Movie Review: The Divergent Series: Alegiant

This is the 3rd movie in the series of tween books written by Veronica Roth, the first two being Divergent and Insurgent. For the life of me I will never understand why this boring futuristic end of the world series of bad movies is so popular among young people. There is a 4th movie, hopefully the last of this series is coming out in 2017 and is called Ascendant although there does not seem to be a corresponding book written by Roth by that title that I was able to find on Amazon.The cast of this movie is about the same as the previous 2 movies with the excellent actress Shailene Woodley as the star.

I assume that the entire message of this series of books is that categorizing people into certain types is both not fair and wrong for everybody. Nobody would disagree with the message here but you just wish that the story and the movies that have been created from this idea were a whole lot better. For me once these two wasteful hours of your life begins you cannot wait until its all over. The story is all over the place, the concepts are stupid and the special effects are at best average, so once again I asked myself during this ordeal, why is all this so popular? I have heard the real idea about this series of movies is about bullying which as we all know is a very big problem with young people today. Given this premise I wished once again than a better idea than this one would have gained popularity.

As with the previous two movies in this series, I do not recommend this movie.

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The Divergent Series Alliegiant – IMDB

Movie Review: Hello, My Name is Doris

This really is the first movie that Sally Field has made as an old woman, with the possible exception of the movie Lincoln where she played Mary Todd Lincoln some years ago. Sally will be 70 this year and she looks good for her age overall and has had a career to be very proud of, including 2 academy Awards for Norma Ray in 1979 and Places in the Heart in 1984.

Like most women in Hollywood over age 40 or 50, the great parts are few and far between which is an unfortunate reality of choosing a life in Show Business. This movie was made for only around 1 million dollars and I was overall pretty impressed with the quality of this very low budget story. Some of this movie was pretty funny and other parts about a 70 year old woman infatuated by a man who was 35 years younger were pretty sad because as it turns out it was all mostly just a series of misunderstandings on her part. Doris also loses her mother at the start of the movie, was never married and is a hoarder living in a disastrous house. We also find out that she probably never got married because she had to take care of her mother.

As always Field’s acting was outstanding and the remaining cast, which included Tyne Daly was also quite impressive as well.

This is a good and entertaining movie and I do recommend it.


Hello, My Name is Doris – IMDB