Greenlight Reviews

Greenlight Reviews

In each 15 minute podcast, Ann & Les review one current movie and recommend two related rentals. Ann is a two-time Emmy winning producer and Les is a former screenwriter turned successful novelist. They not only tell you that a movie is good or bad but they explain why. And then they always have great ideas for renting movies. They'll help you fill up your queue fast!... Show More

Episodes

September 19, 2018 9 min
Show Notes: While Les prefered the film for it’s interesting casting choices, Ann disagreed and concluded it wasn’t such a big splash after all. Plot: The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.
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September 13, 2018 7 min
Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed that the all-star cast and epic stunt sequences made for a delightful, feel-good show. Plot: The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
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September 5, 2018 11 min
Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed this film masterfully captured the 50’s era tribulations, featuring outstanding actors who perfectly depicted the stirring emotions of this time period. Plot: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.
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August 29, 2018 13 min
Show Notes: Despite the epic sci-fi adventure and stunning visual effects, Ann and Les felt the emotionless characters held back the picture from being a true masterpiece. Plot: A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
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August 22, 2018 13 min
Show Notes: There was no battle of the sexes during this review; Ann and Les agreed that this was not a very extraordinary or exciting film to watch. Plot: This film tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world-number-one Billie Jean King and ex-champ/serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Runtime 2 hr 1 min.
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August 15, 2018 13 min
Show Notes: The only thing Ann and Les had in common when reviewing this rom-com, was their adoration of Reese Witherspoon. Plot: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Runtime 1 hr 37 min.
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August 15, 2018 14 min
Show Notes: Ann’s appreciation for Tom Cruise as an actor outshined Les’ opposition of the flaws found in the movie’s storytelling. Plot: This film tells the true story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Runtime 1 hr 55 min.
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August 15, 2018 12 min
Show Notes: Ann’s distaste for violence was a strong argument against Les’ admiration for this continuation of the X-Men action saga. Plot: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Runtime 2 hr 17 min.
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December 6, 2017 7 min
​Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed that this was ​an extraordinary story but not a very extraordinary or exciting film to watch. Plot: This movie is based on the true story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero when he landed a distressed flight on the Hudson River to save its passengers.
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November 6, 2017 1 min
​Show Notes: While Ann loved the family-friendly approach of this horror flick, Les thought the clichés of haunted houses dragged on for too long. Plot: When Pennywise, a ghost who takes the shape of a clown, begins persecuting school children, a group of misfits must band together to fight back.
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October 18, 2017 7 min
Show Notes: Ann & Les were moved by the beautiful tribute to Jackie Robinson's life, struggles, and triumphs in the game of baseball and beyond. Plot: This biopic tells the story of Jackie Robinson's life as the first African-American MLB player.
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October 11, 2017 7 min
​Show Notes: Ann and Les adore these strong, beautiful women and the inspiring story they tell. Plot Summary: Four Aboriginal girls leave the persecution they face in 1960's Australia to sing and perform for U.S. troops in Vietnam.​
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September 29, 2017 7 min
Review Summary: Ann and Les loved both the young male leads and the direction of this masterpiece. Plot: A cop and a criminal meet in their youth; decades later we see what happens to their teenage sons.
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September 6, 2017 2 min
Ann and Les adore this film that shows the personality of Sherlock, an aspect sometimes forgotten over the years.
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September 6, 2017 8 min
Ann and Les adore this film that shows the personality of Sherlock, an aspect sometimes forgotten over the years.
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August 23, 2017 7 min
Review Summary: Ann and Les adored this dark comedy which features gritty, real citizens from Bernie's hometown. Plot: A true story about a small-town mortician who makes a client of the town's wealthy widow and is still loved by his town. Runtime 104 minutes.
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August 16, 2017 9 min
Review Summary: Ann and Les were not impressed by the eerie, emotionless performance of the lead. Plot: In her struggle to survive late 19th century Ireland, a place where women are discouraged from becoming independent, a woman pretends to be a bell boy named Albert Nobbs.
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August 9, 2017 10 min
Review Summary: The lead actors had great timing, great chemistry and really worked well together. However, their humor was too vulgar for Ann's tastes which ruined the film for her. ​Plot: 3 friends with 3 horrible bosses start plotting murder when they reach their breaking point.
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August 2, 2017 9 min
Show Notes: While Ann did not find this rom-com to be either romantic or comedic, Les disagreed with her on both accounts. Plot: When a guy and a girl attempt to keep their relationship purely physical in order to maintain their friendship, they realize that it is not as easy as it sounds.
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July 26, 2017 7 min
​Show Notes: While Ann and Les were blown away by the amazing special effects in this film, the confusing plot left something to be desired for Les. Plot: After a brilliant neurosurgeon is in a debilitating car accident, he finds himself learning the mystic arts in a journey of both physical and spiritual healing.
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