Movies: Tully, Rampage


This is a unique story about a suburban New York couple having their third child while balancing  careers and the stress on a growing household.  The wife seems to carry the brunt of the load until they accept an offer for a ‘night nanny’ hired by her brother.  Suddenly, their lives and the household finds a growing sense of ‘normal’.

Charlize Theron gained 50 pounds for the role and shines.  Ron Livingston plays the clueless husband.  Mackenzie Davis is scary good as the nanny.  Mark Duplass plays the brother.

It is rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.  It is not suitable for children due to the adult subject matter.  The genre is listed as a drama/comedy, but it is also a suspense, mystery, surprise ending story as well.  The run time is 94 minutes.  We think if this film was released later in the year there would be Oscar buzz.



This Action Adventure release is directed by Brad Peyton and stars Dwayne Johnson as a primatologist and caretaker to a rare and exceptionally intelligent albino gorilla who was rescued as a youngster.

Meanwhile, back at the lab, mad scientists with Energyne are creating new pathogen genes designed to make any recipients bigger, faster killing machines intended as  biological weapons.

Dwayne Johnson is the leading actor.  Breanne Hill and Naomie Harris are the leading ladies.  Lots of good bad guys include Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, Urijah Faber, Matt Gerald and Demetrius Grosse.

The movie was rated PG-13 for violence, action, destruction, brief language and crude gestures.  It is not suitable for younger children.  It is listed as and Action Adventure, Drama, Sci Fi, and Fantasy running 1 hour, 55 minutes.  It is an enjoyable romp, highly entertaining albeit a bit far fetched.


2 thoughts on “Movies: Tully, Rampage”

  1. I’m new to viewing your site and don’t see a description of your rating sustem. S the maximum 3, 4, or 5 bocci balls?

    1. Hi Wayne, good to here from you. The movie reviews are globes (referencing travel, our biggest activity) Ratings go from a rare flaming zero, to 4 globes. Hope all is well. J&J

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