…credits. I think it’s time to just give it up with the credits at the end of movies and tv shows. No one cares, no one reads, and if anyone really did care enough to read, they couldn’t because they’re going so fast (after tv shows anyways). I literally saw some credits at the end of a show the other day that were scrolling so fast that they were just one big blurred image of scrolling text. Forget it,…you don’t see me asking for credits after doing my job…And as a side note – the only ones caring enough to read are probably related to the person listed in the credits.
I’m taking this time while my husband is away to catch up on some serious chic flicks. I thought they’d both be awful, but I was pleasantly surprised with one…the other was an obvious dud.
I began my day alone with some serious cleaning (so that when I started my serious movie watching, I wouldn’t feel guilty!), then when the dream of a Felicity marathon was crushed, I rented a couple movies my husband wouldn’t mind skipping. I started with The Time Traveler’s Wife. I wish this movie would have given some tips on how to go back in time and warn myself against renting this movie. It was kind of just weird, some thoughts of child molestation had to be ignored, and was all over the place. The only plus was that it was well made. I would not recommend this movie and would rather suggest my second watch.
I continued with Love Happens. I really thought that there’d be no chemistry and I’d just be annoyed by Jennifer, but neither happened. I enjoyed this one from the beginning and was actually laughing, crying, and happy throughout. It was just a well done, cute movie that was never offensive and not your traditional romance.
I’m not sure what’s on the docket next, but I have my sights set on Dear John. Any recommendations?
Wall-E was a hoarder
Tombstone stars everyone but Clint Eastwood
Thank You for Smoking will make you want to start
Prime is my new favorite movie
Henry Poole is Here‘s original script had Jesus on a piece of toast
The Book of Eli is actually a movie
P.S. couldn’t decide on an ending, so they decided to be weird
Annie Hall reminds you that you should never watch another movie starred/directed/written by Woody
Well, looks like Little Miss Sunshine just didn’t want to live a miserable life without one of her kidneys.
Now here was a movie that falls under the ‘Depressing’ category. Talk about needing a box of Kleenex’s next to you for this one. This movie explores the hardships that come with cancer in the family. It’s sad all the way through, but I did find myself laughing a few times. The acting was good, the sick girl really does look sick, and Alec was the perfect casting job. If you’re in search of a sad movie, this one’ll do the trick.
Jennifer Eight – Uma, a blind girl….Emilie, a sleeping girl. Here’s a movie (from the 90s) I watched on tv, pretty good, but still not sure how it ended. I think in my life I’ve fallen asleep to at least 60% of the movies I’ve seen, but that doesn’t stop me from having an opinion!
13 Going on 30 – Thankfully this one was playing on tv so I didn’t have to pay to watch, just give it my time. Surprisingly entertaining enough, even though Jennifer is a scary looking skinny broad with a big mouth, but Mark helps as the cute likeable love interest.
I Am Legend – I hate zombie movies, why didn’t anyone warn me?
Syriana – George works the beard in another movie that makes you wonder how true this all really is. I don’t think I want to know.
The Class – Entre les murs is a movie about a young French teacher to all the young punks of Paris. It makes you give up on the next generation of kids. The movie is very well acted, felt like they just stuck a camera in a real classroom, but has no ending so therefore I don’t recommend this film.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is coming back to haunt me by making me admit I actually spent a few dollars to watch this turd. It’s not like I was expecting much, or anything at all, but it was even worse than the cutsie, beautiful-people romantic comedy I wanted for the evening. I don’t think we went more than 30 seconds without a sex joke or innuendo of some sort, and both Matthew and Michael are just getting too old for these groping roles. Rather than renting this formula movie, might I suggest another Hollywood-type that was a little more fulfilling, Bride Wars or Confessions of a Shopaholic. Enjoy.
What I really enjoyed about this movie was that the movie didn’t think I was an idiot!
Let me explain, most Hollywood films nowadays must think their audience is incapable to put the pieces together or to see the obvious ending that’s a couple hours away. You see how I just thought my audience wouldn’t understand, I must not think much of you..but that’s not true, it was a joke. And see there, I did it again, I had to tell you when there was a joke.
Now would you people just smarten up and get your crap together.
(PS – How do you think Amy Adams and the one-armed man end up getting together?!)
I met my husband downtown after work and we walked up to a nice little, authentic pizza place. This is where I learned the love Italians have for black olives…sheesh, talk about putting a whole can of olives on my pizza. Let’s just say they’ve grown on me after that meal.
Now, this next part is very hard for me to admit, but I have watched all the Harry Potters in the last month. True love! (that is for Hal, not Harry) So we went to see this latest one on the big IMAX downtown in 3-d. That technology is just crazy, you feel like you’re actually going to get hit by something…and the glasses you get to wear are a cool bonus. The movie itself was fine, not sure why so many gave it bad reviews; it’s the same basic formula as all the ones preceding it (ok, except in this one he doesn’t almost get expelled and get an award instead at the end). But then again, I haven’t read any of the books, and I don’t have a yearning to find out what’s going to happen in the next one. All I wonder is if they’ll all be raging alcoholics and whose baby Hermonie will be carrying?
The only question I have: does the guy sitting next to me with the eye-patch get a discount?
I’m not sure if I’m getting soft in my age or if all these movies I’ve been watching lately are actually good, but I sure have been loving all these Hollywood flicks. Even through numerous pee breaks (dad’s issues with age), snack breaks, phone calls, etc. I still was pulled into the suspenseful roller coaster of Valkyrie. Even though we all knew how it would end, I still clenched, cried and managed to get past Tom Cruise as the one-eyed-one-handed-German-treasonist.
I didn’t think I would like this movie either (I’m such a pessimist when it comes to Hollywood, and for good reason), but for what they did in the first minute of the movie, changing text and talking from German to English, I was sold and bought right into the Nazi rule in WWII.
Who knew Bride Wars and Marley & Me would be such satisfying movies.
I mean a movie about a dog is not exactly my idea of 2 hours well spent, but it was a cute, non-offensive, real (I mean mom wanted to stay home with the kids, that still happens?!), surprising, tearful, and even though it got a little too touching when Marley eats his last kibble, I couldn’t believe it was so good. So this one gets my seal of approval for the whole family.
The only bad part of Bride Wars were Kates’ bangs. It started with laughs when the rating came up and warned of “rude behavior.” And then the brother being the guy from Prime, I was sold. Another great movie for the fam.
So I guess it’s four thumbs up from the weekend.