I don’t really have anything interesting to say right now so I’m going to pretend my opinion matters and “review” some of the movies I’ve seen recently. I’m a pretty easy sell on movies so pretty much thumbs up for all of them.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Thank you Redbox. After the disaster that was Strange Wilderness we decided to pre-view some movies through rental before spending actual money for them. This movie turned out to be really good though. It was written by Jason Segel and I think we’ve all seen the scenes in the previews where he’s dumped by his girlfriend while he’s naked. Well I’m here to tell you that he is, in face, actually completely naked. Completely. Consider yourself warned. All that aside It was really a nice story as he runs to Hawaii to get over his girl, only to find her (and her new man) there on vacation too.
After watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall my awesome husband let me choose what movie to watch. I had Atonement and August Rush saved on the DVR and he asked which one I wanted to watch and what they were about. I described both movies to him and he looked at me like I was crazy and then went upstairs to watch sports in the bonus room. Oh well!
I chose August Rush and let me just say that freaking little boy was adorable and I really enjoyed the movie. I also really hate it when Robin Williams plays these super creepy guys. Probably because he actually does a really good job at it and I just hate to see him as a creep! It seriously disturbs me. That being said the music was awesome as this boy who had been living in foster care tries to use music to find the parents he’s never met but is sure are out there. So good, maybe not such a manly movie though.
Atonement – I was told the movie was very pretty and after seeing it I think that’s about all I have to say also. It was very pretty. The music was nice. It was long, and kind of boring and I slept through part of it. But it was pretty. If you’re looking for pretty and artistic this is your movie.. otherwise? Boring. Sorry. Boring.
Hairspray – I know it came out a while ago but I’m just now catching up, thank you HBO! Anyways, it was cute, and I love musicals, and I could NOT get past John Travola’s annoying freaking voice as Edna. Overall I have no problem with him as Edna except that VOICE. And I love Christopher Walken. Cute movie. Makes me want to run out and buy the soundtrack.
Twilight! I didn’t really say much about it before except that I liked it, and I did. And I would see it again and I will own it and I also laughed at parts in the movie that I’m pretty sure we’re not supposed to laugh at and the special affects were just ‘eh but I still enjoyed the movie. I wouldn’t go so far as to say this movie is for everyone and everyone should watch it but it’s a good one!
Four Christmases was actually better than I expected. I’ll admit I read some not-so-great reviews of it and I was skeptical going into it but I really enjoyed it. It was a pleasant surprise! A couple is on their way out of town over Christmas and all flights get cancelled which lands them on the local news which tips off their families that they’ll actually be in town this year. So they have to go spend time with all four (divorced parents) families. It goes predictably bad but is still so-very-funny.
Quantum of Solace – Two words, Action Packed. And I mean slam packed. It was a decent movie and I’m glad I saw it in the theater because I’m not sure it would have been as good to just watch on TV. The plot was sort of hard to follow at times and did I mention Action Packed? I maybe could have done with a little less action if it meant a little more plot but hey.. It’s James Bond. It’s less about plot and more about kick-ass-ness anyways. This does, however, give me an excuse to profess my undying love to Judi Dench. Seriously, I love that woman.
And that means I saw three movies in the theater in the last couple of weeks. And also? It was freaking freezing in there for all three freaking movies! A friend of mine pointed out that it used to always be cold in movies but I had sort of blocked it out til she mentioned it so all three times I was completely unprepared for the cold and I should have brought a jacket because my sweater was just not sufficient. COLD.