Sunday, August 31, 2008

The House Bunny (Shannon)

The Joneses have been in town for about 6 weeks....and so last week Sina & I went to see The House Bunny! and IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Overall I give this movie a 7!!

3 Reasons it didn't get a 10:

1. I was really hoping for some nicely wrapped up "being pretty doesn't make you happy" or some moral like that....and even w/a valiant effort, I didn't leave feeling anything close.
2. Sort of along the same lines, I was constantly thinking "ok what message are they trying to send here?"
3. That's it...I can't think of a 3rd thing that I majorly disliked.

3 Reasons why it didn't get a 2:

1. THE MAKEOVERS! So much fun!!!

2. Anna Faris was really likeable.

3. WE LAUGHED SO MUCH!!! There were many funny and unexpected things. Sometimes the funniest stuff is in the trailer....that wasn't the case with this movie.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mamma Mia

(Shannon) This post is all about why Mamma Mia is the best show of the summer....and maybe of all time! I was truly looking forward to this movie (as much as I am looking forward to seeing the Backstreet Boys on August 18! Seriously!!!) I've seen the play twice, and loved ABBA since I was a kid. Before seeing it, someone said to me that they thought I was going to be disappointed....and I swiftly reminded her that the preview shows men in speedos doing high-steps in flippers on a dock. Now I ask--how could anyone be disappointed with that?

These were the major take-a-ways for me:
  • Dancin' Queen: Seriously folks--if this number does not make you 1) a little emotional and 2) want to ditch your day job to dance, I would worry about you.
  • Donna's BFFs. They were absolutely perfect!
  • The scenery was simply out of this world.
  • Pierce Brosnan has still got it! All the "dads" were amazing!
  • The musical numbers just kept going one right after another--no time to get bored!! Truly the music was the #1 thing!

I could go on and on....instead I shall now post a quote from my dear friend Vanessa:

"Christine Baranski is a hoot, with a body to die for at her age and can knock those young girls out of the water. I couldn't get enough of the ABBA songs and can't wait for Shannon to burn the soundtrack for me. This movie will knock your socks off, your dancing socks that is!"

If you haven't seen this yet, run...don't the nearest theater and prepare yourself for the most fun you've ever had in a theater!!