Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whip It

This quite possibly might be my new favorite movie of all time.....I can't wait!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Ugly Truth & Funny People

I'm not going to really bother giving my opinion on these movies b/c they were not made for me or people like me. I was reminded once again that when you see previews for a movie for months and months beforehand, it's probably an advertising ploy to make at least something back on a crappy movie (the ugly truth). If Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler cannot even save a movie, well there's a serious problem. This picture was the only really funny part of the movie. :)
But I digress from my original intent. Apparently people like stupid movies w/crass humor. And while there were some good laughs, overall I left both these movies thinking "that sucked." Indeed there was a bit of similar humor in the Hangover but in these movies it seemed out of place and totally gratuitious.
Except Eric Bana. As usual, he was perfect.
And this brings me back to my #1 movie gripe these days: why don't they properly show you in the trailer what the movie is all about? If they would do that, all these problems would be solved!!!
p.s. this may show my age, but I don't think Seth Rogen is funny AT ALL!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Julie & Julia and 500 Days of Summer

Just when I think there is no hope for the movie industry....I see these two completely fantastic movies a week apart. Is it really that hard to make a movie like this? Different + meaningful = fantastic!!! I know, I know, it's my own fault for filling my movie repitoire with all the crap that I've been seeing lately, many of which are still sitting in my drafts b/c I don't feel motivated to review them.....
But these two movies are a beacon of light!

500 Days of Summer was just sooo good. I actually started wearing bows around my ponytails (one more example of how my job comes in handy....I want to wear ribbons--good thing I have 100 spools to choose from!). But the "You Make My Dreams Come True" production number is what really stole my heart. Oh how clever and fantastic that was. I must ask myself---why don't more movies catch on???
This movie was a very solid 9!!! Can't wait to see it again!

Then last night I saw Julie & Julia. I was really very neutral about this movie, from the beginning. It looked cute but that's about it. And I don't know if it's just Meryl Streep...but I suspect it is actually a lot more than her that made this movie memorable. There were a lot of really touching moments--I actually teared up a time or two (and not just because the girl next to me wouldn't share her XL Diet Coke)!
Loved her sister. Loved Julia & Paul. I definitely liked their storyline better than Julie & Eric but theirs grew on me too. It was such a sweet and thoughtful show---I'd also give it a 9.