Wednesday, June 27

Double Feature: Gray Matters/The Bourne Supremacy

Indie film with a strange premise of brother and sister being so close that they are mistaken for a dating/married couple. Cavanagh is pleasant and has less to do than in [the tv show] Ed. Graham wears very cute outfits and her bubbliness actually seems to fit this character rather than being cartoonish. Anybody could have been in Moynahan's role; it was basically a bit/cardboard part, even though the character is central to the plot. Loved all the supporting players who were all under-utilized.


Great spy thriller. Taut action scenes and decent plot development. "Exotic" locations were filmed well, except a tad too black, blue, and dim in some places - it was tough to make out some of the movement. Really liked the interplay between Damon and Allen. Excited for the third installment coming in August.

2007 Tally, DVD: 38 & 39

Monday, June 25

[Tyler Perry's] Daddy's Little Girls

Likeable actors populate this feel good film about doing things right by your family. Romance storyline was flimsy, but enjoyed it anyway.

2007 Tally, DVD: 37

Thursday, June 21

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Let me tell you, I really wanted to like this movie, but it was completely cheesy, contrived, and frankly, a little boring. Watch the trailer a few times instead because a) that's free b) it's shorter and c) it's more exciting than the whole movie put together.

2007 Tally, Theatre: 10

Tuesday, June 12

2007 Week 24: 20on20

1. Me And My Imagination – Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Trip the Light Fantastic
2. Love Machine/Wake Me Up – Girls Aloud, The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits
3. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Geri Halliwell, Bag It Up
4. California – A.B. O’Neill, Grey’s Anatomy Season 3
5. Ladies Choice - Mandy Moore, Wild Hope
6. Put The Needle On It – Dannii Minogue, Neon Nights
7. Me & Mr. Jones – Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
8. The Best Is Yet To Come – Michael Buble, Call Me Irresponsible
9. Here Comes Another One – Groove Terminator, Road Kill
10. Never Again – Kelly Clarkson, My December
11. Right Where You Want Me - Jesse McCartney, Right Where You Want Me
12. La Familia (Guy Sigsworth Remix) - Mirah, You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This
13. Paris Je T’aime – Elisabeth Anais, Paris Je T’aime OST
14. Lost Without U – Robin Thicke, The Evolution of Robin Thicke
15. Woke Up This Morning – Alabama 3, The Sopranos OST
16. B.P.M. (Beats Per Minute) – Kylie Minogue, B-side of 'I Believe in You'
17. Shake That – Eminem (feat. Nate Dogg), Curtain Call: The Hits
18. To Be A Lover – Billy Idol, Whiplash Smile
19. How Do I Deal - Jennifer Love Hewitt, I Know What You Did Last Summer OST
20. Breathe Me (Mylo Remix) - Sia, Colour the Small One

Monday, June 11

The Departed

Well-acted, tightly plotted film. Did not think it was necessarily "The Best Picture" and compared to other Scorsese films - well, he is certainly deserving of an Oscar, but this wasn't his best either. Kept me on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns. Thought that Damon and Baldwin were particularly good in the all-star cast.

2007 Tally, DVD: 36

Friday, June 8

Blood Diamond

Acting was okay, but not to the level that I expected for this "Oscar bait" type of film. DiCaprio and Connelly were virtually chemistry-free; her whole character seemed extraneous, in fact. Film was very violent - although I assume very realistic to the situation there. It definitely makes you think twice about the diamond industry as a whole.

2007 Tally, DVD: 35

Thursday, June 7

Knocked Up

The premise of this movie, as a single girl, really puts it close to home. Acting was believable, in some cases, a little too believable (um, like it wasn't even acting). Really can't imagine the 2 main roles played by anyone else [I find it fascinating that Heigl's character was supposed to be played by A.Hathaway until she dropped out.]. I thought it was funny and moving. The way the characters grew (and talked) throughout the movie seemed realistic and organic.

2007 Tally, Theatre: 9

Tuesday, June 5

Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It!

I can't tell you how hard this woman makes me laugh...

New special premiered before Life on the D-List -- For me, best quote as follows:

[Kathy on the Olsen twins]
Let me tell you something, I'm f-king scared of those little midgets.
I am. Because they're SO filthy rich that they could just
f-king cut you with hundred dollar bills.