Sunday, December 30

Live Free or Die Hard

Wasn't expecting much, but it was pretty well done for the genre. Suprisingly coherent plot - liked the action sequences, although, of course somewhat unbelievable as far as how often these people get banged around and still get up and fight.

2007 Tally, DVD: 64

Friday, December 28

The Heartbreak Kid

It's as if the Farrelly Brothers took all the leftover jokes from their previous movies and mashed them together. A major disappointment.

2007 Tally, dvd: 63

Tuesday, December 25

I Am Legend

Well done, somewhat scarier than expected sci-fi film. W.Smith did a tremendous job carrying the majority of the movie. Some of the plot points I felt could have been expanded upon (i.e. his family, how the virus started turning), but overall entertaining.

2007 Tally, Theatre: 14

Wednesday, December 19

Tuesday, December 18

Four Brothers

Semi-violent movie, but with an unexpected heart.

2007 Tally, dvr: 6

Monday, December 17

Double Feature: Evening/Lucky You

For all the famous names in the film, the acting was not as good as expected. Part of that, I guess had to do with the plot and time framing of the film. The other part of it may have had to do with the fact that it was so character heavy that all of them couldn't possibly have loads to do. It wasn't horrible, just not the Oscar bait, I'm sure the makers were hoping for.


Father-son picture that was marketed as a love story. Good acting all around. Some of the sidebets were more interesting than the poker playing main plot. Colorful characters abound in the side-world that could have been examined more; it was a bit of a somber movie.

2007 Tally, DVD: 61 & 62

Monday, December 10

The Nanny Diaries

I read this book and it was so great until about the last 2 chapters. I am happy that they changed the ending for the movie; I found it much more fulfilling. S.Johannsson was surprising in the role of the put-upon nanny, and L.Linney made a one-note role into a really nuanced character.

2007 Tally, DVD: 60

Sunday, December 9

Loving Annabelle

This was a really sweet, albeit not terribly likely love story. I had a hard time believing that the teacher in this situation wouldn't have handled it much differently and also the ending seemed really public (a private school usually doesn't handle things in this matter as far as I can surmise).

2007 Tally, dvr: 5

Friday, December 7

Art School Confidential

Honestly, I wasn't sure what to make of this film. I was expecting a "fish-out-of-water" experience story, and ended up with this really crazy, character study, murder mystery, love-story-but-not-quite movie. Acting was well-done, but I found it really confusing to follow.

2007 Tally, DVD: 59

Thursday, December 6

20on20: Week 49

1. Three Wishes – The Pierces, Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge
2. Gimme More – Britney Spears, Blackout
3. Stripper – Soho Dolls, Ribbed Music for the Numbed Generation
4. Last Christmas – Wham!
5. Rock Star – Roisin Murphy, Overpowered
6. Space Dementia - Muse, Origin of Symmetry
7. Wannabe – The Spice Girls, Spice
8. Believe – The Bravery, The Sun and the Moon
9. With You – Sum 41, Underclass Hero
10. One Week of Danger – The Virgins, ’07 EP
11. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here – Audra McDonald & Alicia Morton, OST Annie (1999)
12. Touch Me Like That – Dannii Minogue vs. Jason Nevins, TMLT - single
13. Carmen Suite No.2 (Habanera) – Bizet, Opera – Carmen
14. Something Like That – Tim, Gossip Girl, Episode 5
15. I Will Show You Love – Kendall Payne, Paper Skin
16. For Good – Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth, OBC Wicked
17. If It’s Lovin’ You Want Part 2 – Rihanna (feat. Corey Gunz), A Girl Like Me
18. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn & John, Writer's Block
19. Apologize – Timbaland (feat. OneRepublic), Shock Value
20. Hit Me Up – Gia Farrell, OST Happy Feet