Wednesday, January 26

No Strings Attached

I know I should be embarrassed to admit that I saw this movie especially considering that I could watch quality films like True Grit or The King's Speech, but sometimes it's just nice to see a movie that everything you needed to know about it was in the trailer. BTW, Portman actually seemed sexy to me in this movie. {I kinda love/hate her in general.}

Theater: 2
2011 Running Total: 3

Tuesday, January 18

The Dilemma

So here's the deal...I enjoy V. Vaughn & K. James. Even though, their movies aren't Oscar bait, I generally know what to expect. Unfortunately, this particular movie couldn't quite decide if it was a drama or a comedy. I wanted it to be a comedy - I think it thought it could do both and succeeded as neither. Given that it was a Ron Howard movie, I can't help but wonder if the making of this movie wasn't a lot better than the actual movie.

As a sidenote: I read that Uma Thurman was up for the Winona Ryder part - I figure that Kevin James, while an awesome person and actor (conjecture), really isn't going to be married to Uma Thurman. One always tries to imagine what might make a movie better, but imagine how much worse and miscast this movie could have been.

Theater: 1
Running total: 2

Sucker Punch 3.25.11

Easy A

Can we talk about this movie? I love a good teen movie even more than the next person. As a child of the 80's, Sixteen Candles was the first movie that I saw on a videotape. It goes without saying that it was the first of many. I was more than a little excited for this Easy A. Who doesn't have a little girlcrush on E. Stone? While I enjoyed some of the throwback references to movies that I hadn't thought about in awhile (I'm lookin' at you, Can't Buy Me Love), I felt that the majority of the movie was lost on me. I really didn't find it as clever as it seemed to think it was. Disappointing. Anybody else out there have the same thought? Do I need to watch it again to "get it"?

DVD: 1
Running Total: 1