Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Tuesday Entertainment Roundup

Summer has officially arrived. Which means that my t.v. obsession is on hiatus along with all of my favorite shows. What's a girl to do? Oh yeah, take my Netflix account off hold and get to watching some movies! Here's my reviews of movies that I've seen in the last 2 weeks.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Let me first say that I'm not a fan of Brad Pitt. I don't think he's cute. I don't think he's funny. He generally gets on my every nerve. However, with this movie, I might just have a new appreciation for him. The cinematography is fabulous, the makeup jobs are incredible and the story is fabulous. And Cate Blanchett (who I have a serious girl crush on) was so great in this film! This flick gets 2 thumbs up from me.

Bride Wars - I wanted so badly to like this movie. Every time I saw previews for it, I crossed fingers and toes that they hadn't shown all the best parts in the 30 second trailer. I was wrong. Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway were seriously under-used and did the best they could with a script that was just awful. Don't waste your time on this one.

My Best Friend's Girl - I like Dane Cook. Yeah, I said it. I don't like his stand-up routines, but he makes me laugh so much in his acting roles. This movie had me laughing a lot. I recommend it to people who are not easily offended by really coarse language. And I'm not kidding about the language. It's bad...but really funny. And Kate Hudson is great in this film!

Burn After Reading - As my hubby put it: Burn After Watching. Or save yourself the fire and just don't watch it at all. Unless you really love the Coen Brothers. In which case, you might find this film mildly amusing.

Zack & Miri Make a Porno - I'm starting to sense a theme here. Apparently, seriously bad language is not remotely offensive to me. Go figure. Hubby & I both loved this film! If you like Kevin Smith, see this movie. It's hilarious! Seth Rogen delivers some great zingers and his dry delivery is just classic.

Taken - Oh Liam Neeson, how I adore you. You just get better with age. This is an action thriller that will make you think twice about letting your child travel anywhere without you by their side. LOTS of violence, but a good storyline. Hubby especially enjoyed this one.

And there you have it! Next week I hope to have some reviews of all the books I've read this week while lounging on the beach. Oh yeah, commence with your jealousy. I can take it.


Heather said...

Oh, what beach will you be lounging on? Do tell...

I am not a big movie buff; I'd rather read. However, the last great movie I saw was Gran Torino. Have you seen that one yet? Love me some Clint Eastwood, no matter how old he gets.

Kat said...

I must disagree with you on "Burn after reading." I thought it was great. Hilarious. And Brad Pitt was the best in that. (I am with you on the general feeling about BP)

And I have Zach and Miri in my netflix queue. Seth Rogen has become one of my favs. Have you seen the "Pineapple Express?"

thatdesigngal said...

Good Morning! Definitely agree with you about Burn After Reading, my fiance and I turned it off after 45 minutes. Really enjoyed Taken, and really wondered about Bride Wars. Hmmm, bummer- thanks for the heads up!

Brandy said...

Seth Rogen is hysterical. But I also like Dane Cook's stand up so my opinion might be a little skewed.

We watched Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans this weekend. LOVED it!

Michelle said...

You had to toss in that part about the beach at the end there, didn't you? Mean mean mean.

I've seen none of those and have even not heard of most of them. Sad, I know. BUT it's good to know I'm, not the only person in the world who isn't into Brad Pitt!

Shannon said...

You know how I feel about Pitt (blech!)... but I do want to see Ben Button, too. I'll have to remember to add it (and Taken) to my Netflix queue.


I 100% agree ,although have not saw the porno one yet.I can't believe I haven't though because I heart Seth Rogen ,especially the chunkier Seth.I wanna feed him cheeseburgers since he lost weight.

Omgoodness I loved My Best Friend's girl!!! Fav. line ,It's not gonna suck itself.


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