I Love You, Man - I thought there were several great scenes in this flick. Ordinarily, Paul Rudd is one of my favorites, but his performance was just not good at times. Overall, I'm glad I waited until it went to video. Definitely hilarious moments.
Gran Torino - This was a good movie. Clint Eastwood proves yet again that he's one of the best in Hollywood. I'm not sure I've ever heard quite this many racial slurs in one movie (especially spouted off by a single character), but it all seemed to work. It starts out kind of slow, but the ending is worth it.
Get Smart - I had such high hopes for this one. I think Steve Carrell is HILARIOUS. This movie...wasn't. I had a few chuckles, but only made it about half-way through the film before I just couldn't take anymore and turned it off. This is probably the same reason that I never watched the original tv show. I just don't get it.
Swing Vote - Wow, this one wasn't what I expected at all. Kevin Costner plays an ignorant drunk redneck (eerily well) who holds the single vote to decide a presidential election. I was expecting more comedy and less political satire drama, but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. It's not for everyone, but there's some good stuff here.
Extract - It's not often that I see a movie on opening weekend, but I know when I'm 1 of 4 people in the theater, that it's probably not a good sign. Jason Bateman is just adorable and funny with his dry delivery. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly hilarious performance as the idiot best friend. And there's a whole host of supporting characters who have several shining moments. Overall, I wish I had waited until this one hit Netflix. Not a bad movie, just not big screen worthy.
Push - Ok, let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a big sci-fi fan. I'm more the romantic comedy or drama genre kind of gal. Having said that, this movie was a bit of a snooze-fest for me. I knew hubby would like it though. And I was right. I thought it interesting how the ending was set up. And I think Chris Evans is a major hottie. Yeah, that's about it.
For t.v. this last week, here's what things looked like.
Top Chef: Las Vegas - I love the Top Chef franchise. It's so much classier than Hell's Kitchen and way more interesting than most of the Food Network stuff. There's some great chefs competing this season! And some food this time around that I would actually try. It's a miracle.
Project Runway - Hallelujah, my man Tim Gunn is back! I adore this show.
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