Monday, March 21, 2011

Let's go to the movies...yet again

It's been a while since I've done a movie post and since I've had lots of tv reruns to contend with, I've seen a lot of films in their place. Here's what I've seen lately.

Julie & Julia - This is a precious movie! I can't believe it took me this long to watch it. Amy Adams is darling and Meryl Streep proves yet again why she is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

Love Happens - I really like Jennifer Aniston. And I think Aaron Eckhart is very dashing. I really wanted this movie to work, but despite it's sad theme and decent performances, it just seemed to drag on and on. Such a bummer.

My Sister's Keeper - I've been avoiding this one for a while because I really wanted to read the book first. But, it was on HBO recently and I figured, why not. I really liked this movie. I mean really. The subject matter is depressing, but the acting is great. And wow, Jason Patric is still HOT. Check this one out.

The Town - I was less than enthused about seeing this movie for a couple of reasons. First, I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck. Second, I'm not a fan of major violence in movies. However, I'm really glad that I put those hesitations aside and saw this movie because it was FANTASTIC. See it. The writing was great. The acting was great. Everything about this was just great. Oh, and Jon Hamm is in this. Mmmm, mmmm, good.

Get Him to the Greek - I have 2 words for you...Judd Apatow. The man is comic genius. Add to that the hilarity that is Russell Brand, the dry comedic timing of Jonah Hill and a performance from Puff Daddy that almost made me pee my pants. Loved this one.

Never Let Me Go - This is not the movie to rent if you're in the mood for a British romance. It's also not the movie to rent if you're feeling the least bit down...about anything. It's well written and the scenery is beautiful, but the story is heartbreaking and the actors do an amazing job of bringing you into their world.

The King's Speech - Shannon & I have been chomping at the bit to see this one since it came out. And I'm here to tell you that all the hype and accolades were 100% deserved. This movie was FABULOUS. Colin Firth is AWESOME. Geoffrey Rush is AMAZING. Now what are you waiting for? Go see this movie.

Easy A - The writing was awesome. Emma Stone is a great actress and she has some great supporting roles in Stanley Tucci & Thomas Haden Church. Anyone who lived through the high school experience is going to find humor in this movie, especially if you loved any John Hughes flicks. I enjoyed it! (the movie...not high school) And for the record, "Can't Buy Me Love" is my fave teen angst flick of all time. Patrick Dempsey, SIGH.

Have you seen any movies lately?


Brandy@YDK said...

the only movie on that list i've seen is Easy A. LOVED it. emma stone is my total girl crush.

CaraBee said...

Julia and Julia. I loved Meryl Streep but the Amy Adams part just didn't work for me. I wish it had been all Meryl.

The Town - I felt the same way as you about that movie before and after. Really, really enjoyed it.

The King's Speech - So awesome. I was delighted that it won so many awards. We walked out of the theater and said that if that movie didn't win Best Picture that we would never watch another Oscars.

Easy A - I loved it. Will probably buy it on DVD soon. Emma Stone is adorable and it referenced so many of my John Hughes/80s teen favorites.

Just saw Paul at the theater last night. Quite enjoyed it. Not for everyone but enough solid laughs to keep me interested.

Shannon said...

Well, I'm pretty sure we talked about all these movies already, so I don't have anything to add.

So I'll just ask... when's our next Sunday morning matinee? ;)


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