Thursday, February 21, 2008

Vacancy

A thriller starring unlikely actors who would do these kind of films. Luke Wilson is a horrible actor especially movies that require acting. Kate is a good actor but being paired up with Luke Wilson who is just blah, made her out to be blah, too. As I watched the beginning, you right away know that this couple has no love for each other. It's all in the speech. Hmmm! Seems so familiar... It did tense me up like a good thriller should but the ending was blah. 1 1/2 out of 4

Friday, February 15, 2008

Georgia Rule

Totally not what I expected. The trailer made you believe that this was a normal "Gary Marshall" film... light-hearted with a bunch of comedy. This movie has a dark side. The controversial plot of a really messed up family. It ends all well but the movie seems to not mesh well. Does it want to be comedy or is it a drama. There are great movies out there that can be a dark comedy but this was just so odd. I feel that Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman's talent was wasted in this film. Lindsay Lohan not consistent in her acting through out this film. I saw glimpses of her talent but she needs some time on honing her skills as an actress. Maybe she's too confident in her talent and doesn't have the eagerness to learn. Too busy partying perhaps. Well, what do I know.

I did like the storyline even though the subject matter is really serious but seeing something once broken and redeemed is always good too watch. 2 out of 4

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

BUG

Another movie where I saw the trailer, I wanted to watch the movie. This movie is nothing what I expected. It had an independent film feel and excellent acting from everyone. It's different and hubby couldn't stand watching it any longer but I needed to see how it ended and then... the disc kept skipping and then stopped playing. UGH!! netflix bothers me sometimes. So I don't know how it ends. If anyone seen it, can you let me know how it ends! 1 3/4 out of 4

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Number 23


I love psychological thrillers. This one began slow but it was good. Hubs has no patients with these unless it starts moving quickly. He couldn't get over that Jim Carey was in this thriller. Jim Carey is great. He is a versatile actor and he does bring in a bit of humor to a dark film. It was entertaining. 2 3/4 out of 4

Knocked Up

Hilarious movie!! I really enjoyed it. 3 out of 4

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Factory Girl

I totally forgot I added this movie to my queue on Netflix. When it arrived at my doorstep, I wasn't very excited to watch it. I heard that Sienna Miller is this amazing actress and I've seen her in Alfie and o, that movie with Heath Ledger. I wasn't impressed. I thought her to be a bit annoying. So I was expecting anything from this film, all I knew it was about Andy Warhol's muse.

It was a well put together film. Everysingle character was well performed by each actor. It was a great cast. Guy Pearce was brilliant as Andy Warhol. And Sienna Miller was brilliant as well. It was a great role. Edie was so complex and you really feel her fall. It is so tragic but you really sympathize with her. I liked the film. It was well done. Oh, I was surprise to see Jimmy Fallon in a dramatic role. Thank goodness, he was kept at a minimum. I was waiting for him to bring out his comedic ways but he was alright. I think he may have been miscasted but they took a risk and it all worked out in the end. 3 out of 4

Friday, February 1, 2008

300

A movie that was hyped. Over the summer, I kept hearing 300 is awesome. . The scenary was beautiful. The Sepia tone gave a great feel and makes the shedding of blood that more intense but... the storyline was alright. It was a beautiful movie to watch. However substance wise... it fell flat. Or maybe I was in a mood for a victory and not a martyr type movie. I kept comparing the movie to Gladiator. NoW... gladiator that was a great movie. 2 out of 4