Friday, May 16, 2008

The Kingdom

I really enjoyed this movie. I don't really like movies like this because of the present war. I do like the point of the movie. Where does the violence end? Revenge is such a strong emotion and in our beliefs and our loyalties, its seems that the violence is justified. I had no idea that Justin Bateman was in this movie and I thought he was the great comic relief in the movie. 3 out of 4

Thursday, May 15, 2008

once

A very sweet movie. You follow these two in a journey of friendship and an emotional affair. I don't fully understand the movie but it left me feeling good. I saw something not only beautiful but I heard something beautiful. I loved at the end the guy's gift to the girl... SO SWEET. 3 out of 4

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Invisible

Totally, not what I expected. The film tugged at some heart strings and of course the selfless sacrifice brought tears to my eyes but overall, it did not bring redemption to the character that attempted murder. When I saw Marcia Gay Harden, I thought, this must be a great movie. But all I can see is a son who misunderstood his mother but in the end when he should have shown compassion, he did not. I sympathized with the mother and ended up disliking the main character. The movie was done all wrong and it is a movie that should have been an after school special with a "Supernatural" twist. 1 out of 4 (skip it)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Baby Mama

I loved this film. It was cute and fun. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are great together. They really were so funny. Tina Fey is so pretty and she has a hot career going on. She had great chemistry with Greg Kinnear. I haven't seen him in anything lately so it was good to see him in a funny film again. It was a bit predictable but the humor is what's worth seeing. 3 out of 4

ZODIAC

A movie that follows a chase to catch a serial killer who uses letters to a newspaper and police department to become famous. I don't think the film would have been that good with out great direction and the great actors involved. Don't watch this at night alone at home. Hubs had to work overnights and I swore I kept hearing things... it really got me scared. It's based on a true story. ahhhhhh! 3 out of 4

MR. BROOKS

hmmm.. It catches your attention and it takes you on a wild ride but it goes absolutely no where. Demi Moore got poor reviews but I thought she didn't suck. I can't believe how good she looks for her age. Dane Cook who can normally be seen in comedies, took a chance on this dramatic role and I couldn't help laughing at him. I found him really funny but not in a slap stick kind of way... just because he was so awkward. 2 out of 4

Lives of Others

This is a foreign film. It's about the time before Germany became one. I am not a history buff and I didn't know very much about the history of Germany. I knew nothing about socialism... So I heard this film got many critic awards so, I added it to my queue. I really enjoyed it. Who needs boring history books when you can watch history on tv? hahaha... I don't think this is based on a true story but I'm sure it was inspired by one. 3 1/2 out of 4