Thursday, August 27, 2009

Movie Reviews

Still escaping at least once a week for some toddler-free time at the movies. Cheapest therapy around. Give it a try. My sister, Ceason, loves to tease me because I go alone....and now prefer to go alone. Best way, I promise!

Inglourious Basterds - Fantastic. Gory and a few too many scalpings for my comfort level, but very clever and very Tarantino-esque. I thought my love died for him with Reservoir Dogs (still one of the best soundtracks ever), but no. I loved it.

And, Brad Pitt? He was adorable. Blake loves to tease me about him being a celeb crush and he's not.

Benecio del Toro? Yes.

Brad Pitt? No.

I married a pretty boy. Why would I need a crush on Brad, too?

Orphan - Knew the twist. Not impressed. Weird and not in a good way. I like weird. I didn't like this.

The Time Traveler's Wife - I really wanted to like this movie and I, unfortunately, did not. Have heard great things about the book and I adore Rachel Adams. But, it didn't play out well....it was confusing.....and didn't make a lot of sense to me. Maybe if I had some prior knowledge of the story, it would have helped.

I really wanted to see 500 Days of Summer, but have heard it's terrible. Anyone?

10 comments:

Coco said...

My brother loved Inglorious. I want to go see it, maybe something Adam and I can agree on.

Time Traveler's Wife is in my stack of reading material. Want to read it first before I see the movie.

Can't believe you went and spent money on Orphan. That was really stupid.

starnes family said...

Don't judge. Sometimes a crappy movie can be good. It's 2 hours away from the madness....I'm not always picky!

Donatelli98 said...

I am so not a fan of Brad Pitt - no celeb crushes on him for me. I haven't seen a movie in the theater in ages. We just do Netflix now when the girls are in bed.

Carrie Darney said...

I am just so happy that I know of someone else who lives going to the movies by herself! I get alot of slack for it...but I can sit where I want, not have to share my popcorn, etc. I too see it as 2 hours of uninterrupted peace and quiet!

Now, I haven't been in a long time. I'm disappointed about Time Traveler's wife...I was hoping that would be good! I love her as well...will still go see it...

Brad Pitt had me when he was Tristan, but has gone downhil since then for me...

Melissa said...

I heard 500 Days of Summer was great from a few people. To each their own though.

Perhaps I'll wait for Time Traveler's Wife to hit the VOD!

Thanks Casey!

If the shoe FITZ said...

I meant to ask you if you saw Ingloriuos. We saw it last weekend. Very Tarantino...even in the first few seconds you could tell. I liked it but agree little more bloody than I prefer...but still good movie...the Jew Killer guy was awesome

Mommy Jennifer said...

I agree about The Time Traveler's Wife. My friend and I saw it this past weekend and seriously considered leaving. I thought it was going to be a great love story sorta like the Notebook. I love Rachel McAdams too {my hubby jokes I have a girl crush on her!} Like you said, it was confusing, not realistic, jumped around too much to really get into the love story. I am telling everyone to save their $ and time and not go see this one.

Shannon said...

I don't typically like blockbuster type movies and tend to like independent films instead. Planning to see 500 Days of Summer this weekend. I'll let you know how that goes.

The Lenzers said...

I too love to see movies alone. I don't get to go near enough....i saw one this summer. I usually prefer no brainers though. Maybe next week I can get one in while the boys go to mothers day out.

FROGGITY! said...

oh wow! i was going to see time traveler's wife this weekend! i am glad you gave me the heads up, i may netflix it instead...

benicio!!! yes!!!

even my hubby likes ol' benicio...(man crush? jk!)!

2 of our fave movies = traffic and the usual suspects. AWESOME!

i don't like tarantino - generally speaking - but i may give IB a try! my best friend loved it.