Monday, June 30, 2008


Frikkin' awesome! Love Shia Labeouf (quite the cutie), love action/sci-fi/comedy/bit-of-romance films. Autobots battle the Decepticons! Must save mankind! Fantastic graphics! Oh yeah! Another A+ for Steven Spielberg. Looking forward to more Transformer movies. Autobots, rollout!

(I'm a goob.)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

27 Dresses

Very sweet and, dare I say it, "cute". I knew the ending right from the start (who wouldn't figure that out?), but I had to watch it. James Marsden was in it, hello! That's the first reason, but also because I'm a sappy romantic who loves chick flicks!

I didn't like Katherine Heigl that much before she started doing movies, but she is growing on me with each new film. Her character in this is very admirable for doing all she does for friends and not saying "no" to people. She's a hero at times, really. And when the hero gets trampled, of course you want to see her lifted up and given the respect and happy ending with the perfect wedding she deserves. Oh, and I loved her adorable apartment!

Good, good!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera

I thought I was going to get an epic romance that would jerk the tears from my ducts, but not one of my eyes was moist by the end of this film. Maybe if I had read the book first, this movie would be better. I like Javier Bardem, and he acted well in his role...the story was just blah, though. I get the story (it's not hard to understand), but I didn't feel the emotion or sadness or love or happiness that the characters felt throughout the entirety of the movie. I felt it a little in the beginning, but by the end I was numb. I think all the sexcapades that Florentino had just took all the emotion out of it for me. Or maybe it was Giovanna Mezzogiorno's pale, mannequin-like face. I don't know. I'll admit that the ending was sweet and makes you want to say, "Aw, how sweet." I was just not as moved as I had hoped I would be.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Be Kind Rewind

This movie was funny, but it turned out to be way different than I thought it would be. It was sweet at the end and kind of sad, too. I'm not sure what happened at the end because there was no real conclusion...keep the store or demolish it??? Not sure about that. I do know that Jack Black was hilarious as per usual, and I love all the Sweded movies. My favorite has to be the Ghostbusters one. So great, "...when you're walkin' down the street, and you see a little ghost...What you gonna do about Ghostbuuusterrrrs?!" Hahahaha....loved it!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Decent action flick. There was a love story, and that is always a plus for me with these types of movies. I did like the whole movie, but I wish there had been some flashback scenes of the battles between jumpers and paladins. I think that some of those might have made the movie a bit more intense and interesting. It seemed like the characters just talking about the history of the war only skimmed the surface of it all. Looks like there was a bit of a lead off at the end, and, if there is another installment of Jumper, I might go see it. If Hayden Christensen is in it, I will definitely see it. He's hot!


So much heart and comedy. Juno was a sweet and hilarious surprise. The writing was clever, and Ellen Page's acting was stellar. I loved the whole movie (so many great lines to memorize), and I cried at the end. I didn't realize that this would be one, but it was a feel-good tear-jerker, and those are the best kind. I will probably buy this later. See it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl (movie)

I thought this movie was a somewhat decent representation of the book. It was hard to dislike King Henry so much this time around since he was played by Eric Bana (whew!). The story was kind of summed up in parts with quick scene changes and long periods of time going by in just minutes. I didn't like that, but you can only do so much with a couple hours for a movie. My one gripe about this film is that the ending concerning Anne and George's relationship and what they did and what happened as a result of it was changed so that we're only led to believe that it may have happened. You don't find anything out for sure, and you don't get as twisted and dramatic an ending as you do in the book. The ending was still dramatic, but I think they should have left it alone. Still, it was a good flick....the love scenes could have been longer or more intense (hehe), but they were satisfactory, too. ;o)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Bourne Ultimatum

Two words - Kick Ass! This movie rocks. Jason Bourne is back and better than ever! I love Matt Damon, and he is just supreme in this movie.

Once again, Jason is trying to find out who he is and why he does what he does. This is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. The action is quick and unpredictable, and the stunts are amazing as per usual. Smart technology, high speed chases, insane car crashes, intense dialogue and well choreographed fight scenes all add up to a fantastic film in my book.

I hope there will be another one of these awesome movies down the line because I love the Bourne series.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Happening

I saw this on opening night which is something I rarely do these days, but it was M. Night Shyamalan's first R rated film so I gave in to the idea of that alone. I wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't blown away either. It's a good movie, but when I walked out of the theater I wasn't sure what to think. Now thinking back over the film, I realize that the hypothetical "happening" makes sense. It all boils down to humanity's affect on mother nature. Why couldn't plants evolve to defend themselves? Plants do communicate, and there were cited examples of that in the film. Evolution is a part of life for all living things, and even though this film is a little far fetched, it's somewhat believeable, and that makes it kind of scary. And now that I think about it, the whole bee thing in the beginning of the movie makes me wonder if that was supposed to be viewed as the catalyst for why "the happening" began when it did. It's an interesting idea. I would probably see this movie again. If you don't like thinking too much about your entertainment, go see it anyway because there are still plenty of comedic moments to laugh at and shocking deaths to gasp about to make it worth your while.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Laced - Carol Higgins Clark

This is the first book of the Regan Reilly series that I have read, and I will probably be enjoying more of these stories in the future. I was looking for something light and humorous with a bit of danger and mystery, and this book was it. The mystery wasn't so much a mystery as it was a chase really, but it was still a good story. I really like Jack and Regan's relationship; they solve crimes together and still manage to have a good time as well. I might start back at the beginning of this series when they were just dating to see how their relationship progressed over the years.

The story was good, like I said, but I would have enjoyed maybe a murder or two instead of just a few things being stolen...the ghost kind of made up for that part in a way, but there's nothing like a good old-fashioned murder mystery. Anyway, pick this up if you are looking for the same easy reading you get from Carol's mother, but expect a little more humor and adventure.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Way to go Tracy Turnblad...This is a fun musical, and I have never seen the High School Musical movies so I hadn't ever heard Zac Efron (Link) perform. He was really good as was James Marsden (hot as Corny Collins), Queen Latifah and surprisingly Michelle Pfeiffer. John Travolta cracked me up as Tracy's mom, and it was kind of weird seeing him as her at first, but I got used to it after the first couple of scenes. Christopher Walken is always good for a laugh, too. Funny and sweet and somewhat uplifting. Good for a fun rental.