Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baby Mama

Hilarious! I got this for my birthday (thanks, Summer!), and I love it. Tina Fey is a gem, and Amy Poehler is equally amusing. I love the two together. And the rest of the cast was perfect, too. Steve Martin is in this, and who doesn't love Steve Martin's comedy?! He's great! I love the part where he rewards Tina Fey's character by giving her five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. Too weirdly funny!

The premise for this film is bittersweet, and the big twist makes the movie's ending so much better. I figured out what was going to happen in the end (too many predictable movies these days), but it was still so wonderful to watch the ending come together. Baby Mama drama has never been so entertaining! Two thumbs up from me!

Definitely, Maybe

Definitely a keeper. I bought this romantic comedy on a whim, and I'm glad I did. It's told from a man's point of view which is a nice change of pace for a chick-type flick. I didn't think Ryan Reynolds would be able to pull off the dad role, but he did it with charm and actually very well. Out of the three leading ladies, I'm glad he chose the one he did. Enjoyable for a date night or just to chillax on your own.

What Happens In Vegas

This was funnier than I thought it would be. I liked the whole cast, especially Ashton Kutcher...of course. I liked his apartment in NY, too. It was made to look like a bachelor pad, but it was kind of homey and had a lot of character. I can't help that I notice things like that. Aside from his apartment, the story was just fun and cute, and, even though you know what will happen after Vegas, it's still a good movie. My favorite part was the running for the appointment montage. And the afterthoughts during the credits were hilarious...seeing them get married and seeing Jason Sudeikis get his lights punched out.

Sydney White

Predictable typical college teen flick. You can tell this was done on a low budget. I didn't like the whole "I'm a dork" thing at the end. That was just annoying. I do like Amanda Bynes, but her acting is the same in most films. That is kind of getting old and on my nerves. I want to see her in something more serious.

Road House 2

I don't know why I even watched this. Just a modern version of the first movie, but this one sucked. Don't waste your time.


A good story about learning to love yourself for who you are and not putting faith in suspicion and curses. I really liked this movie, and I love that James McAvoy is in this. His character was super sweet and very nice to look at as usual!

This would be a fun fairytale for the family to watch.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


This was an interesting love story. It was bittersweet.

I love Keira Knightley even though she sticks out her chin a bit too much in my opinion. Michael Pitt was a nice surprise, and he brings eroticism to the whole movie in a good way. I didn't like him at first, but his look kind of grew on me. He was just cute at first but then morphed into sexy, and seeing him in that big sauna barrel tub was pretty damn hot. That was a steamy scene...literally.

Moving was sad, but in a good way - like I said, bittersweet. It's sad that he didn't realize the love he waited and wanted for most of his life was with him the whole time, but he was too blind to see it. Random note - I love the big garden they have featured in this film.

For some this movie might not be a winner, but if you are a sappy romantic like me, you will enjoy it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Time Traveler's Wife - By Audrey Niffenegger

Wow. Just finished this book. Our book of the month for September. It was pretty good. There were very exciting parts and parts that got a little slow. I liked how the time traveling made everything connect. You would read one part of the book that didn't make sense and then watch for it to make sense later as they got farther along in time. I felt bad for Clare. Waiting. Worried. Henry knew so much more than she did about their life, but at the same time so did she.

Parts were confusing. Time travel books/movies always are I suppose.

I could also have done without all the strange sex scenes. They always seemed to be kind of forced and weird. Almost made you feel dirty for reading them. I guess they were realistic, but it was just weird.

I liked the book best when she was a little girl or after they had their little girl Alba. Happy to have read it but probably wouldn't pick it up again.

This is a HUGE book for someone's first novel. Kudos to Audrey N. for taking something like this on for her first book.