Friday, October 31, 2008

Grandma's Boy

An incredible waste of time. There might have been two funny jokes in this movie, but I don't remember what they are, and I don't really care either. I suppose this would be funny to people who get high all the time. That's the last time I let a Blockbuster boy pick out my free rewards rental. Yeah, it was a free pick, but I like to take advantage of the free thing and not waste it on crap like this movie. I should have known better.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Classic Indy Jones flick. You can really see Harrison Ford's age come out in this role, but he did an outstanding job anyway. I didn't expect his adventures to become alien-related, but anything's possible. I liked this one a whole lot, but Last Crusade is still my favorite. Shia LaBeouf is hot, but I didn't like his hair in this movie. It'd be neat if he got to carry on the Indiana Jones legend. Definitely a must see for Indiana Jones fans.

Nights in Rodanthe

I loved the book a whole lot more, but the movie is good on its own, too. The story was changed too much for my taste for it to be a good representation of the book.

I enjoyed seeing Diane Lane and Richard Gere together on screen. This is a very emotional film, and it starts out slow but builds quickly. Definitely a chick film, and I recommend this to any of you who like a good tragic love story.

I wish James Franco had a bigger role in the movie...that's my one real complaint.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Playing for Pizza - John Grisham

Excellent book! Good pick, Angel. Actually made me want to watch football, and I kept wishing there was a movie version so I could see the plays. Is there a movie version? I liked all the characters and the story itself. I could have done without all the food descriptions. Those seemed to take up alot of space in the book, but I suppose he was just trying to get across the idea that food is very important in Italy. I might pass this book on to my football loving guy friend who doesn't read much. He'd probably like it.

What's our book for November??

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mama's Boy

Great movie! I love that guy from Napoleon Dynamite. He's so funny to me. This movie is really cute, and Diane Keaton plays the best worried mom. I like the girl he's in love with, too. It's fun to see her in something other than a scary movie spoof. This is one of those movie's no one has heard of, but it's perfect to watch when everything else is checked out. A hidden gem is what they'd call it (or at least a hidden nickle or something).

The Jane Austen Book Club

This book is not at all what I expected it would be. I don't know what I was hoping for, but this wasn't quite it. Maybe I need to read more Jane Austen to really understand its meaning. All the ladies seem so snooty about only reading Austen or not moving on to something else after they've read Austen. I imagine that's how they're supposed to be though. I'll have to rent the movie and see how it is.

There was one quote that made me stop and reread. And here it is...Page 228 in my version. "And you know, if it were the other way, if something had happened to Allegra, I wouldn't have to remind myself to be unhappy. I'd be unhappy the rest of my life. Why should unhappiness be so much more powerful than happiness?" There's a question for you. And for that matter, why should worrying be so much stronger than faith or hope.

Snakes on a Plane

My curiosity got the best of me. I wanted to see what it was all about. It was a cheesy start then insane and hilarious to the finish. The acting could have been way better, but I guess the gross factor was supposed to make up for that...well that and the nudity factor combined. The movie wasn't a flop, but I wouldn't give it more than three stars on Amazon...barely that. The thing that makes me not actually hate this movie or feel like I completely wasted my time is my favorite line which is probably everybody's favorite - when Samuel L. Jackson finally declares with his usual badass attitude, "Enough is enough! I have had it with these mother fu**in snakes on this mother fu**in plane!" You gotta see it to believe it...I laughed so hard at that part! That will crack me up for days!

Sex and the City - The Movie

The girls are back! I love Sex and the City! And I love the movie, too! Carrie and Big finally decide to tie the knot, but you know they can't get hitched without something "big" going down.

It was better than I expected it to be. The love, the sex, the laughs, the clothes, the shoes, the bags, the drama, the friendships, the men! It's all so fantastic!

I watched some of the movie with the commentary on after I watched it without, and it really makes you look at the show and the movie in a different way. It's a lot deeper than some people think. It's not just about material things and sex, it's about love and these four great women, how they grow as individuals and as friends. It's about what they mean to each other and to themselves. And it's not always glamorous. But it's oh so fabulous!

Oh, oh, oh! I have to add that the way Big proposed was absolutely perfect! So fitting! It's a total chick flick! See it and love it!

Will & Grace - Season 8

No other show makes me laugh as much. I love this whole season, and the live episodes are so fun to watch. I love seeing the actors crack themselves up and try their hardest not to laugh or smile at the jokes. It's great! I miss this series being on TV. Too bad it went off the air, but thank goodness I can still enjoy the show over and over on DVD. I highly recommend this show, but if you haven't seen it ever then start from the beginning with season one, of course. It only gets better with each season!

My favortie episodes from this season:
Alive and Schticking (Live. The kiss shocked me and put me in stiches!)
Von Trapped (so many great lines in this one)
The Hole Truth
Love is in the Airplane
Bathroom Humor (Live. The gags are fantastic!)
Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? (Josh Lucas guest stars! Woohoo!)

Frasier - The Complete Final Season

I miss Frasier, but it was time for the show to go. They were running out of things to make happen. I'm so glad some of the original writers came back to this show for the last season. The jokes are outstanding and the comedic timing is always perfect. I love the whole cast, and I was sad when the show ended. It's like saying good-bye to a close bunch of friends. I almost have all the seasons now! I've seen them all, but I don't own them all. I love this show and could watch it over and over every day, it's that good!

My favorite episodes this season:
I'm Listening
Guns N' Neuroses (love the way they cover the damage)
High Holidays (so great to see Marty get loose)
The Ann Who Came to Dinner (annoyingly funny)
Boo! (The scares are hilarious!)
Coots and Ladders (good old-fashioned Frasier and Niles adventure)
And Frasier Makes Three
Crock Tales (a look back that could have been done better I think)
Goodnight, Seattle, Part 2

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Hi-freakin-larious! I love Peter. He is such a good guy and didn't deserve to get dumped by Sarah Marshall. But it's a good thing he did or he wouldn't have become himself in the end. I really liked this movie, and I was surprised by that because I usually don't like movies like this. There were one too many penis shots, but that just added to the funny as seeing a penis can be I guess. It was nice to see Mila Kunis in a different type of role from the character she plays on That 70s show.

Anyway, this was a sweet romantic comedy...a very funny comedy. I loved the setting in Hawaii. I want to go there. It looks so inviting.

Oh, and I liked the little Dracula puppet opera even though I think it would have been better if the cast who held the puppets had worn black masks to cover their faces more so they couldn't be seen.

I recommend.


Extradition - the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. Between nation states, extradition is regulated by treaties. Between sub-national regions (for example, the individual states of the U.S.), where extradition is required by law it is more accurately known as rendition. - []

This film was upsetting. An innocent man is basically imprisoned and tortured for info he doesn't possess all because of his name. He's not allowed to call his pregnant wife, and she has no clue what's happened to her husband. The guy would have to be mentally abused beyond repair after that in my opinion. This movie is a real eye opener to how our government abuses its power over people even when they know nothing may come of their little experiments and investigations. They try to squeeze juice out of a nut and then act like they don't know anything when nothing comes of it.

I thought Reese Witherspoon was very good in this film. She definitely does drama well. I'd like to see her in more dramatic roles. And Jake Gyllenhaal...well he's hot, of course, but he wasn't convincing to me as the new CIA kid on the block. He seemed a little out of place. I still enjoyed his performance, though.

The little love tragedy involving the Egyptian teens that was folded into this was so-so. It added a little more drama and suspense on another level, but I didn't really care for that whole story line.

Mainly a dramatic political thriller.