Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Horrible Bosses

This movie is horribly funny!  There were parts where I was choking on my drink it was so funny.  There are three horrible bosses, with Kevin Spacey taking the award for the worse, in my book.  He was great at being the worse by the way.  Then there are three employees who are tired of dealing with these horrible people.  They're the funniest part of the movie, and the stupid things they do once they decide they have to "take action".  I'd say this is a must see, if just for a few minutes in the middle, where it cracked up the whole theater!  I give it 3 stars.

Friends with Benefits

This is not a must see, but I did enjoy it.  The story is Mila Kunis is a headhunter in NYC and Justin Timberlake is someone she's recruiting for a position with her client.  They've both come out of relationships, badly, and are not looking for another anytime soon.  So they become good friends, and then decide they can have sex without ruining their friendship.  It's similar to No Strings Attached, but what they do better here is the sex is funnier.  It's not emotional, it's somewhat clinical, with each giving the other "directions".  They seem to make it work.  But yes, it is predictable.  It's cute, not great.  The chemistry between Justin and Mila is pretty good.  It's not a must see, but it'd be a good rental.  I give it 2 stars.

Winnie the Pooh

I had to go see this, Winnie the Pooh is one of my most favorite childhood characters!  And I really liked this movie!  I thought they were very cleaver how they incorporated the book character with the movie.  The story is that Eeyore has lost his "tael" and the whole gang is out looking for a replacement.  I laughed, there were parts where it was funny, and cute, and cleaver!  Yes, I liked this movie.  It's one of the better children's movie out in awhile.  If you have children, this is a must see.  If not, find a kid to borrow and go see it.  I give it 3 stars (out of four).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

I LOVED this movie!  Of course, the book is much better, they can do so much more in a book, and JK Rowling did a superb job, but this movie did her justice.  I still cried towards the end, they conveyed the courage  of Harry well.  I wished they would have done a little more with Harry and Jenny's budding relationship, but I guess they didn't have enough time.  I found myself forgetting to breathe, the suspense was done well!  You HAVE to see this if you've seen any of the others or read any of the books or you've heard the name Harry Potter.  Though I wish they would have done some parts differently, it's only cuz of the books, so I'm giving it 4 stars!!!  (My first I think!)  That may be partly because of sentiment, but hey, it's my blog.


Typical Kevin James movie, predictable, kind of cute, and hard to believe this guy has all these gorgeous girls falling in love with him.  Not a must see, but the animal characters are kind of funny.  I enjoyed it, but it'd be a good movie to rent.  I give it 1 1/2 stars.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Larry Crowne

Hanks and Roberts make this movie worth seeing, barely.  It's a cute romance, but has some cheesy parts.  The romance doesn't even get started until well into the movie.  There are some fun side characters that help make the movie more believable, though some parts, such as the scooter brigade just don't sell well.  I love Tom Hanks and I like Julia Roberts, but as a romantic couple, they don't work well.  I say it's not a must see and a 1 1/2 stars out of 4.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bad Teacher

This was ok.  The story of a gold digging woman who is only teaching until she can find a rich guy to take care of her.  She wants to save money to get a boob job, cuz she thinks that will help her land a rich guy, when she finds out that the teacher with the class with best test scores gets $5734 bonus (or some silly odd number).  Cameron Diaz does a good bored and lazy teacher.  I really like Jason Segal, as the lovable, well meaning gym teacher, who's "not good enough (rich) for Cameron's character.  And Amy Punch is hilarious as the "good teacher" who is the 3 time reigning winner of the bonus.  There are some good laughs and lots of silly jokes.  I liked it, but it's not a must see.  I give it 2 stars.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Transformers: Dark of The Moon

In a word this movie is "big"; big explosions, big "monsters", big fights, big lips, etc.  It's a must see, because of the robots and affects.  This one starts off with Sam lamenting that most people aren't aware that he saved their world, not once but twice!  And what does he have to show for it?  There's comic relief when his parents visit, love that part, especially the matching warm up outfits.  I also liked how they revisited history and the first moonwalk.  The battles are spectacular, especially the foot work.  It does make one have to suspend reality a bit, I mean come on, you can't run around like that in those high heels!  I give it a 3.5.  Biggest movie of the summer, so far anyway.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Art of Getting By

The critics didn't like this movie, and it's not the best, but it's a sweet story.  It's the story of a high school guy who doesn't see the point of life, so therefore why do school work.  He doesn't have much going on for him, and he develops this odd friendship with a cute girl, Emma Roberts.  She has her own hang ups, and they help each other get through each day.  Freddie Highmore is the depressed boy, and he does a great job.  I'd give it a 2 out of 4 stars, not a must see.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Loved this movie!  You need to see it if you love Paris.  You need to see it if you love literature.  You need to see it if you love movies.  It was very fun, about a engaged couple going to Paris with her parents.  The couple have a lot of different ideas about life and their combined life.  He's a successful screen writer, who feels a little like he "gave in" to commercialism when he went away from "serious writing".  He's trying to sort out what he wants and he goes on a little adventure, at midnight, in Paris.  Hence the name.  I don't know a lot about literature and many of our famous authors, but this movie made me want to read up a bit on all that.  I saw it's a must see, especially if you like Paris ...  I give it 3.5 stars.