Monday, June 30, 2008
Rented this over the weekend. If you go into this movie not expecting much I think you will like it more than I did. I had people telling me they loved it, so I was expecting a classic chick flick, that I would be able to watch over and over. (ie: While You Were Sleeping, Return to Me, You've Got Mail, Notting Hill) I liked this movie okay.
I am getting a little sick of watching a movie and being able to predict every single thing. This movie was funny in parts. But nothing I would talk to people about later and quote it. I know that some are going to disagree with me. But I have to say. It was not my favorite. I liked it once, but will never watch it again.
Cast includes Katherine Heigl, Judy Greer, Ed Burns, Malin Akerman, and James Marsden. I wasn't liking James Marsden in other things, but since Enchanted and this movie, he is growing on me. I enjoyed him in this part.
The movie left me feeling a little blah, and unfulfilled. I do have to say that it entertained me, and it was a nice distraction from cleaning my house. I am just glad I rented it. I also feel like had I seen it before anyone had told me anything about it, I would have liked it a touch better.
Should you rent it? Yeah, why not? It's worth a rent, and it was fun to curl up in bed with. Just don't go in expecting anything original. I think most girls would like this movie, but the men better stay away. Bob watched it for a second and quickly stepped out of the room to play video games. (shocking)
Friday, June 27, 2008
The first thing you notice while watching Wall-E is that it is so life like you don't realize its animated. I am not going to give away any of the story here because any details about the plot might take away from your enjoyment of the movie. All I have to say is that this is one of my favorite movies of the year, right up there with Ironman. The animation is amazing! Oh, I already said that, well it really is that good that it deserves a second mention. The story is well written and by the end of the show you will all be wanting your very own Waste -Allocation-Load-Lifter-Earthclass. Wall-E is another smashing success from Pixar full of heart and amazing animation. One more mention!
If you have seen the movie, and I suggest seeing it on the big screen, then feel free to post your thoughts in the comments. I would love to know what you thought.
Also make sure you get to the theater on time for this one. The short film before the movie, Presto, is hilarious. Overall Grade: A-
Well once again summer is here and with it comes the on slot of reality TV. Don't get me wrong, I like a little reality TV every now and again (why isn't the Amazing Race on all the time!!) but it is nice to have some original shows. Luckily the cable channels have taken up the slack and started airing original shows during the summer. A few weeks ago I stumbled on My Boys on TBS. It is the story of P.J. and her group of friends. P.J. is your basic tomboy and is employed as a sports writer for a paper in Chicago. The show centers around her interactions with her group of friends and search for romance and has an early Friends feel too it.
Overall I have enjoyed the three episodes from the second season that are airing each Thursday on TBS. I even went online and watched a few episodes from the first season and enjoyed those as well. So, if you are tired of all the reality TV of summer and just want to laugh for a half hour I suggest checking out My Boys.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Before Caity and I started this blog I reviewed a few movies on my blog. If you would like to read my reviews for You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Happening, or Get Smart you can do so at my blog by clicking here. These are just quick reviews and don't go into too much detail. Happy Moviegoing!
I participate in a book club, and this months book was "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. It is a New York Times bestseller. You can also watch for it on the big screen as they are making it into a movie as well.
Set in South Carolina in 1964, the story is centered around Lily Owens. It introduces the relationship with her father, and how it is being without her mother. It shows her journey to Tiburon, South Carolina where she meets a trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced into their world of bees, honey, and Black Mary.
I couldn't believe how much I liked this book. Mainly because it has been pretty hyped up for me. It is on a lot of my family and friends favorite book lists. And I have to say that after reading it, it is definitely on mine as well. The way the author describes what the characters are seeing is amazing. I could see everything. I felt what the author was trying to convey. After reading this I craved to stay in the "bee house", to drink the Coca Cola and pour in peanuts, to sit and talk to August on the porch, and to wander to the stone wall and stream. In fact the first thing that popped into my head when I saw a cockroach at work was to grab the marshmallows! (too bad for the roach that my shoe was closer)
I loved how this story showed a female community and the strength they gained from each other. I identified with each of the female characters. I am telling you that if you enjoy reading, you will be able to appreciate this book. I would even recommend it to my dad. Oh and speaking of him, this book helped me realize how incredibly lucky I am to have a mom who is alive and one of my best friends and a dad who is my hero and in a million years would never make me kneel on grits!
I have concerns about the movie as I do with most movies inspired by books. I wonder if it will be possible to capture the characters, paint the picture of where it all takes place, and make me feel what I felt when I read it. I am going in skeptical, but hopeful.
Read this book!