Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Movie Picks

Is it just me or has this summers crop of movies left you wanting more? But that hasn't stopped me from going to the movies! Here are my quick picks for Summer Movies you should see (or skip) far anyway.

  • Toy Story 3: Another Pixar hit, I mean really these people don't know how to make a bad movie. And yes like every other Pixar movie I cried.
  • The A-Team: I don't know if it is because I went into this movie with low expectations or that all the other movies I had seen previously just weren't that good, but I loved The A-Team. I was laughing the whole time. The perfect Summer movie.
  • Knight & Day: Not a bad movie really; it has it moments of fun, action, suspense. Worth a see if only to get out of the heat for a few hours.
  • Prince Of Persia-The Sands of Time: Another movie that I went into with low expectations (It was based on a video game after all!) People either liked this one or they didn't. I liked it. Sure the plot was far fetched (see video game) but it was still an enjoyable escape.
  • Shrek Forever After: Better then Shrek 3 but not much else here to talk about. The only standout was Puss in Boots.
  • Robin Hood: A lot better then I was expecting, plus it was nice to have a movie that wasn't defined and driven by special effects but rather a plot.
  • Iron Man 2: This movie was fine but it just wasn't as good as the first Iron Man. Sometimes you can have too many, long fight scenes. The characters are still fun and I liked Micky Rourke and Scarlett Johansson much better in this then I thought I was going to.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lie To Me

So on a whim, my husband and I decided to watch a rerun of Lie to Me. It's quickly become our guilty pleasure. Tim Roth makes the show. Sure the side characters are somewhat lovable. And I think Kelli Williams holds her own. But Tim Roth is definitely the big part of what makes this show so great.

Sure the plots can be a little cheesy. Sure it's not super realistic. But it's addicting, and fun. I have never been a fan of CSI, but I get the feeling this would be similar. They are solving crimes, but by interpreting micro expressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.

Check it out if you get a chance. My husband and I have decided it's the perfect Saturday afternoon show when nothing else is on, and you just want to relax and veg out. If you have a DVR, they are replaying the first season on FX I believe. Otherwise, tune in on Fox.