Threads like this are right up alley and I can keep this one going for quite a while. We watch a lot of movie's and every Friday nite is movie night at out house. Has been for as long as I can remember. We try and get a new release and watch as a family. Some movies, (chick flix) just don't attract the kids anymore, and the 'slasher' types my wife won't watch, but, for the most part, we manage to see just about all of them.
Some of the latest:
Flags of our Fathers--
Good, but I was a bit dissappointed. Will discuss this with anyone later, not to give any of the movie away
I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would. Thought it was just another white teacher in a minority school story. It was, but very well done and a true story.
Rocky should have stayed retired. this film was terrible. Even the boxing parts were, well, just old.
Not too bad. Again, I thought I wouldn't like it, but I did. Fascinating performance by Helen Mirren (won the Oscar).
Pursuit of Happiness--
Very disappointing. I have such high expectations for this movie, heard so much about it, but was just bored. Smith had a great performance, but I never really believed what he was trying to sell.
Last of the Bond films and very very good. It got away from the slick gimmicks and unbelievable story lines, and got back to real people. I liked this new Bond and was thoroughly engrossed in the story. Best Bond in years.
Stranger than Fiction-
First let me say, I do not like Will Ferrell, hate all his movies, but this one surprised me. I liked it. It wasn't stupid or made for an intelligence of 25 IQ. Ferrell should do more of this and get away form the teenybopper trash he has done so far.
An other good movie. Not as good as some have said, but an enjoyable movie.
The only reason to watch this movie is it has a football theme. Beyond that, the Roch should return to wrestling, and the players in this movie should forget football and go to college.
Eh, I don't even remember it, couldn't have been very good then
Notes on a Scandal
Another movie I thought I would not like, but I did. It isn't for everyone and definitely an adult movie. Judy Dench was magnificent in a role you would not even think of her for. Some friends found this movie troubling, but I enjoyed it.
Children of Men
Many people thought his movie to be 'ground breaking'. I thought it boring. I just could not get into the entire concept. Except for a great part by Michael Caine, I found this movie to be just bad.
Another movie, either you loved it or hated it. I fall into the latter category. I found some of the humor to be laugh out loud funny, but many times, I just couldn't understand how people thought other parts funny. Just offensive to Jews among many others.
Jack Nicholson steals this movie. I don't see how Leon DiCapria got all the recognition. Anything Jack is in is good, and he was at his nastiest and best in this one. I liked it.
Good, but not as good as I thought it would be. I heard great things about it and was truly looking forward to seeing it. I liked it but was mildly dissappointed. I thought it would be great and it was far from that.
Hollywoodland- Maybe you have to remember the old Superman TV show from the 50's to really appreciate this movie. I do and I liked this movie a lot. Many didn't, but it is still a decent movie.
Good, but a bit disappointing. hears so many great things, and the promotion for this ,movie was unreal. Not the best animation movie. Kids will like it much more than adults.
Ice Age II
Not as good as Ice Age I, but better than Happy Feet.
The Good Shepard
It was suppose to be a good movie, I just couldn't get into it. maybe I was tired, maybe it just wasn't for me but I ju8st didn't like it. Found it just too slow and very hard to get into the story.
I'm sure there are more, but I just can't remember right now.