Monday, January 28, 2008

MoRe MoViEs...

We've been on quite a movie spree lately....I guess with the combination of being sick and ACTUALLY having friends to hang out with...that makes for a lot of movie-watching :) Not such a bad thing...

Anyway, here goes!


THE KINGDOM
Awesome movie! The trailor sparked my interest a long time ago and then we just never made it to the theater to check it out so we Redboxed it (my new fav thing) and it was worth every bit of that $1.08 we spent! Great plot, great acting, touching, realistic, and an interesting perspective of what's going on in the minds of the people directly involved with war. It's intrigues me to realize that such violence can be the result of a devout (not to mention insanely radical) faith! These people really believe that they are bringing glory to God, or Allah, through their efforts to exterminate the world of Christians.


THE BUCKET LIST
Um...Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman...enough said. But...I'll go ahead and elaborate. I gotta admit, at first, I was SO annoyed that this dude was just gonna leave his fam in the dust to "live it up" for his last few months...but it turned out to be awesome :) I just basically don't think it's possible to make a movie with these two that ISN'T thoroughly entertaining! OH!! This movie even features Jack from Will&Grace...but STRAIGHT!?!? SO weird... anyway, summary of the movie: Funny. Sad. Happy. Touching. Thought-provoking. Jack Nicholson's eyebrows. Check it out :)


UNTRACEABLE
Let me start by saying that i LOVE Diane Lane. She is gorgeous and all-naturelle and a darn good actress if you ask me. Anyway, Brian and I weren't huge on seeing this, but we blown off the couple who invited us for about 2 weeks straight, so we gave in. So...the movie surprised me for the first 1.75 hours. It was smart and high-tech (which I always like) and all 4 of us definitely jumped a few times. Well... the ending was enough for me to TOTALLY not recommend wasting 8 bucks on a story that doesn't even resolve. SOOO ANNOYING. A perfectly good movie ruined with a cheesy and unfinished ending.

So...Brian and I really don't go to the movies that much anymore because it's so expensive. Redbox is our new best friend. I even like...keep track of DVD release dates now instead of theater release dates. This results in leaving my wayyy behind on the movie scene...but it's worth it dude. I'm pretty sure we save like at LEAST $100/yr living under this philosophy. And we still splurge on matinees here and there... gotta love the popcorn/chocolate/icee movie date!!

So, on my list to see are: 27 dresses, P.S. I Love You, and I am PRAYING that Brian and I get to go see "Definitely, Maybe" on Valentine's Day!!

How cute does that movie look???

2 comments:

Jacci said...

i love your little movie reviews :) i was skeptical about the bucket list but now maybe we'll go see it since you speak so highly of it!

ummm, come to fort worth. k thanks.

Tichenor Family said...

I am so glad you are doing these movie reviews. With a 3 month old, there is no way on God's green earth we are going to a theatre anytime soon, so I appreciate you weeding through the good and the bad, so I know just what to rent when we get a DVD.

You're awesome. Love you Sox.