Sunday, January 30, 2011


This should have been good, maybe it was, but I didn't like it at all. There were moments where I wondered what was going to happen, but it was so unsettling and slow that it wasn't worth my time. It's a twisty, strange story about a man who has lost his mother. It's like Norman Bates of Hitchcock fame, mets Lars and the real girl with none of the humor. From the very first it has an unsettling, creepy feel about it. Why they wrote it and why some good actors thought it would be good is beyond me.

If you try it, I'd really like to hear your opinion of this worthless story.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Despicable Me

This is one of the best movies of all time! I had no expectations, I thought it was going to be stupid or insulting. Instead, I discovered a priceless little nugget. A real heart warming adventure. The story and voyage of self discovery and how it effects all around is a message that can and should make us all strive for a better life, to be a little less despicable.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dinner For Schmucks

I really had low expectations for this one, I was sure that a dinner where you bring your candidate for worst loser sounded like a horrible idea and a horrible premise for a movie. Several of the characters in the movie felt the same way.

But you know sometimes in the opening moments of a movie that you've stumbled on something with promise, like the opening of Ghostbusters. The music of this was from the beginning, funny, or promised to be and it delivered.

I was surprised, there was a lot of story before the dinner and it was not just bearable, it was down right charming. But the dinner just promised to be a train wreck and the set up is part of the comedy genius of this flick.

This was a great comedy! Thinking people will enjoy the life lessons, the rest of us will just laugh at it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Lottery Ticket - Eck

This is a movie that had some value, but you had to suffer through too much to get to it.

The ghetto, lowlife idots that populate the movie are uncomfortable to watch. I wouldn't want to live in their neighborhood, because I'd be afraid they would drag me down to their level. This is about living in the projects and having little hope of getting out. The thing is, it's not pleasant and it's dangerous and why would anyone want to pay to see this movie?

It's well done, well edited and has a very good plotline, it's just so difficult to watch!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Flipped, I flipped for it!

Rob Reiner directed this film and it was quite an unexpected nugget. Throughout the unusual film which shifts from viewpoint to viewpoint and back again, I wondered where is this going to go?
We start with the neighbor boys' viewpoint and then shift to the same story from the neighbor girls' viewpoint. In this story it worked and it couldn't have been easy to adapt the book to film.
You never know how the story will turn out but you feel that whatever happens, it will be the right thing for Julie in the end.
A heartwarming look at people, relationships and family.