February 26, 2008

Like.. 5,000 movie reviews

Hello winter! Thanks for being so sucky that you result into me watching about 5,000 movies in the past 2 weeks. I might as well blog about it!
Michael Clayton- Good rental- but TOTALLY not worth all the Oscar noms! Its just your typical law firm thriller. George Clooney is dreamy though, so you won't fall asleep.

Gone Baby Gone- Maybe I'm bias because I'm a Bostonian, but this was a GREAT movie. A couple rough scenes, but lots of twists and turns in the plot so you keep on guessing. And who doesn't love a great Boston accent?! And a hot Afleck Brother..

Jane Austen Book Club- Cheesy chick flick, but I actually enjoyed watching it (by myself obvi- wouldn't drag the hubs into this one) I'm a sucker for Jane Austen movies (note: not books) so I enjoyed the dialogs between the women when discussing Pride and Prejudice and Emma. I'll say it again, cute cheesy movie.

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married- Probably only a few of you know my big obsession with Black Comedies. How Stella Got Her Groove back and Diary of a Mad Black Women are right up their with some of my favorite movies. Tyler Perry's latest movie is a definite rental- pretty funny and you'll totally enjoy the couples quarrels and catty girl fights that occur.

Margot at the Wedding- Indie flick with a lot of baggage and drama. Nicole Kidman and Jack Black starred in it- and it was pretty cool to finally see them act! Jack Black plays a flippin' head case and Nicole Kidman has (gasp!) flaws?! Not sure I'd ever watch it again, but I bet some people would like it.

Becoming Jane- Kiera Knightley's performance in Pride & Prejudice was ten times better than Anne Hathaway's portrayal of the kick ass Austen- but nonetheless it was still an enjoyable flick. My problem though- is that I have to wikipedia the plot halfway through these films to find out what the heck is going on. I love listening to accents though- too bad they didn't have Aussie accents in Jane Austen movies... Now I want to see Atonement, but I'll wait for it to come out on DVD.

And the Darjeeling Limited comes out today! Can't wait to watch that one!!! I swear I have a life when the weather is warmer out...

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Andrea said...

I TOTALLY feel you on Michael Clayton. I was actually bored almost the whole way through. I couldn't believe it got so many nods. Anyhoo, I will have to check out the res (*maybe not Margot's wedding) but the rest are already in my Que(sp?)

Sarah said...

I have seen previews for Gone Baby Gone and I can't understand a single word. HA!

nicoleantoinette said...

The only one of those movies I've seen is Michael Clayton! Looks like I've got some serious Netflixing to do... :)

WeezerMonkey said...

I completely disagree re Michael Clayton. So NOT the "typical law firm thriller." It was nuanced, clever, and true to the legal world.

I hate John Grisham shite. This was not even close to that drivel. Michael Clayton was elegant and the perfect portrayal of the tension between in-house counsel and outside counsel -- a subject that is rarely covered in Hollywood. Better yet, it was a great look into what it's like to be a female attorney under enormous pressure as in-house counsel in a man's world. Further, it gave tremendous insight regarding just how dirty clients expect lawyers to be on their behalf and how lawyers must make critical moral judgments about these things.

Loved this film. LOVED. It is damn shame and simply wrong to label a "typical law firm thriller."

I was ecstatic that Tilda Swinton won an Oscar for this. Hell, I think Clooney should have beaten Mr. Overacting Daniel Day Lewis. His performance was subtle and magnificent, as was Tom Wilkinson's as the broken-down partner.

Maybe you just have to be a lawyer to get it, but, seriously, this film was something else.

WeezerMonkey said...

Please overlook all the typos. I am feeling rather passionate and incensed about this.

Katelin said...

I definitely agree with you on Michael Clayton, I thought it was good, but not that great.

And I really want to see the rest on your list, I'm so behind on my movie viewing.

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Is there anyway you can write something that doesn't cause your readers to doze off?

Jamie Lovely said...

Wow. Looks like you have a troll Julie. Boo.

Anyway, my boyfriend downloaded Michael Clayton and Gone Baby Gone for us to watch. I can't wait to see them!

KT said...

george clooney. yum.

R said...

If your life is lame because you're watching all these movies, then mine double lame because I haven't seen any of them yet.


Stupid busy and missing out on everything

Exposed said...

he saving grace for Becoming Jane for me was James McAvoy- of your upcoming Atonement fame. I could watch the bot in anything, although I walked into both with overly hyped expectations that neither lived up to. Better to be pleasantly surprised than surprisingly disappointed!