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recent viewings: quickies

April 20, 2007

sixteen quick reviews of movies
i haven’t had time to talk about on the blog:

Blades of Glory: wasn’t impressed. jon heder isn’t funny. will ferrell is hilarious. i think the writing in this movie was just really lacking. i’ll give it a seconds try, because i felt the same way about talladega nights at first viewing.
6 out of 10

Smokin’ Aces: violence in vegas. awesome.
10 out of 10

Stranger Than Fiction: really, really good. a much better pick for ferrell than blades.
9 out of 10

The Good Shepherd: too long, but really good.
8 out of 10

The Holiday: better than i thought it would be.
7 out of 10

The Science of Sleep: not as good as i thought it would be.
7 out of 10

The Decent: i don’t like “horror” movies. i think they are dumb. this one was better than dumb.
7 out of 10

The Fountain: i liked the idea, but it was just too weird for me. i think if they would’ve left out the futuristic stuff, and just gone with the present-day story and the story she wrote, i would’ve liked it way more.
5 out of 10

Unknown: don’t waste your time.
2 out of 10

For Your Consideration: from the genius mind of christopher guest…i was very disappointed. please, please go back to mockumentaries
5 out of 10

Hollywoodland: i thought this was a very, very good movie. watch it.
10 out of 10

SherryBaby: very disturbing, but a very interesting movie.
8 out of 10

Running With Scissors: crap city.
4 out of 10

Lets Go To Prison: it was ok. just one of those “that was kind of funny” comedies.
6 out of 10

Night at the Museum: more of a children’s movie than i expected. as in, wow, that was dumb…maybe kids would like it?
5 out of 10

Idiocracy: i’ve heard this is one that you get into after multiple viewings. i hope that’s true. i just didn’t really think it was all that funny, and i love mike judge. i shall give it another go.
6 out of 10

Seen any of these? Agree/disagree?


7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashley permalink
    April 20, 2007 10:12 pm

    I agree– I thought Stranger Than Fiction was excellent and creative.

    The Fountain was just odd. I left the theatre thinking “what just happened.” But the modern story was sad and I could feel it, so I guess they did a good job with that….

    Hollywoodland – way better than I thought it would be, very good!

    The Holiday – ugh. I was disappointed with this.

  2. April 20, 2007 10:16 pm

    i wasn’t expecting anything from The Holiday…so nothing became alright…

  3. Reid permalink
    April 20, 2007 10:43 pm

    I’m with you and Ashley on The Fountain. I can’t just throw it away and say it was crap because the story was very emotional and touching. This was due mostly to extremely good acting. The weird stuff was just out of place and distracting.

    Yes, Hollywoodland was awesome, but it wasn’t about racism or global warming so it didn’t win any acclaim.

    The Holiday… Well ask Ashley how I feel about this little piece of…

    I’m disappointed in For Your Consideration. I haven’t seen it (In fact I forgot about it) but if you were disappointed I’m sure I would be too.

    I think Recent Viewing Fridays are my favorite.

  4. April 21, 2007 1:03 am

    Stranger Than Fiction — really liked it, didn’t know what to expect, thought it was unique

    The Holiday — I liked it…why didn’t you guys like this? It was cute. I mean, it’s obviously a ‘chick flick’ so what did you expect? at least it had a happy ending and some meaningful moments.

    Guess I need to catch up a bit cause those are the only 2 I’ve seen out of the whole list! But I was planning to see Night of the Museum soon. And now you’ve got me wanting to see Hollywoodland.

  5. Reid permalink
    April 21, 2007 2:52 am

    Stacie, If by ‘chick flick’ you mean ‘horrible, horrible, insulting to your intelligence movie’… it was even worse that that. Not all ‘chick flicks’ are bad (see Stick It, or Bend it Like Beckham). These were total girlie movies but were decent because they had some other elements other than “hey I’m in love. let’s talk about it for 2.5 hours!”

    and yes, see Hollywoodland!

  6. April 21, 2007 3:52 am

    good chick flicks – love actually, about a boy, how to loose a guy in ten days…mean girls? wait…that’s a teen flick. AND IT’S AWESOME!

  7. April 22, 2007 10:18 pm

    i saw the holiday right before i left for london for 3 months… it made me really not want to go. but jack black and kate winslet are the best things ever.

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