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November 8, 2010

Despicable Me

Sheena and I went to see this at the Dollar Theater. It was definitely worth a dollar. It wasn’t near as funny as I’d hoped, but it was still a good movie with some great moments. It’s obviously no Toy Story 3, but it’s definitely worth checking out.


This wasn’t as good as I’d hoped either. It seems like James Franco is everywhere now. He did a great job here, but I just wasn’t really drawn into the story. If you don’t know, the movie is about Allen Ginsberg, and his book/poem Howl that was put on trial for being obscene. The courtroom scenes were somewhat interesting, although I didn’t really get why/how something like this would even be taken to court. Things were different back then, I guess. Throughout the movie, the poem was animated and that was interesting for a while, but kind of got old. All in all, not really impressed. At least not as much as I expected to be.


This is a documentary that follows the first year or so of the lives of four babies in four very different parts of the world. It was pretty interesting, and cute, but it was pretty slow. About halfway through the movie (or maybe even less), I’d pretty much seen everything I wanted to see, but we stuck it out and it was fine. If you really like babies, watch it.

Please Give

I really liked this one. It has kind of a Noah Baumbach feel to it. As a loose explaination, it’s about a family in New York who have bought the apartment next door to them to expand and remodel their apartment, but they’re renting it to the past owner, who is really old, until she dies. It’s kind of about their relationships as a family, and their relationships with the neighbor and her family, and just about people. It’s a little quirky, so I wouldn’t really recommend it to everyone, but if you like movies in the vain of The Squid and the Whale or maybe The Weather Man, you’d probably like this.


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