Thursday, May 21, 2009

Embarrassed to Admit?

So we all know that I love movies. I feel like my taste in movies is even diverse. I love blockbuster hits, I love indies, I love comedy, drama, romance, horror...I'll watch anything (except maybe Chuck Norris/Steven Segal stuff cuz it's just boring). Something that amazes me though is that for all the movies out there, one movie that I never fail to stop and watch when I catch it on TV is Tommy Boy. It has me cracking up through the whole thing. It's so stupid, but it's HILARIOUS!!! Anyway, this got me to thinking--what are my other guilty pleasures? What are the movies that I truly love and watch over and over, but wouldn't want to admit to fellow movies buffs and especially not to a critic? Hmmm, I'll mull it over and post again on this topic.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's Summertime 2009!

Every summer is a big deal for movie goers. There are always a few I look forward to seeing, but this year seems exceptional. Thank goodness I’m having a yard sale this weekend because I will be spending oodles of money on movies during the next few months. So, if you’re interested, here’s what is on my personal must-see list, by release date, and keep in mind that May is considered part of the summer movie season.

ANGELS AND DEMONS – May 15 – Loved the Davinci Code so on to the next big story, right?
THE BROTHERS BLOOM – May 29 – Looks creatively hilarious.
UP – May 29 – The kids and I never miss the summer Disney/Pixar.
MY LIFE IN RUINS – June 5 – It’s set in Greece, any questions?
AWAY WE GO – June 5 – One of my most anticipated…John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph…looks beyond fabulous.
500 DAYS OF SUMMER – July 17 – Looks different than anything else I’ve seen, and I love that.
MY SISTER’S KEEPER – June 26 – Will be sobbing from start to finish but I don’t want to miss it.
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE – July 15 – Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!
G.I.JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA – Aug 7 – Because I was a kid in the 80’s and watched this cartoon daily.
JULIE AND JULIA – Aug 7 – Amy Adams blogging about cooking and Meryl Streep as Julia Child…I’ll be first in line at the first showing. =)
TAKING WOODSTOCK – Aug 14 – Most people who have known me well call me a hippie at heart…nuff said!
POST GRAD SURVIVAL GUIDE – Aug 14 – Being a fan of Gilmore Girls it’s nice to see Alexis Bledel get a shot in her own leading role.
THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE – Aug 14 – I haven’t found a trailer for this yet, but just the story alone looks amazing…based on a novel, which is usually a good sign.
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED – Aug 28 – Radio dj’s introducing rock to Britain in the 60’s…AWE(wait for it)SOME!

Of course my most anticipated movie of the year isn’t until November 20, but that’s another post for another time!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Star Trek

I have a conundrum. Star see or not to see? Okay so I was watching Movie Mob on Reelz channel today. For anyone who hasn't seen this show it's a very entertaining way to watch movie reviews. 9 different people go to see the latest movies and then review them on their webcams. They create these funny names and personalities and it's sometimes very funny and sometimes very annoying, but I'm hooked. Each week you can go online and vote for your favorite movie reviewer and the person with the least votes gets kicked off the show and a new one comes in next week. It's just an ongoing thing...not a competition show or anything. I never vote, but I do manage to catch the show every week as it is on multiple times all week long. Anyway all that to say, because this show has such diverse personalities, the reviews are always inconsistent and all over the place. Some people love what other people hate, as is usual in life. every person reviewing Star Trek LOVED IT! It got 4 or 5 stars from everyone and I was so surprised by that. The other common comment between them all was that it MUST be seen on the big screen. Star Trek is one of those major blockbuster movies that I wasn't all that interested in, and probably would have seen it as a rental. I might have even waited until it showed up on TBS or FX or something. But now that the whole world is loving this thing, I'm left wondering...Am I missing out on a major movie going experience? Should I spend the $9 to see this on the big screen? Thoughts?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is 20 years old, which means I was around 12 when it was released. It's kind of hard to believe I hadn't ever seen it, especially since it's on tv constantly. But the fact that it won an Oscar for Best Picture made me want to wait and watch it with no commercials. So last week I finally sat down with my library rental and gave it a try. I loved it! What a sweet story. I was already a fan of Jessica Tandy because of Fried Green Tomatoes which is easily on my top ten favorite movies of all time list. And I don't know a soul who doesn't love Morgan Freeman, so it already had a good cast going for it, but the story easily drew me in and left me feeling just a little sad, but very content and with a warmed heart. If you haven't ever seen this absolute American classic, give it a try on a lazy afternoon or evening and enjoy.