Monday, September 04, 2006

Movie Reviews

We've watched a few movies in the past several days. More than usual. I guess it's because there isn't anything on regular tv that is sucking me in. (Other than Project Runway, but that's only once a week.) And Lost is still 29 days away. So for your viewing pleasure... or displeasure as the case may be.

Brother Bear 2
Charming. We loved the original movie and when I saw the sequel at the grocery store this week with Melissa Ethridge on the cover since she did all the music, I had to buy it. (I've loved Melissa Ethridge for years!) It was great. Really, beauty, eh. When we were walking to the park later in the weekend, Benjamin said, "You know Mom, when you love someone they are always in your heart." That was the main message of the movie -- so obviously, I melted a bit and thought I'd spent my money well on that dvd.

Inside Man
Your basic bank robbery movie with Denzel Washington. I love heist movies. In fact, if you have any favorite heist movies, let me know. I'll add them to my list. I will say that the "twist" at the end of this movie was not as jaw dropping as I thought I might be.

The Matador
Awful. Terrible. I'm not even going to give you a link.

Howl's Moving Castle
Actually we watched this several weeks ago, but it's still sticking with me. It's wonderful. I think I may be one of the last to get on the Miyasaki bandwagon. Unless of course, you're not on it, in which case... you should be.

Prime
Silly. Are there really any romantic "comedies" out there? Because most movies that call themselves romantic comedies spend about three minutes in the beginning setting up the chemistry, then at least an hour of the guy and the girl not quite connecting, and then another three minutes at the end with a kiss in the sunset. Not romantic and not comedic. Actually, it was fine. We liked it. Meryl Streep steals the show.

Have YOU seen anything good?

4 comments:

Joanne S said...

We went to see Johnny Depp and the Pirates for the second time on Sunday. It was still good.

Kate and Leopold. You've got Mail. Pride and Prejudice. Shakespeare in Love.

As you can see, not much that is current.

I TiVo'ed Frida and Elizabeth but haven't watched them yet.

deb said...

Are we talking about the same film? I loved "Matador". Talk about a departure! Pierce Brosnan finally shows some possibilities.

Terry said...

On DVD, we've watched "Sketches of Frank Gehry". Saw it in the theatre and loved, so rented it when it came out on DVD. Fascinating insight into the creative process.

Went out to a movie yesterday and saw "Little Miss Sunshine"--best movie I have seen in ages. Laugh out loud funny, but with a very sad edge and sweet message. Not for kids, however, mainly due to the Grandpa character who loves porn, women and heroin.

mary m. said...

I really liked "Matador", too. Not a typical Hollywood movie.