Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear John




"While on leave, U.S. soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) falls for Southern college student Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), whose ideals and heartfelt principles are at once attractive and unfamiliar. But their love is put on hold when terrorist attacks prompt John to reenlist. Now, handwritten letters hold the lovers together. Lasse Hallstrom directs this modern romance based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks." courtesy of netflix


I didn't even really want to see this movie but my girlfriends did, so i went. its entertaining its not like I felt like I wanted to walk out of the movie. But I hated it, its sappy, its slow, its not even really all that romantic. I wont spoil anything for you i mean you know the movie is about how they spend 2 weeks together, well the 2 weeks they spent together didnt seem like all that big of a deal, in the notebook the time they spent together really seemed like it meant something, this just seemed a little bland. I really dont like the girl shes not really that pretty at all or endearing. I wouldnt watch it theatres, Maybe still rent it, My friend did read the book though and she said they were like completely different. so do keep that in mind if you read the book.


i apologize for being absent on the movie front. our DVD player broke and my laptop has been iffy lately so i havent been watching movies on netflix (we also dont have ondemand) so eventually i'll be back to the normal routine!

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Sisters Keeper


"A former defense attorney (Cameron Diaz) finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband (Jason Patric) are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), who is expected to donate a kidney to her dying older sister. The subsequent trial tests ethical boundaries and the limits of parental love. Joan Cusack and Alec Baldwin round out the cast in this powerful drama based on Jodi Picoult's novel." courtesy of netflix

This movie is intense. it was a little too close to home for me, especially after watching it right after i got out of the hospital. but when i was first disagnosed with lupus two years ago they originally thought I had leukemia so I had a bone marrow biopsy and i've had blood transfusions and so forth, and my sister originally said she would donate bone marrow (like the sister does in the movie) and the aunt in the movie reminds me of my aunt jojo so it was hard to watch i was bawling through most of it. its definitley a good movie but watching it, knowing its a book, you know they are leaving stuff out (and talking to people who read the book they said they did leave a lot out and its very different.)

its definitley worth watching once, but you definitley dont need to watch twice, its too intense for that. it is really good acting and its an excellent story and you can easily get encompassed in it. if i could really heavy books (i need light reading otherwise i wont continue reading it lol) i would definitley want to read it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mister Eleven

"Saz (Michelle Ryan), a numbers freak, prepares to wed Dan (Sean Maguire), her eleventh sexual partner and ideal statistical match. But when she learns on her wedding day Dan's only Mr. Ten on her list, Saz frantically contemplates her past relationships and now uncertain future. This delightful British rom-com about the intersection of love and logic also stars Adam Garcia, Lynda Bellingham and Olivia Colman." courtesty of netflix

I wasnt sure i wanted to watch this movie because it sounded just like "lucky seven" which was an ABC family with Kimberely Williams-Paisley but its actually VERY differently, oddly. its a fun movie, the characters are all gorgeous in a very modest way, like born to good looks they didnt create their good looks lol but her obession with numbers is actually pretty hilarious but i think i have a soft spot for UK movies, I prefer books written by UK authors as well I don't know what it is... I think its the accent. haha. but i recommend this movie, its alot of fun, its feel good, you'll totally enjoy it. its different. its boring to only watch movies that you see previews on that everyone talks about - which is why i watch so many movies off the 'instant queue' on netflix you get good movies that not everyone knows about.

Singles

"Generation X neighbors share their bittersweet, intertwined stories of the single life in director Cameron Crowe's quirky, witty comedy set against the backdrop of Seattle's grunge music scene. The film boasts a killer soundtrack with cuts from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and more. The cast includes Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder (in a cameo)." courtesy of netflix

i totally only watched this movie because it was shot in Seattle, and I love it for that reason (its in 1992 so things are obviously different) but its very cool because they clearly actually shot the movie IN seattle, a lot of times for some reason they shoot in Vancouver (canada) and call it Seattle, the only thing is that it doesnt portray seattle all that appropriately, they have them walking through pioneer square and then sitting at Gas Works Parks...which is like a 20minute drive IF you go on the freeway and they make it seem like they walked there lol

the other thing is that the age group seems off, they are all like late 20's but they have this grunge rock seattle scene of someone in college maybe but then they all have professional jobs like urban planning (well despite the matt dillon charcter who is a musician bum lol)

it might only interest people from Seattle (so most of my blog friends out there may not like it - but if you're from seattle - you'll love it!)

Suburban Girl


"Neophyte book editor Brett Eisenberg (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is paying her dues in New York's literary world when she catches the eye of Archie Knox (Alec Baldwin), a publishing mogul who's several decades her senior -- and has quite the reputation as a womanizer. Director Marc Klein based the script on two short stories from author Melissa Bank's best-seller, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing." courtesy of netflix

i really liked this movie, I wasn't positive that I would but although I think Alec Baldwin is really creepy he does good movies and I like Sarah Michelle Gellar, the concept was fun and its not as predictable as you would think - not that its a big shocker movie, its just a feel good fun movie and its definitley fun to watch. i definitley recommend it, especially if you are a book lover (since they are book editors) but there is something nice and refreshing about having a young girl date an older guy and not have at be as taboo as movies always want it to be, its like its so natural in this movie, which it should be...in their case anyways.