Thursday, December 30, 2010


As happens every Christmas season, I have managed to watch a LOT of movies over the past few weeks. So let's have a little recap and review!

True Grit-
LOVED it! It is Coen Brothers all the way. If you can handle Coen Brothers, I highly recommend it! The question being, can you say that when you go to see a Coen Brothers movie that it was what you expected? If remakes can be nominated for Oscars, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, and the girl who plays the lead- Hailee Steinfeld, will be serious contenders in their categories. And may I just say, as a recent convert to the Hunger Games series, Hailee Steinfeld totally has my vote for Katniss. And I really don't get the fuss over Josh Brolin in this film. Sure he was good- for the whole 2 minutes of screen time he got.

How Do You Know-
I really had much, much higher hopes for a movie starring some of my most very favorite actors- Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson. How do you know when you are watching a lame movie? When the movie requires a predictable, unexpected birth at the climax of the movie for jokes. And for crying out loud, can someone actually make a movie set in DC that vaguely resembles DC?

Tron 3D-
I would have to say if you are going to go see this movie, that you have to see it in 3D. Because seeing it for the plot would be a total waste of time. Pay the extra $4 for the 3D, because the special effects are very fun and impressive.

Daniel Deronda-
Saw this BBC mini-series on Netflix Instant. If you are like me and all classic romances on BBC float your boat, you are going to love this one. This one has skyrocketed to the top of my favorites list. Hugh Dancy is very good in this movie!

Letters to God-
Another Netflix Instant offering. If you are in the mood for a good, clean, family friendly, makes you cry a thousand times, movie about childhood cancer, where you have to suspend your disbelief about a mailman who is on a first name basis with everyone on his temporary route, then I highly recommend it. I must give a shout-out to my Due West boys and Jason Deere, their producer, who have a song on the soundtrack for this movie. I looked up the film because of them, but watched it when I noticed it is one of the most watched movies on Netflix in my town.

I loved this old classic starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. It is showing for free on Hulu right now.

Easy A-
Got this for free from Amazon Video, and I want my money back.

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