Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Movie Round-Up

Sometimes my weekends are productive and full of projects and outings, other times they consist mostly of hanging out at home with the man and the cats. Whatever my weekends hold, I try to squeeze in at least one movie, usually more. I sometimes follow through and write real reviews, usually of movies I hate the most because they are the most fun to write about. While I haven't had the joy of writing about a truly craptacular movie in while, I thought I might share my thoughts on the movies I see over the weekend anyway. Let's see, what did I watch this weekend...

Rachel Getting Married: Is that the dude from TV on the Radio?? Yes, Yes it is. He is quiet and elegant as Rachel's musically inclined groom. This a drama to the max. I didn't except it to be as intense as it was, it was really heart breaking at times, but it weighed the dark with the light well and in the end didn't feel too heavy. Anne Hathoway was amazing as ex-junkie Kym, that hype was true. The wedding at the heart of the film is joyous and beautiful, and you wish/feel you had been there the whole time as the credits role.










Happy Go Lucky: A little disclaimer here, I probably didn't give this film the attention it deserved. It sort of meandered and wavered, and I found myself doing the same thing, cooking from the other room, peeking in the bedroom to see what Mikie was up to. The character, Poppy, who the  movie revolves around, is cute and overly lovable, and I sort of found myself only half interested in her and her antics. I know people have touted this movie as uplifting and beautiful, but about all I can muster right now is a 
"meh."









Role Models: I already want to watch this movie again. I liked it because they really went for it. They didn't hold back at all with the crazy filthy humor, they treated the kids like adults, and the characters were sketched out enough that you actually do care and go along for the ride when crazy things happen like Augie (McLovin) getting kicked out of his Live Action Role Playing game. The ending is fantastic.











Happy Movie Watching! I will back back with more flicks next week. Maybe by that time I will have figured out some form of clever rating system.

6 comments:

diana said...

Role models was funny! I can't believe I used to think the people that did live-action role playing were cooler than me, like I looked up to them (???)

NiNa* said...

Well they do commit - the movie actually made me think it was one of those things that is so nerdy it's cool. They made it look so fun at the end.

MJ said...

Rachel was boring and not very believable. I did enjoy Role Models, the role playing people were hilarious and the little kid was funny.."Boobies!".

MJ said...

Okie I have to correct my comment about Rachel. It was not boring, the movie did make you feel for Hathaway's character, the wedding however was so over the top...seriously who has that many talented musician friends. I will say the movie was slow.

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