29 June 2007


We have been movie-a-holics lately. There are so many movies in the theater that we want to see, or that we meant to see, or have bought from the used rack at the local video store and have not yet seen, that we kicked it into high gear the last few weeks. Most seem to be the third installment of whatever...
We started our marathon with Shrek Three. I loved the original Shrek, and even thought the second was cute. This one I didn't get. He didn't want to live up to his responsibilities, yet he was supposed to be the role model for the kid who wasn't sure he wanted to do the job either... No, this one didn't do it for me. Great music from all of these movies though.
We then watched Mission Impossible III on video. This was a pretty good flick. I love Ving Rhames as Luther, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is an amazing actor who played an incredibly riveting and cruel bad guy. I could have handled a little less blubbering in Tom Cruise's character, though. He is supposed to be a killing machine for crying out loud, suck it up... MI-III would have probably had a much bigger effect on a big screen, but overall good action, a little predictable, with a twisted bad guy, and a nice twist at the end.
Next was Ocean's Thirteen. I absolutely loved this movie. Art said it was a movie for women, if not a full fledged chick flick. All of those great looking confident men running around and outwitting other great looking confident men. Danny Ocean and the gang scored big with this one. It was fun through and through. I think this one is my favorite so far.
Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End was next on the roster. I have never seen the first one all the way through so I am at a bit of a loss here. The special effects are great, and it is full of action. I get lost in some of the little through lines and back story, but overall would give this one an A. Johnny Depp has a great character in Jack Sparrow, and Keith Richards was a great in his cameo.
We also watched 'Click' with Adam Sandler. Not a third per say but the third Adam Sandler movie I have watched. My favorite of his is 50 first dates with Drew Barrymore. Mr. Deeds was also pretty funny. He is a NH native so there are a lot of local tie-ins, references, and lingo. He is also just plain funny. Christopher Walkin is a great actor, but I am not sure I loved him in his character as the Angel of Death. Good comedy about not wishing your life away.
Tomorrow I am hoping we can make it to Spiderman 3. It is a movie that I prefer to see in a theater.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since there was no Stargate last night we watched The Break-up with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. It was the worst movie I have seen in years. Two people fighting. The guy was purely a jerk. Don't waste your time or money on this one!