During a mellow Saturday night at home, Mick and I decided to watch a movie, and make it one we considered a cheesy 80′s classic. After suggesting Adventures in Babysitting, and finding out that he had never seen it, the decision was made.
How he could have gone through his teenage years and never seen it is beyond me…but then again, he wasn’t a teenage girl. Happy to report he enjoyed it, and my view on this 80′s hit wasn’t skewed. What I did forget however, and found super entertaining was this.
Yes, that is Vincent D’Onofrio. So random. So blonde. So skinny. Definitely not the Lt. Goren that I have come to love on Law and Order Criminal Intent, or the fat bald Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket (which oddly enough came out the same year.)
Watch one of the clips here:
Yes…I went to see New Moon today. I told you I was going to see it, even though I hated the hype. I knew what I was going to see, and my hopes weren’t high. I can sum up my review in just a few sentences.
It was as I expected. Not good.
The acting was awful, however…
it was pretty fun to watch with 3 other women…I think I can speak for all of us and say we felt like dirty pedophiles. Because seriously…
Hello Taylor Lautners abs.
This was the only thing worth paying our early bird movie ticket fee of $6. I’m glad I didnt pay full price, and I’m glad I waited…but, I’d pay $6 again to get a look at his abs.
See you in June 2010.
It never fails. I go home for an extended period of time, and I catch up on my movie watching. This Thanksgiving holiday was no different. We caught three movies in the theater this past week, even though the Turkey Day movie selection was weak this year.
Where the Wild Things Are- We caught this one on the drive from San Diego to our second leg of the holiday week in LA. I had definitely wanted to see it on the big screen because I knew it would be pretty…it was. It reminded me alot of Michel Gondry films…especially the scene where Max is in the boat heading to the island. It was an enjoyable, fun movie to watch, but I did have a few complaints. 1) I HATE the way James Gandolfini breathes. I know it might sound weird, but the whole through the nose thing he was doing the whole time as the main monster, reminded me too much of Tony Soprano because it was the same breathing and same voice. He didn’t even try to change anything. 2) Max wasnt a kid I could get behind. The kid who played him, Max Records, did a great job of playing a kid you sympathize with, until the end. He didn’t learn anything, no lesson was had, and he was still the same terror he was when he ran away in the first place. I’m not sure that was the message Maurice Sendak was trying to portray…maybe it was.
Fantastic Mr. Fox–LOVED IT. Being a big fan of Wes Anderson films anyway, I had been curious to see this, but I had no idea how cute it would be. Stop motion animation fascinates me, and if its done well, it can make for a really fun movie to watch. With the Wes Anderson quirk, the well cast characters, and the already great story written by Roald Dahl, it made for one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. Also…though not a huge George Clooney fan, he is good in a heist movie (think Oceans 11-13, and Out of Sight), and he was great as Mr. Fox. This is definitely a film I will own. Even if its on silent in the background….visually stimulating.
Pirate Radio (aka The Boat That Rocked) -This was a fun movie with an ensemble cast of actors that I see in some of my favorite British television shows and movies. Actors from Coupling, The IT Crowd, Flight of the Conchords, Love Actually, and Shawn of the Dead made it a cast I knew and was pretty sure I’d like. Written by Richard Curtis (wrote Love Actually, Bridget Jones), it was a story about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to government. Literally called Pirate Radio because they DJs anchored themselves in the middle of the ocean and broadcast from a pirate ship…learn something new everyday. Predictable, but campy and fun, I recommend this one too. Great soundtrack, after all, it was all just Rock and Roll.
Ive never been one of those girls who has a Hollywood crush that they get all gaga for. Granted when I was a kid, I had pictures of River Phoenix on my wall, but it was almost as I felt like I had to in order to fit in when my friends came over. I had friends in middle school who owned New Kids on the Block Letterman jackets. They had to be well over $100 and for an 11 year old, that was a big deal. I’ve never worn concert tees and never really hung concert or movie posters on my wall. Maybe one here or there, but it must have been awesome for me to do so.
That’s why I’m having a REAL hard time understanding this New Moon/Twilight thing. Are these fans of the movie or the book series? I read the books. I actually read all four in about two weeks, and I will totally recommend them to anyone who wants to read them. You can even borrow my copies. However…did these crazy New Moon fans actually SEE the movie Twilight? Seriously? I did….and it was awful. I was super disappointed…just like I was with the latest Harry Potter movie, and Dreamcatcher by Steven King.
Robert Pattinson was a great Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter. But an Edward he is not. Kristen Stewart is awful as Bella, and the speed at which they tell the story is just crap. Where is all the back story? Where is all the monologue? Those of you who saw the movie and didn’t read the book, did you like the movie on its own merits? REALLY? Did you even understand the story? It was missing ALOT.
I’m reading everyones Facebook status’ all week, and its all about their New Moon countdown, their tickets being purchased (it broke Fandango records for pre-sale). Are you all really expecting a good movie? Prove me wrong. Show me that with all that money that they made on Twilight, they actually put some effort into this film, and ‘make Edward all sparkly with awful effects like in the first. Prove to me that Werewolf effect is better than the previews are making it out to be. And why does Dakota Fanning have to be a part of EVERYTHING?
Good for all you fans out there. All you people who are obsessing over this film. Do you have the posters on your wall? Have you been obsessing about Robert and Kristen’s relationship in all the gossip blogs? Hasn’t that ruined it for you? It’s too much. The obsession with them is too great and even if this movie is any good, all I can think about is the two of them. Its everywhere. There are pages and pages devoted to this stuff on the internet…you cant escape it.
I am not seeing a midnight show. I don’t even have tickets yet.
Don’t get me wrong…I WILL see the movie. After all, I read and liked the books. I almost want to be proven wrong, and enjoy it, but am going to be going into it with such a pessimistic attitude, I think I’m willing myself to hate it. I’m just going to wait for all you crazy fans to go see it first. Then we can compare stories.
With that…I leave you with the funniest New Moon parody I’ve seen yet. And it goes with my Three Wolf Moon theme…Win.