So, for you, my friends – the reviews.
Traitor – starring Don Cheadle. This movie is about the CIA, the FBI and terrorists. So if you’re looking for a light, fun movie, this would not be your best pick. It wasn’t even terribly exciting. But it was serious and thought-provoking about extreme Islam and the mindset of a terrorist. Heavy, but good.
Drillbit Taylor – starring Owen Wilson and a bunch of kids. I definitely did not expect to enjoy this one. But I did. It was fluffy and predictable…and cute. And I’ll be honest, I kind of like Owen Wilson. Yeah, he plays the same character in every movie. But I kind of think he’s funny.
Hancock – starring Will Smith. I kept hearing that this movie was not what you’d expect. So I went in with few expectations. What I found was a funny movie, but a serious one, too. Will Smith isn’t his usual likeable Fresh Prince guy. But you still root for him. I really liked this movie.
Iron Man – starring Robert Downey, Jr. Now this movie wasn’t what I expected! It was kind of a superhero movie, but not really. And it had some serious stuff, but it was very clever and funny. Also – did you know Gwyneth Paltrow was in this movie? I guess I probably knew, back when it came out, but I had forgotten because it was such a comeback vehicle for Robert Downey. I liked this movie the most out of all my rentals.
Eagle Eye – starring Shia Laboeuf. I saw a preview for this movie back in the summer when we saw Indiana Jones, and I knew right away I wanted to see it. So I’ve been waiting months for this movie to come out on video. And last weekend, it was out. And I was completely disappointed. It was silly and just not good. Boo.
But wait, there’s more! And no, I’m not talking Ginzu knives. See, on top of these fine films, I’ve also watched most of the complete season of Freaks and Geeks (thanks, Chelley and Triple!). I’ll review that once I finish the last few episodes.
So – have you been pleasantly surprised or sadly disappointed by anything lately? (Doesn’t have to be a movie, of course!)
You’ve watched most of the complete series? Good for you! (I’m hoping that means you liked it ok;) I haven’t seen most of the movies you reviewed, but I do want to see Iron Man. And it’s really on sale this week, so maybe I should see it soon and decide whether I want to buy it. Or I could just wait an get it for really cheap in a year or so. ;) Anyway, thanks for the helpful reviews! Summed up very nicely. :)
On New Year’s Eve, I rented some flicks. The Holiday, which I had already seen and loved, but wanted to watch again… And loved again. Next, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Saw the first one and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it, but this one I did not like. :( In fact, I didn’t even watch it all the way to the end. I still have Miss Pettigrew to watch. You liked Miss P, didn’t you? That’s why I rented it. I was in the store and thought, “Photo liked this I think, so I’d better get it”.
Chelley, I'd definitely recommend seeing Iron Man now. And yes, I love Freaks & Geeks.
Brenda, I'm bummed that you didn't like Sisterhood 2! I've been wanting to see it ever since it came out… :(
As for Miss Pettigrew, however, I haven't seen it! Chelley has, though, and reviewed it on her blog. Maybe you saw it there? (http://siriusmuggle.blogspot.com/2008/12/movie-review-miss-pettigrew-lives-for.html)
Okay, so last night I watched Miss Pettigrew and I liked it. I still need to go read Chelley’s review. Also, I thought of a couple more… I was surprised that I liked Baby Mama more than I was expecting and didn’t like P.S. I Love You, and couldn’t even watch it all the way to the end.
Oh, I’m glad you liked it! I liked it too, but since it’s not too well-known, I was the only one I knew who had seen it and wouldn’t want to mislead anyone. ;) (Plus, I took it to Triple’s for her to see and she didn’t like it as much as I thought she would — not that she didn’t like it! Just now as much or how I thought she would or something. But she did like the music, which I predicted.:)
Uh-oh, Brenda…Smitty LOVES PS I Love You. Of course, that’s because she’s in love with Gerard Butler. So you can’t really blame her! :)