Monday, September 13, 2010

Million Dollar Baby

I cried! Yes I did! Clint Eastwood, you are an amazing director! This movie was brilliantly done and the performances were amazing. Of course by now we have come to expect that from the three members of the leading cast! Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank, and the always awesome Morgan Freeman. I am a little sad I waited so long to watch this film. Simply superb! :)


I am kinda on the fence about this one. Very vivid visuals (say that fast three times)! Storyline was decent. Acting was ok. It had a lot of good action scenes especially the fighting. It would be one to check out if you are in a action flick kind of mood. :)


Wonderful story based on true events! I enjoyed this one, it is great when a sporting event can unite all people together! It was well acted by Morgan Freeman who always gives a great performance, as well as Matt Damon. Just great work all around.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Howard the Duck

Cheesy so cheesy! Filled with one-liners from other movies, and the whole thing is just plain silly! But still I can't stop watching it. Is it sad that my favorite part is the music?? Go George Lucas! Way to show how cheesy you can really be! :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Say Anything

First off, I am a huge John Cusack fan! This is one of my favorites. Boy meets girl, girl digs boy. Father gets incarcerated. Good fun! Just a nice romantic movie, and I have to give credit to Mr. Cameron Crowe, excellent job! If you have yet to see this one, what are you waiting for?? Please check it out!


Classic 80's flick! I have watched this one over 1000 times and it still cracks me up! Do the truffle shuffle! Hey you guys...I need a babyruth! :) Good classic family fun, a little mystery, a little angst, and a great adventure!

Guilty Pleasure- Mamma Mia

Who doesn't love ABBA? Dancing Queen? I know I am not alone in this one! I love cranking this musical up and singing along! Great cast, great music and pretty cool storyline. What more could a person want?? Who cares if Pierce Bronson's singing voice is not up to normal standards, its still adorable. This is my personal guilty pleasure movie! Whenever I have had a really hard day, I play this one. Before long I forget what was even bothering me in the first place. :) Enjoy! Take a chance on me...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finding Neverland

Another movie I love! Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet are perfect in this film. How the story unfolds to tell how Peter Pan came about is brilliant. Just a beautiful story of imagination. If you believe anything can happen! :)

13 Going on 30

Jennifer Garner’s performance is perfect! She lets the innocence flow through brilliantly. They pictured the 80’s time frame well. I especially enjoyed the subdued playing of Madonna’s Crazy for You during the closet scenes. It was well placed! Remember all..Love is a Battlefield!

Nacho Libre

I am a big fan of Jack Black, and he delivers again! This film’s use of subtleties which the Hess’s are known for (Napoleon Dynamite), works brilliantly again. It keeps getting funnier each time I watch it. Good clean fun and just plain funny. Go Nacho! J

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Villian

This is an old film. Classic one though! I laughed at watching Kirk Douglas play the Wyle E. Coyote guy. And get this Arnold Swarztenager as Handsome Stranger! Hilarious! Of course when you have Ms Ann Margret in any film, it adds its own sex appeal. But I loved the ending! :) It is definitely one to check out, especially if you love the old Loony Tune cartoons!

Corpse Bride

First of all, I love Tim Burton's work. My favorite part of this movie was Burton's classic view of the afterlife. I love how he stays true to form in all his films. The story line was original and fresh. I enjoyed it! Danny Elfman delivers catchy tunes as always! Classic and visually fun! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


This is an old 80's movie starring Ricki Lake! When I was younger I loved this movie, the big girl gets the guy! But after re-watching it, it scares me a bit now. The tactics she used to get him to notice her were stalkerish. I know times were different then but it is still kinda fun to watch all the crazy clothes styles from back in the day. Feels like a made for TV movie (which I think it was). If you like "B" movies give it a try! But don't say I didn't warn ya! :)

Guilty Pleasure- Dirty Dancing

Classic 80's movie! What girl from our generation did not try to practice the all important spin out move?? Not to mention the ever famous...NO one puts Baby in the corner!! Patrick Swayze this is where I fell in love with you. This movie was such a important part of pop culture that we still continue to see its affects. I can recall singing "Hey Baby" in my high school bio class with my fellow lab partners just to pass the time. We loved it! This will be one of those "forever" films for all generations to watch and enjoy! :)

Guilty Pleasure- Titanic

This particular flick is one I really do not care for. It is overrated and overstated. I just can't believe how it became that way?? I get it great love story, but you know what SHE LET GO!!! :) I love Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio, I just do not like the cheesy one-liners in this film. I know this may be blasphemous to some folks, but that's what happens, we all have opinions! :)

Guilty Pleasure- Dumb and Dumber

I don't know what it is about this movie that makes me laugh every single time I watch it. It seems that I still keep finding new things to laugh at. So well done, Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey are such a hilarious pair. Everything from the beginning to the end is so socked full of comedy how could you not love it?? Thanks to some buddies of mine, favorite quote: So Big Gulps huh...Well see ya later!!! :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Guilty Pleasure- Clueless

Clueless was one of the first movies I remember seeing at the mall as a kid. They even handed out a pamphlet on slang, my if! This is a definate guilty pleasure! I love this movie for its absurdity and fun nature. I have to say that all the characters were so well done and the writing was fresh for the time. Cher's complexity.. or lack of was great! The mom dying from liposuction was classic! Good times! My favorite part has to be the shoe flying off and smacking Brittney Murphy in the head! Too funny! :)

The Back-Up Plan

This movie was cute, almost tooth aching, and not in a good way. It seemed to me like a water-downed version of Knocked Up. Though the story was slightly different, the comedic moments strive to be over the top, yet lacked hugely. It is definitely a chick flick so men beware! :) I would save it for there is nothing better to rent night at Red Box.

Beyond The Sea

Bobby Darin your life is a musical and I love it! I just watched Beyond the Sea. Kevin Spacey, I love you! Not only was it well written and acted, the directing was phenomenal. I really enjoyed the life story unfolding as a musical. It was fresh. Great techniques in switching from black and white to color. Just overall visually pleasing! I am kinda sad it took me so long to watch it. Kevin Spacey co-wrote and directed this! Check it out!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wizard of Oz

How could I not post something about my favorite movie!! BTW- It just celebrated its 71st anniversary!! This movie is wonderful, so full of cinematic history! Great story and some of the best songs ever written! Whose heart doesn't melt when they hear "Over the Rainbow"?? Beautiful special effects that were ahead of their time. Its just freaking awesome!! Those of you who have not yet seen this, shame on you!!! :) Its a timeless classic for all ages! I loved introducing it to my nephews! They love it! It is the most amazing feeling showing a new generation a classic!

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Classic cartoon film. One of my all time favorites. Great songs and easy to get caught up singing along too. The characters are lovable and falliable which make this a true Disney Classic! Perhaps there was something there that wasn't there before :) Janea this post is for you!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Love this one! Instant hit in my book. Very original and fresh! All you video game geeks will love this one. With its explosive visuals and John Hughes type of dialogue its sure to please most audiences. Micheal Cera's performance was true to form with his stereo typical "cool geek" persona. Check it out! Action packed awesomeness! :)