Saturday, July 19, 2008

Other movies seen recently

I've been in a movie mood so I've been going to the movie theater quite a bit lately. Have I mentioned before that I love going by myself? Well, I do. Especially in the middle of the day when no one else is there. In case you can't tell, I can be a little anti-social. I think this may be due to the fact that about half of the time, I don't like people. Not specific people, just people in general. This is mainly due to stupidity and peoples' ability to irritate me. So then I guess it really isn't people in general, it's people who lack that part of the brain that makes them not be retarded, and it's not half the time, it's all the time. (Can I say retarded? I know it's not politically correct, but I don't really care, so I'm saying it. If you're offended, feel free to not read my [as in me, my vocabulary, and my opinions] blog.) For example, I went and saw "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" the other day and I was the only one in the theater, but then a couple came in and do you know where those ______'s sat? Right behind me. And they talked. Did I mention there was no one else in the entire theater? Now why would you do that? I just don't understand it.

But anyway, the point of this post was supposed to be movies I've seen lately, so let's get back to the topic at hand. "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" (make sure you don't forget the 3D) was o.k. I didn't know when I went that it was 3D, so that was a nice little surprise. I don't think I've worn 3D glasses since that Michael Jackson movie at DisneyLand. What was that called? (I just googled it-it was "Captain Eo".) No wait, that's a lie, I saw some 3D "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" thing at DisneyWorld. Anyway, it was kind of neat, but I think maybe my glasses were defective. I didn't feel like I got the full effect. As for the movie, it had Brendan Fraser in it, so that was a bonus. Remember "With Honors" and "School Ties"? The plot line had potential-these people go looking for a lost person and accidentally end up in the center of the earth, thus discovering that Jules Verne's book is true-but they didn't maximize the story, they just went for the 3D special effects. So . . . if you have kids, especially boys, go see it, they'll like the 3D stuff.

Another movie I went and saw is "Wanted." I normally don't watch R-rated movies anymore, but I had a moment of weakness. Better an R-rated movie than a pill or cigarette, right? Right. The movie was really good. It made me want to be Angelina Jolie, minus the whole home-wrecker thing. I don't think I've ever seen a movie with her in it that I haven't loved. Same with Morgan Freeman. "Girl, Interrupted" and "Lean on Me" still give me chills. My cousin, Erin, claims that the movie wasn't very realistic, but I don't know what she's talking about. I can totally bend bullets and speed my heart rate up to slow down time. I'm thinking she's just a little jealous because she doesn't have the skillz I have. Or the bathtub filled with special wax that magically heals you. (It's in the basement. If you buy me a Diet Coke, I'll show it to you.)

There are a bunch of movies coming up that I want to see, which I'm totally excited about because it seems like there hasn't been much coming out lately that's been all that great. I'm excited for the new "Mummy"movie (chances are it'll be kinda lame, but that's o.k.), the next "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" movie, "The Rocker" (with Dwight from The Office-it looks hilarious!), "Henry Poole is Here", and "The House Bunny." And those are just movies opening in the next month or so. So . . . looks like some fun times ahead. Make sure you check back for more extremely informative, completely on the subject, reviews. :)


Traci said...

My parents went to see Journey to the Center of the Earth too. I don't think my mom was very impressed. I don't think I'll be seeing it. Sorry...even the 3D and Brendan Faiser is not enough to entice me. ;)

But I saw Hancock - and I thought that movie was da bomb. Well maybe not da bomb...but pretty dang good.

I recommend The Other Boelyn Girl, if you haven't already seen it.

p.s. I'm working on getting Bob to go see Mama Mia with me. But I don't think I'll be successful. ;)

Kim said...

I HATED The other Boleyn Girl. The whole attempted incest thing completely scarred me for life. And I knew what happened to her in the end, but I didn't know about her poor brother.

It's too bad you're not up here, I would totally go see Mamma Mia with you. I'll probably end up going like five times, then buying the DVD. Do be forewarned though, that Pierce Brosnan completely sucks in it. He can't sing at all, and for some reason they gave him like a solo song at the end that isn't even in the play. Anyway . . . it's still totally good though.

Erin said...

Oh Kim...I am so jealous. I like was good...I think you should come on out to the South and show some of the rednecks around here how to shoot a curved bullet!

Kim said...

No offense, but the thought of a bunch of rednecks curving their bullets is a little frightening. I can just see a bunch of drunk guys lining beer cans up on a fence and having their girlfriends stand between so they can show them how they can bend bullets.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen "The Dark Knight" yet? It was sooooooooo good : ) I agree with you about "The Other Boleyn Girl" totally sucked! It didn't really follow the book (but what movie follows the book????) and it wasn't really historically accurate (ok that one was for the historian in lol. Mary didn't raise Elizabeth, Henry VIII let tutors do that at Hatfield House and because of that Elizabeth really didn't associate with her Boleyn relatives. But, then again you probably already know that!!!)