Liked Cowboys and Aliens. Harrison Ford at his grumpiest and crustiest.
Two movies this weekend. Cowboys and Aliens - I liked it. 3/4 stars
The Change-Up....It was good, better than I thought but one line almost ruined it for me, only because I was thinking about it the rest of the movie.
At the beginning of the movie Ryan Reynolds used a line that is used often in movies, too often. At one point in a conversation he said to Bateman "we've been friends since third grade". First off there's no reason for that line, we get it they've been friends a long time and no one really talks that way.
Second, which one of them was in third grade? They don't look anywhere near the same age, like 10 years apart. Was Ryan Reynolds in third grade and Jason Bateman was like a senior in high school?? What was that friendship like? That's weirder than changing bodies. The writers could have just left it up to me imagine how they became friends at some point in their lives there was no need to pin point it.
Of course as my brother said "You were ok with them changing bodies but their age difference you found unbelievable?"
"three dimes, a one hundred dollar bill and and 87 ones..."
Watched "the source code" and "rise of the planet of the apes"
Really liked source code and really disliked Rise of the planet of the apes. Felt that movie was terribly rushed and eye candy to the extreme.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
I saw "Crazy, Stupid, Love" on Saturday. Overall I liked it. It has a few very funny scenes and is very well acted for this type of movie which helped a lot.
if one is of a certain age, mike leigh's "another year" with jim broadbent, ruth sheen and lesley manville is a lovely, heartwrenching, slice-of-life film.
"His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy. The proverbial '40's screwball comedy.
Pretty good, but the dialogue hurt my ears after a while. 2/3 of the movie is people yelling at each other with overlapping dialogue. Loved the depiction of the press room festooned by crusty hard-boiled newspaper reporters.
Pay attention to the open sky
Saw "30 Minutes or Less" last night. It wasn't great, but there are some pretty good lines and I laughed through most of it.
I saw "Hall Pass" last night.
There were some absolutely hilarious scenes in that movie.
I recommend it.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
25th anniversary blu-ray dvd of "stand by me"....new commentary by rob reiner, wil wheaton and corey feldman, which is informative and interesting. too bad about the very gifted river phoenix.
Stand by Me is not only my all time favorite song, but the movie is *amazing*. It was on one of the cable channels yesterday also. The work all of those young men turned in was outstanding, and as talented as Keifer Sutherland is, I just can't watch him just *because* of his characters in Stand By Me and Lost Boys.
Just watched Hot Tub Time Machine on Netflix....filthy but hilarious...