Friday, March 5, 2010

Dear John


There is nothing I love more than crappy sappy movies that make me tear up a little... well this movie sucked.

I'll lead with saying I love the Notebook...

We've got the classic case of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love right away, boy has to go away OBVIOUSLY, they think about their love from far away and then girl breaks up with boy because she's stupid

This movie didn't even make me that sad, the only thing that made me sad was the dad in the movie.

if you want to watch a movie and not be sad, and maybe be a little angry, then you should watch it

but don't waste your money.

not recommended

When In Rome


This movie surprised me!

Julie and I laughed so much while seeing this movie, we were pleasantly surprised!

This movie is super awkward and has a great cast, as long as you can ignore jon heder.

she goes to rome for her sisters wedding and steals coins from a fountain and meets a guy, the only thing is when you take coins our of the fountain of love, there is a spell that makes the person who wished on the coin fall in love with whoever picks it out.. yeah it sounds stupid... but it was hilarious!

highly recommended for a laugh

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


This movie was weird and beautiful.

Tom Waits stole the movie for me.

I don't even really know how to describe this movie.. it's weird.

A man likes to make bets with the devil he bets that he can get 5 peoples souls to the good side of life, and the devil bets he can get 5 to the bad side... the reward is his daughter.

if you want to watch a weird movie that's visually beautiful then make sure to see this

RIP Heath Ledger.


Friday, January 15, 2010




Vampires are so in right now.. and I've bought into it.

what an interesting concept for a movie, we're in the year 2019, and 95% of the world is vampires, and there isn't much human blood left, there are companies that farm humans to get their blood. If a vampire goes without blood he starts turning into a Nosferatu lookin vampire, becoming more and more grotesque.

Edward (ethan hawke) is working on a blood substitute so that the world can keep going on, when he stumbles upon some humans who have a cure. His brother, a human farmer, is not happy about it, obviously.

Edward and his new human friends figure out how to replicate the cure and tries to infiltrate the vampire world, the problem with that is that so many Vampires haven't had blood in awhile that they just start attacking everyone... no care about a cure.

I really liked this movie, it's more traditional, vampires can't be in the sun, they feed on humans, and they're huge jerks when they don't feed.. seems like some people I know.

I really liked the futuristic world that they've built to make sure everyone is taken care of, Subway-esqe walkways.


Lovely Bones



This movie is a bummer, it's visiually stunning and a huge downer.

I read this book, and I really enjoyed the story(until the end, but this isn't a review of the book).. To compare the book to the movie, it's missing some of the story line, but I don't think you'd know that while watching the movie unless you read the book. It also felt a little sped up, like they got to the hour and a half mark and we're like "CRAP, we gotta start wrappin this up!"

This movie is about a 14 year old girl who goes missing and who is inevitably murdered, while the family tries to cope with this situation the father starts to freak out and see her everywhere, he also feels like he needs to solve the murder himself, he feels, like most fathers, that the police aren't doing their job.. when he discovers a very odd neighbor who seems to stare a little too long, he starts putting the puzzle pieces together... all the while, the main girl who dies, Susie, is stuck in the inbetween, watching over her family and trying to help them solve the murder.

again, this movie is visually beautiful. The story is pretty good, but felt a little sped up.