Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

I have been looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens for a while now. I was disappointed. Poor character development, no script and waaay too long. It pains me to say this, but I thought it was pretty stupid. I will say, the production value was outstanding and loved the cast. Almost wish they'd fix it. Oh well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses did two things for me. First, it made me stop complaining about my job. Second it made me laugh out loud. A lot. When three friends feel they are in dead-end situations at their jobs, thoughts turn to murder. Each character is well defined and consistent, they mesh well. The performances are outstanding from this impressive cast. The humor is clever and raunchy, this film really earns its R rating. Very funny with a very satisfying ending. I enjoyed this one.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Captian America : The First Avenger

I'm not much in the know about super heroes. I know a bit about that comic book world, but it is mostly anecdotal and movie related. The Avengers are not that familiar to me, but when buzz surrounds a film the way it has with Captain America:The First Avenger, it tends to get my attention. At my age, I felt a bit silly walking into the theater to see superheroes, but after the fun ride that was Iron Man,Thor, and now, Captain America, I think I'm over it. These have been good, solid, fun action films, pretty much why I got to the movies. Nothing silly about that.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friends with Benefits

I went to see Friends with Benefits with many reservations. They were all extinguished by an amazing casting, a smart script, strong performances and a satisfying ending. Romance and relationships are explored and analyzed in a refreshing story. There are many vibrant characters. I really enjoyed this film.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

To begin, I cried at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 because of my sentimental feelings for the end of a decade of ambitious films. The last film of this series is full of action and emotion. The visual spectacle did not disappoint. This film does not need 3D, I was impressed without it. The story wraps up well. Made me believe in magic.