So, I’ve been sick. And what do sick people do? They watch tv. I’ve been watching lots of movies, which must mean it’s time for some reviews!
Click-Starring Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale, this family comedy will not only make you laugh, but will also touch your heart. A strong supporting cast-David Hasselhoff, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner-helps illuminate Sandler in his struggle as a husband trying unsuccessfully to find a balance between work and family with the help of a “Universal” remote control. Craig and I both really enjoyed this lighthearted film, and though the twist at the end is somewhat predictable, “Click” is definately a fun diversion and an excellent rental.
You, Me & Dupree-This comedy starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, and Matt Dillion works out the problem of what happens when two’s company, and three’s a crowd. Wilson plays Randy Dupree, an inept, needy, unemployed, immmature best friend & foil to Carl, Dillion’s character. After Carl and Molly (Hudson) marry, they find themselves suddenly saddled with a down & out Dupree. Chaos ensues. While funny, at times this film seemed too long & drawn out. An enjoyable rental for everyone nonetheless, “You, Me and Dupree” is definately good for a laugh.
The Devil Wears Prada-I enjoyed this film so much, I watched it twice. Anne Hathaway stars as a young ingenue who scores a job as an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. Hathaway’s character, Andy, is endearing & funny while stumbling her way around the fashion world of “Runway”, and Streep’s Miranda is the very essense of bitchy, not to mention the absolute Queen of bershon. I absolutely loved this movie, however, the end was a bit disappointing as I feel Andy’s choice was not really true to the entirety of the character, nor was it realistic. Nevertheless, an excellent rental choice! And don’t let your guy convince you this is strictly a chick flick-though an awesome pick for a Girl’s Night, my husband enjoyed this film too!
My Super Ex-Girlfriend-When an ordinary guy (Luke Wilson) meets, dates, and breaks up with a superhero (Uma Thurman) who’s more than a little neurotic & needy, she uses her super powers to make his life a living hell. The premise of this romantic comedy is great, and while there are definately some laughs to be had, it does fall a little short. Craig and I were more amused with the appearence of Anna Faris as Hannah. Farris is a staple in “The Scary Movie” films, and her facial expressions just crack us up. All in all, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” is an okay rental…though you might want to wait for it to appear on cable.
The Grudge 2-I’ve been meaning to review this horror film since I saw it at the theater, and I believe it may still be out in some second-run theaters. Starring Amber Tamblyn as Aubrey Davis, Karen Davis’ sister, this sequel picks up pretty much right where the first one left off. In Japan to find out what has happened to her sister, it’s not long before Aubrey is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted Karen. Although a sequel, the movie is structured in such a way that even if you haven’t seen the first one, you get a clear idea of what has happened previously to lead to the present events without it being a “rewind” for those who have seen the first film. IMO, this film is even better than the first one, and a definate recommend!! The DVD is scheduled to be released the beginning of February. For Sarah Michelle Gellar fans (of which I am one!), she does have a cameo part.
Pulse-This horror flick starring Kristen Bell from the television series ‘Veronica Mars” was a huge disappointment for me. The previews for it looked awesome, but the film itself falls vastly short. Bell plays a co-ed, whose hacker friend has opened the Pandora’s Box of computer viruses, freeing ghosts that travel through WiFi and cell signals to suck the life from the human race. Everything about this movie sucked. The casting was horrible, the acting was worse. The art & set production stunk. There could have been alot more done with the premise. I would not recommend this as a rental or otherwise. If you feel so compelled to see this flick, wait for it to come out on HBO. Don’t waste your money otherwise.
Superman Returns-Craig talked me into this film. I’m not a Superman fan-he’s too flawless. I prefer my superheros with a dark edge, like Batman or Wolverine. In short the S-Man is too perfect, too invincable. I have to give Bryan Singer props though, because this movie was wicked good. Brandon Routh is the spitting image of Christopher Reeve in the role of Superman, and Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane was another superb casting choice. And wow-Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor. No one else could have done it better. The storyline will grab you, and pull you in-regardless of any reluctancy you may feel at first. A definate recommend, and one your guy will love too! Rent this immediately-go now.