Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sex and the City 2

Even though I've been hearing some terrible reviews, I went into the movie with an open mind, and.... I liked it! It's a lot like the first movie (a little over-dramatic, and a little cheesy) but still enjoyable. I think anyone who is a fan of the show and first movie wouldn't be disappointed. I think most of the bad reviews must be coming from MEN, because I could see how men wouldn't really get the big deal. I enjoyed spending some time with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha, and the ever important major character #5: the FASHION. The beautiful clothes, shoes and bags were always being shown off, as per the usual with the show. There are a few slow parts, and a few super-ridiculous parts, but to me, it's not that bad. I'd say if you have spent any time with these characters before, CHECK IT OUT.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Simple and sweet story. The main theme of the story is how loving someone can really change you (and maybe them as well.) I am a true believer that LOVE is powerful (not just romantic love, but all kinds) and this movie is a great example of that. It didn't really end up the way I expected, but the ending was good in it's own way. I'd say CHECK IT OUT for a cute love story.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Dumb... but funny! It's exactly what you expect from the trailer: really stupid, predictable in a funny way, and total nonsense. But I definitely laughed! Not all the funny parts are in the trailer, so you do have a few to look forward to. It won't change your life or anything, but it's worth watching. So I'd say CHECK IT OUT for a ridiculous and funny 88 minutes.

Old Dogs

Cute and silly family movie! It is just as silly as the trailer makes it look, but it is funny and sweet in parts. It won't change your life or anything, but it's cute. I'd say CHECK IT OUT for a good family movie.

The Young Victoria

Awesome - well made and well acted. Queen Victoria was quite an amazing woman, and to see how it all got started was pretty fascinating. The love story between her and Prince Albert is very sweet, they were a true love match, which was rare for a woman in her situation back then. I would definitely CHECK IT OUT - I loved it!

Coco Before Chanel

Netflix called this a "lively biopic," which I didn't really find accurate. Lively is not the word to describe a total snooze-fest. I was expecting to have a deeper respect for Coco Chanel and her fashion, but instead, I found her representation in this film cold, annoying, and totally un-interesting. Totally boring. I'd say PASS.

There Will Be Blood

This movie was very well made... but pretty boring. A movie about the pursuit of oil didn't sound too interesting to me to begin with, but it was up for so many awards a few years ago that it was on my must see list. It was boring. And it didn't change my life or anything, I just kinda shrugged and thought "Um... okay" when it was over. Haven't thought about it since. And that's that. I'd say PASS.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Iron Man 2

Okay, this sequel is not as good as the first one. However, the original Iron Man was GREAT, so it had some big shoes to fill. Still, this one is worth watching! Lots of cool action scenes, lots of funny Tony Stark, and lots of cool technology. I'd say CHECK IT OUT! Go into it with an open mind, not expecting it to be just like the first one, and you won't be disappointed.

PS - I saw this movie at the Tinseltown in Pflugerville, that has the new XD Theater! It had a HUGE floor-to-ceiling HD screen, and plush seats. It was only a few dollars more for the ticket, which was totally worth it for an action movie such as this.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

I feel like I should preface this with the fact that I've never seen the old version of this movie. However, I doubt it's really necessary. For this one, it's nothing more than what you would totally expect: love-sick teenagers, scary Freddy Kreuger, unexplained plot details (exactly HOW does he torment them only in their dreams???), secrets from years past, lots of BOO! moments, etc, etc. It was pretty much a cheese-fest, but if you're into these Horror/Cheesy movies, this is right up your alley. Otherwise, I'd say PASS.

2 Old Must-see's - "JFK" and "Wall Street"


This movie is really interesting for anyone interested in this story (and really, who isn't?!) It moves really fast, so fast that sometimes I was confused about what was going on. But the overall message is informative and thought-provoking. I did take most of it with a grain of salt, but alot of it is based on solid facts that made me question the entire thing as well. I'd say - CHECK IT OUT!

"Wall Street"

I've heard alot about this movie, and it didn't disappoint. It's totally 80's, but it was still obviously ahead of it's time a little bit. The story was good, and can still resonate today with all of the economic trouble America has been in lately. There is a sequel to this movie coming out sometime soon, and I will definitely see it. I'd say CHECK IT OUT, it's one of those 80's movies everyone needs to see. (Coincidentally, both of these movies are directed by Oliver Stone, he makes good movies!!!)