Monday, March 30, 2009

Movie Review Monday

I know, I know... I missed Fun Photo Friday. In my defense though, Friday was a hectic day. Kadie had school which meant I had to get everyone up and dressed then all off to school. I took a trip to Target to pick up some things I needed (and forgot cat food). Then had to pick Kadie up at 1pm and the other kids at 330pm. After school Sarah and I decided to go take pictures of the kids at the park and she got a few good ones before it started raining. Had to make dinner for the kids when we got back home and then John came home so that Sarah and I could go for drinks and appetizers at Chili's. It was so good. I love their chips and salsa. I had two very strong drinks and a triple shot... I was feeling pretty damn good.

Anyways, on to the movie reviews... just wanted to let you know why I didn't post Fun Photo Friday like I said I would.

Friends TV Series - I watched the entire series in the last couple of weeks (except for season 1, accidentally started on season 2, which I thought was season 4 when I randomly picked one to watch and then decided to just keep watching from there) and I forgot how awesome that show was. If you have never seen it you are missing out. Downright hilarious! My kids watched most episodes with me but they refer to sex a lot, and they say bitch quite a bit... they also say shit once. I love how much they could get away with on that show. You will laugh, you will cry, you will gasp... you will fall in love with Friends for the first time, or all over again.

Traitor - I didn't actually watch this whole thing, I just caught bits and pieces of it... but what I did see was pretty good. When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn. Don Cheadle plays Samir and he plays him extremely well. If you like conspiracy movies, this is a good one to check out.

Be Kind Rewind - Starring Jack Black and Mos Def, this comedy is about a couple of guys that have to replace a whole video store with homemade versions of the movies that were accidentally erased. When the customers actually like the homemade versions they begin selling them at top dollar to keep the video store in business. A feel good movie that reminds us that there are people willing to help and people really do care about each other. It's not that funny and isn't even that great, but not a complete waste of time either.

Snow Buddies - Another installment with the golden retrievers that everyone loves. This time the puppies find themselves in Alaska and become a dog sled team. A great family film that the kids will love. My three middle kids actually sat and watched the entire thing. (Sara was napping and Lexi was at her friend's house).

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - The third installment of the Mummy series starring Brendan Fraser finds the O'Connell family in China battling a Dragon Emperor and his supernatural powers. Rachel Weiss was not in this one which highly disappointed me, but the movie itself was not highly disappointing. I refused to see this in theaters because I knew I wouldn't enjoy it without the original Evie but I still had to see the movie when it came out on DVD. A very good movie that fits in well with the series. If you loved the first two, you will like this one too. If you haven't seen any... go, now... see them!

Stranger than Fiction - I may have already reviewed this, and if I have... sorry. Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an ordinary man working for the IRS that all of a sudden starts hearing a narrator tell "his life story" in his head. Upon learning that the author he is hearing in his head is planning on killing him he has to persuade her to change the ending and stop his imminent death. It's an okay movie. Funny at some parts, just boring at others. That was the second time I saw it, so obviously it wasn't terrible.

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