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Movie Reviews

I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately so I thought I would share my thoughts on some of them. For full disclosure I don’t see all of these movies in theaters. The internet is a great thing, that’s all I will say about that. I’m going to rate my movies just like the school rating system – A for the best and F for fail!

The Woman in Black – My Rating: B-

Ken and I seen this movie on a recent date night. It was one of the better scary movies that I’ve seen in quite some time. The movie is about a lawyer (played by the Harry Potter dude – Daniel Radcliffe) who has to work alone in this spooky house going through piles of papers of a deceased client. He starts uncovering clues to all these family secrets all while being spooked by this woman in black. There were several moments where the movie lacked any dialogue and the scenes were just strange and boring. Then 10 minutes later I was jumping out of my seat and totally freaked out. The film was shot to look like a classic horror film and anyone who enjoys a good scary movie will love the movie for the really scary scenes alone.

This Means War – My Rating: A

We usually don’t go to the movies to see romantic comedies because they all tend to be the same (not that I don’t totally love them). But this one was a must see and I am so glad we went to see it on the big screen. Reese Witherspoon is an absolute doll in this movie and if you are like me you want to hate her for being so damn perfect and gorgeous, but you love her. You can’t help it. The plot of the movie isn’t all that deep, just two CIA agents who end up dating the same girl. The movie is hilarious and surprisingly not overly predictable. Chelsea Handler is also in the movie and she is so freaking hilarious, the movie would have not been the same without her. My only complaint is that I wish they would have picked out some better looking guys…like Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds, now that would have made it an A++ movie!

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – My Rating: B

At first I couldn’t get into this movie about this young boy who goes searching for a lock that will open with a key given to him by his father who died in the World Trade Center on September 11th. The story is told through the eyes of the boy which is very heartfelt, but progresses very slowly. It wasn’t until an hour into the movie that I was constantly sniffling from the incredibly touching moments. By the end I was just letting the tears flow. A very emotional movie with a very sentimental message.

 
 
The Grey – My Rating: C

First let’s take a moment to think about the lead actor in this movie – Liam Neeson. I don’t think this guy makes a bad movie. The Grey is about an oil drilling team that is involved in a plane crash while leaving Alaska. Liam plays the character of a sniper that is to protect the men from nature’s dangers, particularly a pack of wolves that are violently intent on devouring each and every one of them. It’s a high adrenaline ride through moments of survival and very dark dreadful moments of realistic fear. Not my typical type of movie, but those who like this genre will enjoy.

 

Last Night – My Rating: B

A seemingly happy married couple have a night away from one another when the husband leaves for a night on business. His co-worker traveling with him is the sexy Eva Mendes and she does all she can to seduce him into bed. The suspecting wife, played by Keira Knightley, runs into an old love and goes through her own temptations and moments of betrayal. It’s a great story about love, trust, and loyalty. It’s not a very original story line, but the emotional journey both of them go through makes for an entertaining flick.

 
 

Movies that are out now that I want to see:
The Descendants
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
One For the Money
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Vow

Coming Soon Movies that I can’t wait to see:
Wanderlust, February 24th
Butter, March 16th
The Hunger Games, March 23rd
The Lucky One, April 20th
Five Year Engagement, April 27th
Marvel’s The Avengers, May 4th
What to Expect When Your Expecting, May 11th
Snow White and the Huntsman, June 1st
Rock of Ages, June 1st
The Amazing Spider-man, July 3rd

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