Sunday, June 13, 2010
Finally saw this movie on Blu-Ray thanks to Brian. I really liked it! I really wasn't expecting the end to be that great, but I liked how it ended! It also wasn't quite as dirty as a lot of similar movies that have come out in the past couple years. The cast is great and Zach Galifianakis is so randomly funny, you can't help but laugh. I would definitely watch this again. It's a fun feel good movie that shows even with marriage in the picture you can still have fun!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
So we got this from the Red Box thinking it was a comedy. Not so much.. This movie was basically about a day in the life of a stay at home mommy in the city, but a lot more realistic than most movies portray these type of mothers. I liked how it showed the exhaustion and craziness that most mother's deal with and the fact that they get little time to do stuff for themselves. If you are looking for more of a dramady, then this movie would be great for you to watch! Not sure if it is something I would necessarily want to watch again though.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I have been waiting to see this movie since it was such a sensation with awards and what not. I must say that the graphics were amazing; it was so lifelike! It was also a little long for my taste, but overall I liked it. I felt that it kind of followed the story of Pocahontas and Fern Gully both, but looking back it was A LOT like Fern Gully but with less music and more violence. Comparing the two: Fern Gully was about a magical forest that a little fairy (native) was trying to protect when man was coming to destroy it. Fern Gully had a normal human thrown into a position where he was also a part of the forest but also tied to with what man's plan for the forest was. Fern Gully also had the main man love interest falling in love with the girl and the forest and putting his own life at risk to protect the girl and the forest. See?? Weird, huh? Well, fortunately for Avatar, I loved Fern Gully, so I also liked Avatar. If you just watched Avatar I suggest you go back and watch Fern Gully!
Friday, May 14, 2010
So this is a pretty predictable movie. I knew going into the movie that it was going to be about a man who travels through time and falls in love with a woman who cannot. I also figured at some point the time traveler would die and this is why I was I was putting off watching this movie. I KNEW it would be sad..well..after watching the movie there is not much that changes. Exactly what I thought would happen. There was one addition to the family..err, uh..movie that I wasn't expecting. Overall the movie was definitely what its title suggests..the story of the life of a time traveler's wife. I felt it was more told from how the wife had to deal with things. I do wish that we could have seen more from the actual time traveler's life, but I guess that could be a whole other movie.
Anyway..if you are looking for a sappy movie that you want to get into and just cry, this is it! I probably wouldn't watch it again even though I adore Rachel McAdams!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This was one of the last movies Brittany Murphy did before her death in Dec 2009. I had added this to my netflix and Brian saw it when we were picking out movies and thought it would be funny. Within the first 5 minutes he was ready to turn it off, but I insisted we keep it on.
The story follows a girl, Abby, who followed her boyfriend to Tokyo. He ends up moving away from her and not returning her calls. She is working in an office in a job she hates and after her boyfriend leaves stumbles into a Ramen shop crying. The couple that owns it thinks she is crazy and speaks little to no English. She keeps coming back and tries to help and decides she wants to learn the art of Ramen. The chef/owner of the shop decides to take her in, but is known as a 'tyrant'. No one thinks she will last, but when she does they grow to love her. Along the way she meets a Japanese/Korean man who she falls in love with, but eventually has to leave for business (similar to the first guy) only this time he really wants her to come. She can't leave her training and dedication to the shop and the owners she is growing to love, so she is forced to say good bye. You can tell how much she loves the boy, and how much he doesn't want to leave her, but business calls and that is what is expected of him. Abby is sad, but continues work in the ramen shop. The owner stresses spirit and takes her to visit his mother to see what she is lacking. It all comes back to her spirit and cooking with her heart and not her head. The owner puts all his cards on the table when he tells his competition that if she doesn't receive the Grand Master's blessing he will quit. When the Grand Master comes to taste the ramen, he says Abby's is good, but still needs more time. Everyone is crushed. The owner has a heart to heart with Abby about how if you have no successor in your work, your life is worthless. He tells of his son that didn't want to learn the ways of the ramen (who he hasn't spoke with in 5 years) and went off to France to learn to cook French food. He ends up asking Abby to be his successor. The old tyrant has a heart. Abby packs up and is about to leave, but must visit the festival first. She doesn't want to miss saying goodbye to the owner, who sends one of his lanterns with her as she is paraded around on a special float. There is a touching moment.
The movie ends with Abby having her own shop, probably somewhere in America, and the boy she fell in love with coming in and telling her he left his job for his real passion, music. The movie ends with a make out scene in her shop.
Ok, so the movie sounds cliche possibly? Be prepared for lots of subtitles and subtle humor. I fell in love with this movie and you should too!