Saturday, October 8, 2011

50/50

50/50
The Grand Theater
Excellent (Again very close to Superior)

If the first hour of the movie was as good as the last hour then no question this was a superior performance. Joseph-Gorden Levitt (although he has too many names) had an incredible scene towards the end of the movie, and Seth Rogan was great as well. The problem was the movie wasn't as funny as it was supposed to be. I know that sounds terrible when you're talking about a cancer movie, but it was billed as a Drama-Comedy. All the best jokes were given away in the previews and although that certainly didn't sink the ship or lessen the impact of the performances or the story, it did promise something that didn't deliver. In this case the preview ruined the movie because of promises it didn't keep. However if it wasn't for the preview I probably wouldn't have seen it anyway. So what do you do?

Cool that it was based on a true story...I wonder if he lives! (he-he) (Watch the trailer above to find out why that's funny.)

The Ides of March

The Ides of March
The Grand Theater
Interesting

That's what this movie was. Interesting, but a little unemotional. It was an interesting intelectual story. It was sort of a what-if sort of story. Very believable, yet not all that remarkable. If you like political dramas you'll find it interesting. If you don't care about politics then you propbably won't find much that thrills you.

The Lion King 3-D

The Lion King 3-D
The Grand Theater
Excellent

Yes it's nothing but a money making scheme by Disney. Wow did it work, it's made millions of dollars again! The 3-D was nothing special. The best part was taking thekids and they loved it. To see a classic on the big screen again was awesome, I wish they'd do this sort of thing more!

The Help

The Help
The Grand Theater
Excellent

Hey, there's nothing bad to say about this movie. I liked it and Becky loved it. She loved it enough to see it twice so that's saying something right there. For me, it was a great movie but once was enough. Take your mom or that new girl you're trying to impress!