Blade Runner: The Final Cut 1982 (w/Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah) – 4 stars. This used to be higher up for me but I really can’t take certain violence in films at all anymore and I can’t take nudity either. This has language as well but thankfully this version cut out the worst of the language (there are three versions of the film and we own them all and this one just came out not long ago and we had to see it becuase Blade Runner is Rob’s favourite movie ever and his favourite author Philip K. Dick wrote it and he read the book in which it was based off of). Basically it is about a race of androids that were made for slave labour but ended up getting “retired” or executed because they were killing people, etc. So here we have the different androids (called Nexus 6) that are being hunted down by Harrison Ford’s character.
Movies are rated on a scale of 1-5 stars. Anything over 3 stars is very worth it and is in bold.
I’m pretty harsh with my ratings, but this post has a lot of high ratings!!
Bringing Up Baby 1938 (w/ Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant) – 3 stars – Very funny. I really have a hard time with Katharine Hepburn movies. She annoys me, and even more so in this film because she plays a fun but chaos-infested character that pulls Cary Grant’s character into her chaos no matter how often he tries to get away from her.
Teen Witch 1989 (w/ Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier) – 2 stars – This movie screamed cheeseball 80s flick as soon as you see the opening credits! The rap fight off made me laugh the most. Oh man. Robyn Lively however I find to be adorable in the film. This really isn’t worth it unless you are like me who actually loves to just watch 80s movies whether bad or good.
Flakes 2007 (w/ Aaron Stanford, Zooey Deschanel) – 2.75 stars – a lot of language and a tiny bit of drug use. It is about a guy who manages an indie cereal eating restraunt/bar and his girlfriend badgers him to live his musician dreams all while things occur with his job due to a guy across the street who opens a cereal place as well.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (w/Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner) – 4.25 stars – I saw this in theatres so this has already recently been put in my suggestions so I’ll just leave it at the fact that it was my favourite from the book series and that they did a great job on taking the book and putting it to film because the first one was awfully done.
That’s Adequate 1986 (w/ Tony Randall, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Dey, more) – 0.5 star – OUCH. That’s how bad it was. . not even a full star. It was my 57th RDJ film I’ve seen. It was a boring movie that was a fake documentary comedy. Very unnecessary content. Not funny at all.
Failure To Launch 2006 (w/ Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel) – 3 stars – A woman works to build self esteem in men who still live with their parents. She doesn’t fall in love with clients ever! Her roomate is out to destroy a Mockingbird (best part of movie). I don’t like the language and sexual content in this.
The Go-Getter 2007 (w/ Lou Taylor Pucchi, Jena Malone, Zooey Deschanel) – 0.5 stars – I didn’t finish this movie. I turned it off because it was already so boring and then there was a graphic sexual scene involving drugs and ms. Malone that I turned it off pretty much as soon as the scene started (I usually skip scenes like that, but instead I was just annoyed at the movie). no thanks.
The Stratton Story 1949 (w/ James Stewart [my favourite], June Allyson) – 4 stars – Based on the true story of Monty Stratton (baseball pitcher for the White Sox) and how he loved baseball so much even when a tragic accident strikes his life and career. Really wonderful and heartfelt!!
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (w/ voices George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray) – 4 stars – I recently read the book by Roald Dahl (I’m sure you could tell I’m a huge fan of his and have read many of his books and have been reading them all to my sons now) because I wanted to see the movie when it came out in theatres. Unfortunately I never got to see it in theatres and netflix sent it to me on the DVD release date (it was on the top of my que for a couple weeks). It is really well done with how they animated it. I love it. It reminds me of watching the old Wind in the Willows T.V. show from the 80s. There was no language but instead of swearing they used the word “Cuss” throughout it. . that was odd to me because they didn’t need to do that. So for instance: “what the cuss!”, “the cuss you are!”, “Are you cussing me?”, “You little cuss!”. There were a lot of “cuss” words. The storyline was changed but they did a good job of making it more interesting this way. Leto loved this movie. It is rated PG because of all the “cuss” words and one of the farmers smokes a lot of cigarettes. anyway the music was amazing in this too!!! I loved it.
Little Shop of Horrors 1960 (w/ Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph) – 2 stars – What in the world was that?? I loved one scene with tires and how the lighting was, etc. But really this was super weird. Just listening to the quotes in this movie was so weird. Rob now says the last line of the movie to me all the time. I always thought the musical version was corny, but this was even cornier!
Stormy Weather 1943 (w/ Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Lena Horne) – 3 stars – A couple weeks ago I mentioned how much I love Bill Robinson’s dancing. This movie is filled with dancing and singing and amazing hairstyles! It was a happy story all around.
She Done Him Wrong 1933 (w/ Mae West, Cary Grant) – 2.5 stars – It was a bit interesting at times. It was nominated even for best picture. I am sure you are getting tired of all the Cary Grant movies in my lists, but he’s been quickly growing to the top of my favourite actors list so I’ve been reviewing all his movies. He was really young in this one. The story overall was pretty much focused on a cabaret girl and all the men that adore her. I sadly couldn’t get into the movie.
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 (w/ Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters) – 3.25 stars – I HATE the anime and always did because I was watching so many lesser known in the U.S. anime while it was airing and the show was always confusing and lame for me (I used to be an obsessed Otaku). However, despite the bad reviews the movie received, it was very good (other than all the cleavage far too purposefully shown). Rob liked it more than me so I rated it a little higher for his sake. There was a lot of action in it too.
Music I’ve been listening to lately
Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man” (I liked their live self-censored version better which I linked)
Dr. Dog – Toothbrush album
The Runaways – Self Titled [album], Waiting For the Night [album], Little Lost Girls [album], Flaming Schoolgirls [album], Queens of Noise [album]
Mutemath – Armistice [album]
She & Him – Volume Two [album]
The Almost – Monster Monster [album]
#1 song that gets stuck in my head this week goes to:
The Almost – “Hands”