Saturday, March 10, 2012

Movie Reviews (from Kim)

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve rented from iTunes the following movies:

Midnight in Paris

The Ides of March

Crazy Stupid Love

The Rum Diary

Horrible Bosses

The Tree of Life

I have fallen asleep during all but one.  Here are my reviews of the movies.

Midnight in Paris – we rented this because it was nominated for an Oscar.  I thought it was OK but Aaron didn’t care for it.  The story line is very far-fetched but the views of Paris and the fashion made me give it a 2 out of 5.  I fell asleep for about 5 minutes at the end. 
The Ides of March – I also fell asleep during this movie because it was so late, not that it was dull.  This story has a bit of Bill Clinton/John Edwards reality to it that makes it very believable while also giving a campaign/political portrayal that is probably more accurate than most people want to acknowledge.  I give this 4 out of 5.

Crazy Stupid Love – this has been out for a while but we hadn’t seen it until now.  Aaron did not like this at all but I thought it was ok.  Kind of a chick flick but stars 2 guys.  I did NOT fall asleep during this one.  I give it 3 out of 5.

The Rum Diary – also out for a while.  I thought this would be a look at life in 1950’s Puerto Rico but it was more a story of rum, the mob and hallucinogens than anything else.  Pretty disjointed but had some funny parts.  I fell asleep during this for about 20 minutes and when I awoke Aaron said, “You missed a major part,” but then couldn’t tell me what it was.  I give this a 2 out of 5 because Giovanni Ribisi creeped me out too much.
Horrible Bosses – should have been called Horrible Movie.  It tried to be funny by using crude language and situations that were anything but funny.  Jennifer Aniston should fire her agent who talked her into this movie.  I fell asleep about an hour in and never woke up again.  I give this a 0 out of 5.

The Tree of Life – the previews of this movie looked really good and if we had read the reviews we would have thought it was a great movie.  However, I think I would actually have a root canal before watching this again.  Apparently, the main guy behind the movie (director, writer, or something) is one of these ‘artsy geniuses’ that only movie critics love and refuse to look at the movie like the general public but only want to shower adoration on the guy.  The movie started off ok, but about 20 minutes in, we were treated to what was initially some light show/psychedelic thing but after 15 minutes (YES 15 minutes of this) when the dinosaurs (really!) appeared, we realized was his way of sharing his Big Bang theory (i.e. God doesn’t exist).  We should have known right there what we were in for.  The movie then continued for another 5 minutes or so of this artistic stuff before continuing on with ‘the story.’    Periodically throughout the movie, more of this artistic stuff appeared that apparently we aren’t cool enough to figure out.  I also fell asleep during this movie for a few minutes.  I give this a 1 out of 5 because there was some cool 1950’s stuff in the house that I Iiked.
I guess the only bright spot to this is that we haven’t wasted our $$ going to the theatre to watch any of this, but rented it instead. 

On another note – Amazon Prime does not allow us to rent movies because we are in another country.  Very disappointing!

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to find a good movie anymore!!!