Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm still alive!

I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here.  I know it has been a while since my last review, but I have been busy graduating, getting ready for my wedding, and other random stuff.  I have, though, watched quite a few movies (Year One, The Princess and the Frog, Kick-Ass, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Lake House, Speed, The Other Guys, and a few more) and I'm ready to review them.  Soon.  Until then, give me some of your opinions on the list in the comments.  Reviews soon!


  1. I liked princess and the frog. For what it was. It was nice to see some hand drawn Disney back, and a few of the music numbers were kinda catchy. It had an interesting story and lovable characters. However, I think movies like Princess and the Frog no longer can really keep a fan base with today's kids, and that's one of the reasons it didn't do as well. However I still enjoyed it, and strongly recommend it to people fans of animated Disney movies, specifically from the late 80s/early 90s :)

    Kick-Ass was too violent for my taste, but for what it was, a live action comic book, I believe it succeeded-some of the action shots were quite mesmerizing. I thought it was a little too uneven sometimes, sometimes too much humor and sometimes too dark. However, the style and the basic story kept me interested to the very end, and despite her sailor mouth, the young girl was my favorite character, and surprisingly complex at moments. I think it would be a fun alternative for people who like super hero movies in general, but don't mind a lot of violence and language :)

    The Lake House was okay. When I heard the concept I was truly excited for it, but when I saw it, I felt not completely satisfied. The house itself was a beautiful creation, at the very least, but the actual story didn't catch me off guard and I viewed predictable, making a certain revelation not as interesting for me. Sandra Bullock I felt gave a good performance, and Keanu was charming enough, but it was overall too sad, too "romantic", too dramatic the entire movie. There was very little humor or comedy, which I felt mislead by because of the trailer. Either way, it is worth renting at the very least. Another title that is similar that I preferred was Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve (aka Superman). A man is enchanted by a portrait of a woman and travels back in time to meet her and falls in love. Very interesting movie, and about par with Lake House but I liked it more from what I recall :)

    Sorry I rambled on Jimmy-Hope summer is going well!

  2. Thanks!  I will write some reviews soon (hopefully)