Monday, November 15, 2004

Weekend Movie Update, and three days to go...

Well, we saw three movies this weekend, and I don't know that I should recommend any of them to you. We saw "After The Sunset," "Lost in Translation," and "Love Actually." The first one we saw in the theaters, and I'm glad we saw a matinee. It was okay, but not quite the heist movie I was hoping for. If you're going in hopes to see Salma Hayek naked - don't get your hopes up. As my friend Jeff put it, it's PG-13, so you get to see someone else see her naked. Anyway, the movie was alright. It seemed like they wanted to do a heist movie and a chic flick all together. It didn't work. It had it's funny points, but I assure you - you should wait to see it on TBS.

Lost in Translation was something I had wanted to see since Bill Murry was nominated for Best Actor. I've always liked Bill Murray, so I thought this would be good. It's very slow and generally has no purpose. It is funny on occasions, but again nothing worth watching if you have to pay for it. It wasn't bad, but it isn't something I'm rushing out to buy. I was down between this and "Emanuelle's Lost in Space" and this won. Okay, I'm kidding. I wasn't going to rent a soft porn movie, but it was in the action section at Blockbuster so it caught my eye. I have a feeling I would have expected less from that one and probably been less disappointed.

When I say we watched "Love Actually" I mean that I took one for the team. I used my last two free video coupons from Blockbuster and agreed to rent a chic flick. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, so I can't really complain. You can certainly tell that a British person wrote and directed it because they portray the American President as a strong-armed womanizing bully. Outside of that, the story was a good one to follow and most girls will enjoy the movie and all guys are taking one for the team, because the movie stars Hugh Grant. Chic flicks I can do, Hugh Grant sucks.

Three days to go until I get my own garage bay. We've both been parking out side because our stupid garage doesn't work, and our boob of a landlord won't fix it for us. It's frosting over as of late, and both our windsheilds were frozen over. So, not only did I oversleep, I had to drive only being able to see out a tiny hole in the front window after it refroze. The hood was still frozen when I got to work, and the front windsheild finally defrosted. So, three more days and we're done here. I think I should leave a note that says "this place is a dump" and tack it to the wall so the next people know they shouldn't rent it. More later....


Ha, Lost in Translation..that movie was only popular because critics like to pretend they like movies by people like Sofia Coppola. I wouldn't say it was the worst movie I saw this year, but like you said, it has no real purpose. Does two people staying in a hotel really count as a plot? I mean, if it was happening to you in real life it would even be kind of boring....watching it isn't any better.

I haven't seen Love Actually yet. I heard it was too many mini plots going on in one movie. Maybe I'll rent it now...Hugh Grant isn't one of my favorites, but I did like Bridget Jones and Mickey Blue Eyes.
posted by Blogger Chas at 8:37 PM  
Actually, it's not too bad. Everybody ties in somehow, so it's almost like a British Love Story version of "It's a Small World."
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:54 AM  

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