Sunday, August 8, 2010

Movie Review Time!

Hey there guys and ghouls - I've been busy catching up on my movie viewing and seeing a couple of new releases this weekend.
Friday night, my wife and I cozied up in the Monster cave to enjoy an online viewing of the film "Kick-Ass". An appropriate title as there is alot of violent ass-kicking going on, and over-all, the movie does, indeed Kick-Ass! My wife, who usually doesn't get into the really violent flicks even liked it, even though she felt that it was a little slow at first. The two real stars however, are Nic Cage as Big-Daddy and his daughter Hit-Girl, whose real name escapes me and I'm too lazy to look it up. And no, I still haven't read the comic. An easy for out of five skulls.

Next up is the Steve Carrel and Paul Rudd comedy, "Dinner For Schmucks". I've been wanting to see this since it came out, but it didn't quite live up to the hype for me - it got pretty depressing in parts and I felt that Carrel's bumbling how-can-anyone-really-be-that-stupid act got a bit tiresome at times. My wife loved ti though, and thought it was the best movie we saw this weekend. Two and a half out of five skulls for this one.

Also on Friday, we took the little kids to see the other Steve Carrel flick "Despicable Me", while the big kids watched "Salt" with Angelina Jolie. While I preferred to see "Salt", my wife gave me those sad puppy dog eyes of hers and I ended up seeing Despicible Me. I'm glad I did though, as it was really enjoyable and funny! Plus I loved the cool villain's lairs and rocket cars.
Three out of five skulls on this one.

Lastly was a real surprise; while I was off at a meeting in Auburn, my wife calls and tells me that she is taking my oldest son to see the new Will Ferrell and Mark Walberg flick "The Other Guys", and asked me if I wanted to meet them at the theatre to see it with them. I really wasn't all that inspired by the trailer as it looked like the latest in cinema cliche's - the crappy buddy cop movie. Well slap my ass and call me Shirley - I couldn't have been more wrong! The damn thing was freakin' hilarious from start to finish! And some great action sequences to boot! Also, I had no idea that Sam Jackson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton were even in it! If you go see it, I have only two words for you; SOUP KITCHEN. See there? That's called "hooking you" so that you'll want to see it. Easily my favorite movie of the weekend and a well-earned four and a half out of five skulls.

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