This is why I shouldn't have off for a week with no plans while Blockbuster's running their "Unlimited rentals for a week for $10" program.
Here's the list of what I saw:The Code
- 3.5/4. Two thieves combine forces to steal two Faberge eggs. Admittedly, a big part of the draw was seeing Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman working together - and they definitely didn't disappoint. I do highly recommend this movie.Hide
- 3/4. A man just sprung from jail believes his loved ones are being targeted to pay for what he's done. I'll admit the main (okay, the only) draw for me to this movie was that Christian Kane plays the main character, since I'm not a fan of the horror/thriller genre. But, aside from a bit of a confusing timeline at the end, it was a solid, well-done film.The House Bunny
- 2/4. A Playboy Bunny gets kicked out of the Mansion and becomes housemother to a sorority on the verge of getting disbanded. It was cute, but rather cliched. (And is it bad that I think Sorority Boys
did it better?) Though, I will admit that I think Anna Ferris deserves all the positive reviews she got for her performance.Knowing
- 3/4. A list of numbers placed in a 1959 time capsule predict future catastrophies. Okay, I'll admit, the end of the movie was cheesy. But overall, it was a good movie. (And like it was mentioned in a conversation I had the other day - who'd've ever thought Nicholas Cage would be an action movie star?)Milk
- 3.5/4. Unless you've been living under a rock, it's probably not news that this movie is about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay public official. I really liked this movie a lot and I think everyone did a great job with it. I also highly recommend that everyone sees it.Push
- 2.75/4. Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
I thought the story line was original and that overall, it was well-done, but I didn't feel much of a connection to any of the characters.The Ramen Girl
- 2.75/4. A jilted young American woman in Tokyo decides to take a risk and learn how to cook ramen from a nearby chef, despite a language barrier, and in the process learns about herself. So this may not be completely orginal for a film in its genre, but it's still fun.Valkyrie
- 3/4. This movie is about the German conspiracy to take out Adolf Hitler. I thought this movie was very well done and it's definitely an interesting subject, since it's not something that's mentioned very often.Yes Man
- 3/4. This movie is about a man who agrees to say yes to everything, with interesting consequences. I wasn't completely sure if I'd like it, since it's a Jim Carrey movie, but the fact that it's based on a true story is what made me get it. And I did like it. It's a nice mix between his comedic and dramatic films.
And some movies I've seen before, but decided to see again:Enchanted
- 4/4. I still think it's rather cute and adorable. (And I still think Edward and Nancy got shafted.)Hot Fuzz
- 4/4. I don't think I'm ever not going to find this movie not funny and lots of fun. I will admit, libralyte
had to drag me to see it in the theatre when it was new, but I'm really glad she did.Stardust
- 4/4. I had actually taken this over to my friend Heather's house, at her suggestion since she hadn't seen it yet. I still loved it for the who-knows-how-many-timeth and she loved it too.