I am just a little bit late on getting this review up on the site, but it has been a crazy few past weeks at the office. Better late than never, and hey, it is probably still playing at some of the theaters. So the movie is Water for Elephants. The stars are Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Yeah, in case you are wondering, it is not really my kind of movie, but I did go see it with my wife. And when I say it is not really my kind of movie, well, that is really saying if it were on during a Saturday afternoon while I was working on something else I might have it on as a background kind of thing. Enough of that, I will get on with the quick little review here. Do be careful, there may be a spoiler or two in the following, so read at your own risk.
I watched the now Academy Award Winning picture Black Swan a couple of weeks back with my wife at the day old releases movie theater. I have kind of put off doing this review as I am still trying to come to conclusions on just how I felt about it. After some thought I have decided that it must, almost as if by default, be considered decent or maybe even good if it is something that has had me thinking this much trying to decide just where I stand on it. That being said though, I will still note that there was a little something that I found disturbing about the movie that I can not seem to really finger.
The wife and I went to see social network the movie earlier this evening. It was quite an enjoyable movie. It is unfortunately only going to be playing for a very short amount of time in the theaters, as it is already starting to be available on DVD/Blu-Ray and will be available on pay per view very soon. Of course I saw it at the dollar theatre and definitely thought it was worth the price of admission. If you have an opportunity to see it in any of these medians I would highly recommend it but only if you are ‘geeky’ by myself.
It is with some interest that I note I watched Julia & Julie this moving this morning with my other half. It was kind of odd thing and to be honest I was skeptical, having seen it on once before and having only watched about three minutes before deciding it was clearly not the movie for me and moving on to something else. However, in retrospect I think I may have erred a bit soon with my hasty judgement. If, on my previous aborted attempt to watch Julia & Julie, I had stuck it out about two more minutes I would have known the movie was actually based on and about a blogging experience. I have to admit, even this time, I was heading out of the room when I was pulled back in about the conversation of writing, blogging, and what subject to use brought me right back
There are six movies that have recently come out that I think should be on just about anyone’s list of have to see movies (it started as eight – but that is why I am making a list) I had been keeping a running list in my head of what they are, but have in the process let one of the titles slip out of my head. I have also managed to let two of these movies completely finish their run without having caught them at the theater, though I personally do not think they are the kind of movie that will suffer much from being seen on the less expensive small screen in the living room. Anyway, that all being considered, I thought I should make a few quick notes of the titles. I thought it would give me a perfect opportunity to speculate and comment as to why I think they are such need to see films.
Back when it came out at the theater I caught this movie with my wife. Despite it being Miley Cyrus playing a leading role the movie is pretty good, largely because it has a good story.