Last night I was lucky enough to go to Breaking Dawn with some friends instead of alone, which was looking entirely possible with the stubborn refusal of my husband to go with me for this one. After Jacob ripped his shirt off in Eclipse and declared he was hot, I think he was done with Twilight forever. Which makes it a good thing that he didn’t go to Breaking Dawn because Jacob Black set an all time record here, ripping his shirt off in the first 2 minutes of the movie.
‘Orphan’ a Detriment to Russian Adoptions
Having recently subscribed to HBO and Showtime to watch Game of Thrones, I taped the movie Orphan one day out of curiosity.
It took me a while to get to it, as I knew it was an evil child movie and I tend to find those boring and outdone, especially after I’d just watched the terrible Case 39. Really, that was an awful, awful movie.
‘Case 39’: Something Borrowed, Nothing New
One of the downsides of Redbox is that with DVD rentals being so dirt cheap, you kind of feel obligated to rent something once you start browsing. After all, it’s only a dollar, right? What doesn’t get taken into account is the time you waste when you rent a real stinker of a movie. Such was the case with Case 39, which started out with potential, but eventually became your standard movie about an evil but innocent looking kid. Wildly original!
Sucker Punch Falls Short of Knockout
Mr. Pikko rarely asks to see a movie, so when he requested we actually go see Sucker Punch in IMAX, it really says something about the movie’s marketing. Not that I needed persuasion, as the movie looked like it had a fascinating premise, scads of eye candy, and actually starred an actress I’m quite fond of: Emily Browning.
The only other movie I’ve seen her in is Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Gnomeo and Juliet: A Cute Adaptation
Anyone who’s known me since high school knows that I used to have a rather unhealthy obsession with Romeo and Juliet, particularly Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, though I was also a big Shakespeare fan in general, calling Julius Caesar my favorite play for several years. When I first saw this trailer, of course I had to groan because of the pun in the title and the obviously goofy subject matter of gnomes in general, but the kids had cleaned up the house on Saturday and rain prevented us from doing something outdoors.