Friday, November 21, 2008

Hello & Welcome to Moviephone...

I love movies...

My mom used to work for United Artist & MGM so I got to see LOTS of movies growing up and had tons of movie memorabilia. Had I known Ebay was in my future, I would have held on to everything and would now be spending my time traveling back and forth between my summer and winter vacation homes.

Super disappointed in the new Bond movie. Daniel Craig is easy on the eyes but even that was not enough to keep me awake...I fell asleep in the movie. Granted, we saw the "late show" at 8:45 (can't tell you the last time I've seen something other than a matinee) but I'm a night owl and always up until midnight at least. It just was Boring...

What happened to the great action scenes? To the GADGETS? I know there weren't any gadgets in the original books but we have grown up watching super cool James Bond and all of his techy-gadgety things. That was the fun part of the movie. There was no witty dialog, no sexual innuendo... no cheesy Bond is supposed to be cheesy. What is it that they are going for with this new generation of Bond? It's not really action, not really spy, not a comedy or romance. Just kind of blah.

I'm bummed because I waited too long to pre-purchase my ticket to Twilight to go with the ladies tonight and it's sold out!!! I know... the books were written for teenagers but I am one of the millions of adult fans that have been swept up with Bella and Edward mania. I'm SO totally going to Forks after I see the movie to scope everything out. It has been a long time since I've read a series so quickly. I sitll haven't even made it all the way through the Harry Potter series. Each time a movie comes out, I start to read the next book but usually lose interest about 2/3 of the way in.

Serendipitous girl gave me the Twilight book to read in France and I read it in 2 days. I was dying to read the third so bought it at Heathrow airport for the flight home. Of course, I HAD to know how it all ended in book 4. I tried to be good and wait for it to come in at the library but the suspense was killing me so, after waiting a week to hear from the library, I bought it. My nieces can borrow them now. Then I finally got around to book 1 and it was equally good even reading it out of order. I'm excited to hear the movie has gotten good reviews and fans of the book like it.

So, the holiday movie season is taking off and it looks to be pretty decent. Here's what else I'm looking forward to:

Australia - Hugh Jackman, lots of good Aussie actors and epic WWII love story. What's not to like?

Four Chirstmases-This looks hysterical and is not going to be your typical holiday feel-good movie. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star together. Interesting combination...

Transporter 3- I love action movies and the Transporter series has not diappointed.

Frost/Nixon - About Robert Frost's interviews with Nixon post watergate. Lots of Oscar buzz with this one.

The Day the Earth Stood Still - Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and John Cleese in a dramatic role? Should be an interesting mix. Sci-fi seems to work for the dude.

Seven Pounds- Will Smith is back with the director of Pursuit of Happyness so you know it's going to be good. The storyline is similar to My Name is Earl but not so funny. Could be Oscar contender.

Bedtime Stories- Opens Chirstmas day iwth Adam Sandler. Love the concept of this movie and looks like totally cute family movie for Chirstmas day.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Also opens Chirstmas day. Seems like this one has been in the works forever. Brad Pitt as an 80 year old? I have always thought that life should be lived backwards.

Marley & Me - About a couple, Jennifer Aniston & Owen Wilson, and their dog Marley. Why do I torture myself with these animal movies? You know the damn dog is going to die... why...why?

Revolutionary Road - Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited in this film about an uhhappily married couple. Oh, come on... could it be that bad to be married to Leo? I think I could be very happy living unhappily with Leo...

Valkyrie- On the fence about this one. I want Tom (Cruise) to do well and want this movie to be good. I find his performances are always just slightly over the top though (except for in Cocktail - love that movie! :o) and there is something about his voice that I can't quite get past. I haven't heard enough in the previews to hear if he is even attempting a German accent so will have to wait and see. Will he have me at guten tag?


(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Good choices! Can't wait to see Twilight with you next weekend! xoxo

Big Hair Envy said...

OMG!! I can't wait to see "Twilight"!!! May I go with you and SSG??

Despite being ridiculed by my daughter's 17 y.o. boyfriend, I am PROUD to say that the book was one of my all time faves:)

Predo said...

SSG gave me book 1 to read, and I too feel quickly! I loved them. Now, the movie might not be as good as the books, but are the ever?