Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The rare two thumbs up
Last night was an exciting double feature movie night. Oh yeah baby! October has actually been a good renting month after a really dry summer. Last week we rented The Heat (which if you know of my disdain for Melissa what's her face it will come as no surprise that we hated it) and The Croods and we really liked it! It was kind of a joke that we rented it because when we were in Traverse City, the State Theater was playing it on the weekend and I remembered we said it looked good in previews but the Mr denied it. So every time we walked past it, I would look at the movie poster and we'd laugh. But I'm glad we actually did rent it because it was original, cute and you don't need kids to like this animated flick. So thumbs up on that one.
Let's get to last night's rents. We had a rare two thumbs up double feature.
The Internship with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. If you saw Wedding Crashers, think the same chemistry and honestly, the same bullshit spewing from Vince's mouth so if you can tolerate that, you'll be good to go. If you're in your late 30's or above, it'll make you want to go punch some college students for the first two thirds of the movie, so there's that. It's pretty much one big Google commercial but it's a good concept and good laughs from beginning to end.
The Way, Way Back. This is one that we feared we might be trailer duped on. It's one of those independent deals with big names attached and that sometimes spells disaster for us. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell and Maya Rudolph. All I can say is...rent it!!! SOOOOO good! We were so pleasantly surprised by this one. It has some great throwbacks to 80's summers and that feeling of the awkward kid trying to cut their own path in life. Liam James was perfect as Duncan and Carell was the perfect douchebag...kind of a nice twist from the characters he usually plays.
Rented any good movies lately?
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