Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Twas movie night y'all!
It was movie night last night so the Mr swung by the video store and we got our flick on. (Why did that sound dirty?)
I suppose a dirty inference is in order due to one of the movies we watched. Out of sheer curiosity, we rented Lovelace and out of sheer need for stupid comedy, we rented Grown Ups 2 .
I find it interesting that when Lohan was going to play the lead in Lovelace that there's likely no way I would've watched that train wreck. But when Amanda Seyfried signed on, I wanted to see it. Any time I really like an actor, I tend to follow their career regardless of whether or not I like the show. I liked her and Ginnifer Goodwin in Big Love so I begrudgingly watch Once Upon a Time when I remember and I'll watch anything Amanda is in. I did my research on the life of the real Linda Lovelace because I wanted to be able to separate fact from Hollywood fiction. I mean I didn't go rent a bunch of her movies or anything though we did see the infamous one and laughed our asses off. I don't know how anyone could get turned on by that farce but I digress. Actually, it would be helpful to have seen it because you think they're taking ridiculous liberties with the dialogue and if you've seen it, you know it's as stupid as the words you're hearing. Oy. It's a sad movie, I mean it's not going to be a comedy. It's about this woman's life and things that she had to do just to survive. The cast were all really amazing (lots of decent names signed on...Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Chris Noth, James Franco, etc) and while I wouldn't say it's some feel good movie but if you're curious, give it a rent. It makes you want to remember her as an opponent of domestic violence and feminine empowerment and not what this guy made her do.
One thing I love about renting movies on indie labels is the previews. I get to see previews for movies I wouldn't otherwise hear of. Now on my radar is Cutie and the Boxer and 20 Feet from Stardom which I forgot about but The Voice viewers will remember Judith Hill. Neither are out yet but when they do come out, you can bet I'll be watching them!
Then it was on to Grown Ups 2. We thought the original was decent so thought we'd go for the second one. I used to be a King of Queens fan early on until the Dad and the wife got on my nerves too bad to bear watching but Kevin James has really grown as a comedian since that show ended. So I tend to rent stuff he's in just because I know there's a good likelihood it'll be good. (Like I watched Here Comes the Boom on Starz for free because I was bored one day. Whilst the title is lame as hell, that is actually a great movie. Really inspiring and funny so a big time...rent it from moi!) Anyhoo, back to GU2. When it starts off with an intruder in the form of a pissing CG deer, you don't have high hopes. Basically, it's an Adam Sandler movie where he invites all of his friends to be in it to make something similar to what my best friend and I made in 8th grade. If you like that kind of schtick, you'll love this movie. We did have some laugh out loud moments and the 80's stuff, J. Geils Band cameo and Steve Austin is worth a peep. But it was coupled with too many lame/WTF moments for me to say we liked it. I'll put it to you this way...the Mr went up to use the lavatory and when he came down and saw it was paused he said "oh God, now what" and when it was over, he slapped his forehead and shook his head. So take that for what it's worth.
Have you seen any good movies lately? Any you're looking forward to?
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