Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Movie night reviews and loyalty bites us in the butt
Last night we had a lot to fit in. The Mr had a work project he had to do at a certain time so we had to workout pretty early. We did original Power 90. (With Tony on mute of course and our own music playlist.) 650 calories burned on that one. Not bad. We had time for quick showers then he began his project while I made dinner.
Orange roughy over thai lime rice and parisian carrots.
It was quite delish.
Then it was time to watch our movies. We rented American Hustle and Frozen. Whenever there are hyped movies at the Oscars that looks somewhat interesting, we're in...if for nothing more than to be able to bash it with authority.
We started with American Hustle . I knew this had the potential to be the biggest stinker. Here's what I loved about it. The outfits and soundtrack. Here's what I hated about it, everything else. Okay, not all of it but the biggest irritation was that none of the actors were able to maintain the accents they were supposed to have, especially Amy Adams. I wanted to smack her and ask what the hell just came out of your mouth!?!?! At one point she had some word barf of English, New York, Australian and mush mouth and I almost checked out. I only hung in there because the payoff seemed like it would be good. Not good enough. The Mr almost threw the remote through the TV at the end but we had another movie to get to...
Very cute. Comedy, catchy songs (except Let It Go...I want to claw at my ears when I hear that) and the like. Obviously the formula is pretty standard Disney. You've got your good guys, scheming bad guys and as seems to be protocol for "modern classics" a snarky person, gasp-worthy twist and perhaps a death to remind us the world isn't fair. But overall, I liked it even if we don't have whippersnappers.
I will say from now on, I'll be checking Redbox first. Our local video store waited until Blockbuster went out of business and then jacked up their rental fee x3. But oh, if you buy their 1/2 price card for $10/month, you can get it at the old price. Oh, I don't think so. I know Redbox is eventually going to streaming but it looks like they have movies the same time as many rental stores now. Man, you try to support the old school video stores and they screw you. BOO!
What movies have you rented lately?
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