Thursday, February 11, 2010

Random Thoughts on Dear John

Dear%20John%20%282010%29[1] Yes, I know, another chick flick, but @DarrellSykes and I went to see “Dear John” today. It was actually a very good movie. It had Channing Tatum (as John) in it, which I’m not a huge fan of his acting, but it also had Amanda Seyfried (as Savannah), whom I love (from two of my favorite movies: Mean Girls and Mamma Mia!), so I thought I’d give it a shot. From the beginning I really liked the characters, and I felt the chemistry between them. Young, new love. It’s magical, and they made me feel it with them. Then there were some bumps in their newly formed relationship and we got to experience some of the military life of John. There were some slow moving scenes in that part of the movie, but in the end it all worked out for the best of the story. During the military stint, September 11th happens, and he re-enlists in the Army. His extended absence creates even more relationship issues between John and Savannah. During this whole thing, there are actually two other mini-storylines that are going on and are intermingled with the main story.

I’ve gone way too far into a synopsis, which I promised I’d never do. Ugh. Well, there are a LOT of twists and turns in this movie, it reminded me a lot of The Notebook, which was an excellent movie. In the end, I left the theatre in tears. Were they happy or sad? You should go see the movie, then you’ll know.

I can recommend this movie for a very romantic date night.

Here is the trailer:

 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Random Thoughts on “When In Rome”

when_in_rome_ver2  The other day Darrell and I went to see another chick flick, “When In Rome.”  This one stars Kristen Bell (you’ve seen her in Heroes as Elle Bishop) and Josh Duhamel (the hottie from Transformers). Again, I’m not going to re-write a perfectly good IMDB synopsis, so hit the link for that.

This movie was extremely cute. There was some decent music in the soundtrack and the scenery was gorgeous. There was a brief art history lesson, too! A lot of the story was kind of silly, but overall, it ended up being a really good movie. Again, it was a complete chick flick, but we saw it during the week as a matinee, and apparently that’s when all the straight dudes get their romantic comedies on. There were at least two single guys there (the looked straight anyway), and there were a few couples. Overall, the guy-to-girl ratio was pretty even in the theatre, but I digress.

There was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, probably because I wasn’t looking for a twist, and there were definitely a LOT of laughs! I whole-heartedly recommend you get with your other half and go see this one!

 

Here goes the preview. Check it out! (In case you’re wondering, the song playing is called “Starstrukk” by 3OH!3 ft. Katy Perry. Watch it here)

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Random Movie Reviews

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I haven't written in a while, but with work and life being what it is, I haven't made time to blog. Sorry! I've seen a couple of new movies recently and wanted to jot down a few thoughts on them.

I'll start with "Leap Year." It was a feel good chick flick to the core, and I predict it will be a staple of your chick flick collection within a couple of years. It will be synonymous with "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," and other non-Julia Roberts movies I can't think of at the moment. It was a bit predictable, but most movies in this genre are, but there were a lot of moments that made this movie an original, and I genuinely liked it. SO, if you like romantic comedies/dramas, and want to see a great movie (perfect for date night or a girls movie night out), then this one is for you. I will say that in the theatre where I saw the movie, there were a total of about 10 guys, and the rest were girls. All of the guys were there obviously at their girlfriend/wife's request (except for me and Darrell, the only gay couple at this particular showing), so if you're a macho guy, you might want to sit this one out until it comes out on DVD, or get your girl to go see it with you. She'll appreciate the sentiment!

The second movie I wanted to talk about was "Legion." Ok, this one had the potential to be an awesome movie, but fell short for me. It kind of upset me in the end, because I felt like it was one of those M. Night Shyamalan bait-and-switch religious movies. Granted, I KNEW it had angles in it, but it seemed to draw several parallels to the birth of Jesus. Maybe I was reading more into it than I should, but it seemed more interlaced with biblical mythos than I was comfortable with outside of church. It did have some action scenes, and honestly, you saw the best ones in the previews. Some of the fight sequences seemed silly to me. I think I might have actually giggled when Gabriel wrapped his wings around him and started spinning and they were deflecting bullets. I mean, come on. Obviously I recommend waiting until this one is out on Netflix before you see it.

In case you were wondering, I don't plan on going into storyline detail on anything I review. I don't do this on purpose. One reason is because I don't want to spoil it for you if you want to see the movie, read the book or play the game, the other reason is because synopsyses (I don't know what the plural for synopsis is, so if you do, help me out!) have been written over and over again for literally anything that has a story, so if you don't want to experience the story for yourself, hit up IMDB.

That's it for now. Let me know what you think in the comments, and stay tuned for the next installment!

Gadget

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