Now, I should preface this post by admitting that I am not a big movie watcher. I like movies just fine, but I usually prefer the book, or any book. My imagination typically pleases me more than someone else's . So, you may wonder, why am I choosing to dip my toes into this 10oT if it is not something I can sink my teeth into (and yes, I referred to a lot of body parts in that there sentence considering it isn't even about body parts. Weird.). The answer is, um, well, just because. So there! Also, I have recently seen two movies, in a theater (I KNOW!), and I typed into my cell phone a list of movies, that based on the previews, sounded good so I actually do have something to say ...
1) The Hunger Games Yes, yes, it is based on a Young Adult novel, kind of like Twilight but trust me, this ain't no Twilight. I really want to see this movie. Like right this very second. Now there is the problem of me reading the book, in all honesty, at least a dozen times. I LOVED the book. In fact, it so captured my imagination, I forgot that the characters were kids. That being said, the pre-release hype of the movie is positive and well, if it is a dud, I will still love the book.
2) Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Having just mocked Twlight a mere sentence or six ago, it may seem stupid to say I'd like to see another Twilight movie. But I have a reason. The reason I want to see it and all of the horrid acting and gawdawful CGI effects is, well, because I saw the other three. I'm invested. I know this movie is going to be pretty terrible. I'm hoping it is going to be so terrible, it is a bit campy. And, if not, well, I hope some young underage beefcake has his shirt off so I can at least be a pervy old lady.
3) Safe House I'm not a huge fan of Denzel Washington (though I did enjoy him in The Pelican Brief) and I don't find Ryan Reynolds unbelievably hot. I did, however, like the trailer and I really got pulled in by the music during the trailer, so yah, I added it to my cell phone list.
4) GI Joe: Retaliation Full disclosure: I saw this on my list and had absolutely ZERO idea what the hell it was. A google search for the link lead to the trailer and hey, this looks like a nice brainless action flick! It has The Rock, a man with nice physique and a fellow University of Miami alum, AND it has some odd version of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Good enough for me.
5) Carnage I know two people, who do not know each other, that have seen this play in Boston. They liked it. So yah. It is likely gonna hit close to home for this suburban stay-at-home-mom, but oh well, color me intrigued, I want to see it. Being that it is basically an hour long, I would rather see it at home OnDemand than for $11 in a theater.
6) Shame Uh, hello Michael Fassbender! I suspect that this is one of those movies where I am going to be uncomfortable and squirming in my seat just waiting for the awkwardness to be over. That being said Fassy has given some interviews which just warm the cockles of my
And, that is the end of my cell phone list. Which leads me to movies I haven't seen and are OnDemand ...
7) Moneyball Brad Pitt, looking hot and not like a dirty hippie? Yum!
8) Columbiana A woman is a "stone cold assassin" ... yeah for female empowerment. Also, I have some sort of twisted idea that it might be cool to be a cold, bad ass, killing machine. You know, if you only killed really bad people.
9) Horrible Bosses Now I know this wasn't huge hit (to put it nicely), but. BUT, if you know me or read really old posts in this here blog, you know that I truly had a Horrible Boss. A real wackado. One who would leave you a present one day 'just because,' and then not talk to you for the following two weeks because you didn't say 'Hi!' when you passed her in the hall. I mean I guess technically, she wasn't horrible so much as INSANE. But still. I want to see this movie and laugh and say "WIMPS! That ain't no horrible boss!"
Okay, right, well, I am now kind of stuck on number nine because nothing else appeals. Um ... hey look! Over there! Is that Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender?