Saturday, August 15, 2009

Movie Marathon


Last night, Gabe really really wanted to see District 9 after reading all the reviews, but didn't tell me anything about it. He knows I am not a huge Sci-Fi fan, I despise scary suspense movies, and I am quite jumpy in the theatre. I am one of those people that feels like I am actually in the scene and don't do well with thrillers. After watching previews for incredibly disturbing and scary movies (which normally resemble the type of film that is about to start) ... I sternly told Gabe, "I am leaving if this is a horror film!" All in all, it was a pretty good, but maybe I would have loved it a little more if Sci-Fi was up my alley. It received a 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a great website to read reviews. We rarely see a movie in the theatre or watch one at the house without looking to see what kind of score it's gotten.


The online consensus: Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction class.



THEN, we decided to see a double movie while we were at the theatre and saw The Ugly Truth. I hadn't heard much about this movie, but thought it would be fun to end with a chick flick so I wouldn't dream all night about aliens! Let's just say, there was one really funny scene, a few laughs here and there, but other than that it was pretty rough acting on Katherine Heigl's part and probably one to wait and see on DVD instead of the theatre. Gabe was a good sport, but I bet he will be in charge of picking the next movie we pay $10 per person for! After we came home, we pulled it up on Rotten Tomatoes, and it got a 15% ... out of 100! Oops :)


The online critic consensus: Despite the best efforts of Butler and Heigl, The Ugly Truth suffers from a weak script that relies on romantic comedy formula, with little charm or comedic payoff.



This evening, we watched State of Play. It received an 84% out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes and was fantastic! With Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, and Rachel McAdams - it's a must see.


The online consensus: a taut, well-acted political thriller that overcomes some unsubtle plot twists with an intelligent script and swift direction.


Any really good movies out there that I missed? I am looking forward to Time Traveler's Wife, and I still haven't seen The Proposal, which is suppose to be a cute movie.

17 comments:

Jen said...

We saw the Ugly Truth this weekend too! So funny!

Robin said...

the Proposal is a hilarious!!!!! LOVED it!

Heather said...

I am looking forward to seeing Time Traveler's Wife too! Wanted to share that I am doing a giveaway on my blog!

Carol said...

Sorry I should have warned you about The Ugly Truth. Definitely not worth the $10 (or parking downtown! Time Traveler's Wife looks great though!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am going to have to check out this Rotten tomatoes site. It sounds pretty close to accurate.

Christa said...

Glad you had a good time in Vegas! I wanted to see the Ugly Truth too but I may just wait to rent it now. You will LOVE The Proposal...very cute!

Brittany Ann said...

Just found your blog! So fun! Nice to meet you!

Lily G. said...

I want to see Time Traveler's Wife too, but it got not so great reviews, so I'm debating if I should wait until DVD. But you definitely should watch 500 Days of Summer! It's a great movie!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Just found your blog! You and your hubs are the cutest couple! I love all the pics in your header!

I saw the Ugly Truth a few weeks ago....I think it dserved it's 15% rating. I was bummed, the previews made it look so cute!

Couture Carrie said...

Fun post ~ fab reviews!

xoxox,
CC

Brittany and Charlie said...

I loved the Proposal! Hadn't seen The Ugly Truth yet, perhaps I will wait:) Thanks for visiting me:)

Jax said...

LOVE your blog! Your Vegas post below is too cute! :) I've heard great thigns about the Proposal but I agreed with your assessment on the Ugly Truth. My friend wasnt a fan of the Time Travelers Wife, either. *sigh* I really want to see that one so if you see it, be sure to post about it!! :)

Kelly said...

dang...I really liked the Ugly Truth! i wish it had gotten better reviews!!

thanks for being my 100th follower!!! your comment made me smile ear to ear :)

SassyCassie said...

Awww, your blog is so cute! Thanks for the comment on my last post.

me said...

you were just in vegas?!? how cool! didn't you love it? i'm disappointed that "the ugly truth" wasn't better. i thought the previews looked super cute and i've been looking forward to seeing it...oh well. thanks for stoping by my page! how long have ya'll been married? xoxo

Kyle said...

I saw District 9 earlier in the day on Friday and then Emi wanted us to go see The Time Traveler's Wife that night, so we had a movie marathon as well.

The New Black said...

My boyfriend has been bugging me to see District 9. I am with you...not too into Sci-Fi or scary stuff. Saw those other two and thought they were OK.

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