Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Blind Side

This movie is awesome. It's based on a true story and is really heartwarming (but it didn't make me cry. Yay.)
Since I'm good at forgetting to put the actual plot in my reviews, here you have one copied from
Oversized African American Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock) and Sean (Tim McGraw), Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

I love, love, LOVE Sandra Bullock's character in this movie. She is my hero. :) And I especially love what she tells Michael about what would happen if he got a girl pregnant while in college. My kinda woman. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I recently read the novel Eragon, so when I saw this at the library, I decided to watch it. Unfortunately, it was quite different from the book. I completely understand the need to cut some things out and make some changes, but they really strayed. Urgals and Razac weren't depicted at all in the right way. Even the elf wasn't shown as an elf (the book went into a lot of detail about the pointed ears-would it have been so hard to give the girl pointed ears?).

I don't think I would have liked it, even if I hadn't read the book first.

The story is about a young man, Eragon, (age changed in the movie from the book BTW), who finds a blue "stone" in the forest while hunting. Turns out the stone is really a dragon egg, and it hatches for him. There is a wicked king that rules the land, who got rid of all the other dragons and riders. Since the egg hatches for Eragon, he's now a Dragon Rider, and the movie is about his journey as a Rider.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Phantom of the Opera

My parents took me to see this musical when I was pretty young, and we had the music playing in our house quite frequently, but I couldn't really remember what it was all about. This film adaptation was well done, but I saw the stage version so many years ago I couldn't tell you if it was different.

There were a few places where the singing seemed a little off, but overall the acting/singing seemed pretty good. The story itself is a bit disturbing, but it kept my interest.


What, you've never heard of this? I'm shocked as the cover totes it as "The best movie of the year!" and #1 Rated Film. Just kidding. I never heard of it either, and came across it the other day.

Not a bad story, although a bit dragged out. The beard drove me a bit nuts though (if you watch it you'll understand).

If it was the best movie of 2006 I must have not watched any movies that year, but it was touching.

Star Trek

I'm not a Trekkie (I even had to google that to find the correct spelling), and was hesitant to even watch this movie, but it turned out to be better than I expected.

I didn't love young Captain Kirk-he was cocky and a jerk, and I was somewhat bothered that he had to be the one to save everyone.

But, other than that, it was an interesting story.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


We went to see this when we were up in Utah for Christmas. You have the choice of seeing it in 3-D or just regular. We went to the 3-D version, but honestly, I didn't see any way cool 3-D effects, and since the movie is so long (well over 2 hours) those glasses get really heavy and uncomfortable.

The movie was good, as long as you can ignore the shove-it-down-your-throat message. (All humans are evil, polluting creatures, who have already killed their mother earth and now have moved on to kill some other planet. One human "sees the light" and turns traitor to the human race, fighting against his own kind to save the life of the totally-in-tune-to-mother-earth creatures.) Think Fern Gully, only in 3-D.

But other than that message, it was a good movie. :)


This is a total guy movie. Full of action, one guy single-handedly kills all the bad guys, without help from anyone else, etc. Violent but not gory, so it was tolerable for me. Not a bad movie. Kind of like the movie "Transporter" only this one actually had a plot to it.

Guys will probably love it. Girls might like it. :)