a movie filled long weekend

Monday, November 29, 2010

thanksgiving was fabulous and my weekend was spent in canton with the family which meant not a lot of drinking and going out but lots of movie watching and calorie consumption.

truthfully the whole weekend is a blur of food and i simply can't wait to hit the gym.

watched FIVE movies over the long weekend:

1. unstoppable - i went in not expecting a whole lot but was surprisingly entertained. for essentially knowing the whole plot i was constantly on the edge of my seat and was just the fast paced movie i was looking for on black friday. i say see it!

2. love & other drugs - i'm not sure what to say about this movie. i adore both of the lead actors, and in theory the plot should have been good but for one reason or another i couldn't get behind this actor/actress pairing - it wasn't believable to me. but it you like seeing anne hathaway's boobs and jake gyllenhaal's bum this is the movie for you. i say rent it!

3. burlesque - i was very much looking forward to seeing this movie until i started reading the reviews which were less than complimentary - but i still saw the movie and i'm glad i did. i really liked it, this of course is coming from a girl who is addicted to musicals and anything involving showy singing, so take it with a grain of salt. christina aguilera did such a good job , and cher, i mean she's flippin' CHER - sing it ladies. i say see it!

4. scott pilgrim vs the world - this movie we rented after seeing movies #2 and #3 in the theater, i had been intrigued by this movie and really got into the quirky shooting style, fun cast, and video game/music tones, but then i fell asleep halfway through... so i say i need to see the whole thing!

5. everybody's fine - this movie i watched last night at home after i nailed a delicious beef stroganoff recipe. i wanted to see this movie in the theaters because i love all things deniro/barrymore/beckinsale but never got around to it. it was a really well produced sentimental drama that had me bawling in my bed upon the ending from both sadness and joy from closure. i say rent it!

all in all it was a wonderfully relaxing weekend - a much needed break - and even though i was only 50 minutes down 77S it made all the difference in the world.

and now it's on to the next one.... christmas!


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  1. the fact that you didnt say you love love and other drugs makes me sad.

    i so wanted to love this movie! maybe i still will.

    so there!


  2. love love love Scott Pilgrim v the world.

    of course I loved the graphic novel.

  3. i saw HP #6 *and* HP #7 part 1 over the weekend; 6 was UNBEARABLY AWFUL and 7 was excellent, in my opinion. ends very The Empire Strikes Back-y, what with the stopping right when everything is terrible and evil is winning, but very much wanting to see part 2!

    also saw: predators (ugh), the expendables (awesome).

  4. i want to see all of those movies, i am so behind in my viewing it's ridiculous.

  5. Wow you are the movie queen! I am pretty behind. I'll have to add Scott Pilgrim to my Netflix list. I thought Love and Other Drugs was okay but not amazing. I saw 127 Hours. Damn.

  6. I've never known you to sit still for that long. You sure everything is OK? =)

  7. Very fine critics of the movie. Absolutely these five mentioned movies are great to see.
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