Thursday, September 09, 2004

Movies I Don't Like but Watch Anyway

First of all, Garden State? Not that great. I felt like I wanted to like it, because I like Zach Braff or however you spell it, and Natalie Portman is super cute and all, and I'll be honest with you, I'm always a fan of two cute people getting it on in the movies. But the Portster super super super got on my nerves, and I felt like I was waiting for some plot development that never happened. I'd see if again, but only if I'd never seen it to begin with. As in, I'm glad I saw it, but I wouldn't rent it again.

Other random movies I have seen during the last month otherwise known as the hell dimension that is living in Lincoln Nebraska with no TV whatsoever because you cannot afford cable. Jesus, has it ever sucked. And so, my life has become movies and tennis. Both of which you can do for free, or actually for $22 a month from netflix.

Mississippi Masala - Overall, quite good. For some reason, the DVD sound was weird, and it made it hard to get into the movie. Worth it just to check out a young Denzel, and an Indian wedding. Mr. E and I have a goal to get ourselves invited to an Indian wedding. But since none of our friends will get married, ever, dammit, it might be a while.

The Parent Trap (remake) - Placed on the Netflix queue as a request from Mr. E, it remains one of our favorites movies, ever. Ordinarily, I hate remakes, but this one just might beat out the original. Marred only by the fact that ms. lindsey lohan has gotten kind of scary lately. Also, I realized while watching it that I had never see the non tv version before. Sadly, I kind of like the version with the cuts. It seemed like all the rest of it was kind of pointless extras.

The Bridges of Madison County, 1995 - not nearly as good as I had remembered it from the first time I saw it, which is too bad, because Mr. E poo pooed this choice A LOT, and I was all set for him to eat his words, but no, it was pretty bad. I cried through the first five minutes, and the last five minutes, but laughed the whole rest of the time, pretty much every time clint was on screen, I was in hysterics.

In America, 2002 - This movie was really really good, but suffered from that thing I get where i get too nervous that something bad will happen to the people in the movie and I can't really enjoy myself. That happened to me in Pieces of April too.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 2003 - I think I fell asleep in this, but Mr. E said it reminded him of how saucy Selma Hayek is.

Signs, 2002 - I wouldn't watch this, because I have a deep loathing of M. Knight Whatever
My Life Without Me, 2003 - I loved this, it was very melodramatic, right up my alley, and mark ruffalo was yummy.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966 - We didn't make it for longer than five minutes into this, it was just too boring and weird.

The City of Lost Children, 1995 - I thought I would hate this, and I actually really liked it. It's become one of my favorite movies I've seen in a long time, for the costumes alone.

13 Going on 30, 2004 - one of the least bad romantic comedies I've seen lately, but Jennifer Garner's freakish muscles kind of scared me at times.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, 2004 - Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad. Ick. And I think it's taken from a book I really liked, which makes it all the worse. Could only have been worse had it starred Hillary Duff.

Also, I would just like to say, that according to Netflix, based on my last few movie selections, they'd like to recommend to me:

Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin'

Uh, What the Hell? I might need to revise my taste in movies.

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