Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Movie Madness

This weekend was a movie weekend at our house. The hubby and I rented 10 movies from a local RedBox and watched them over a 60 hour time period. What we watched:

  1. The Wrestler
  2. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  3. Gran Torino
  4. Year One
  5. Taken
  6. Four Christmases
  7. Land of the Lost
  8. Angels and Demons
  9. The Hangover
  10. Extract

There was only one that we thought was too stupid to even finish. That was Land of the Lost. In my ever so humble opinion, Year One was nearly as bad.

I was very surprised by The Wrestler and Gran Torino. Neither one was quite what I expected. Both were excellent films and now on the ever growing list of DVDs to purchase.

Taken was a pretty decent flick, but considering we watched it between The Wrestler and Gran Torino, I wasn’t overly impressed with it. I thought the plot and ending were too predictable.

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was a movie I picked to watch because it is based on a British teen book series that I have mostly enjoyed. The movie was a typical teen movie and about what I expected. There were a few changes from the series, but overall a decent rendition.

We had seen previews for Extract and thought it looked good. The hubby forgot about it, but it stuck in my mind. It is a great movie. We both laughed a lot while watching it. Another movie I wouldn’t mind owning.

Four Christmases is a holiday movie that we hadn’t yet seen. It’s an OK movie but not nearly comparable to such great holiday movies as A Christmas Story, Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

When I first heard of The Hangover, I thought it would be just another campy stereotypical guys’ night out type of film. Then I started hearing people talk about how great it was. I was intrigued. It. Was. Hilarious. Yet another movie to add to the collection!

Angels and Demons is a movie that was enjoyable. Unlike the hubby, I haven’t read the series of books, so I didn’t know the story. Overall it was pretty good (even if there was at least one inaccuracy about Catholicism). Not sure if we will buy it.

So, there you have it. Ten movies in just over 2 days. It was a great way to spend a wintry weekend with the hubby and puppyboy.

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