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The Big Bad Entertainment Bundle of Joy — Movies

This might only be a one time thing or I might do this every couple of months…but let me give you an insight into what goes on in my world when it comes to the little pleasures of life we call movies…music and of course, TV. First of…

Movies:

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen a few movies & a lot of movie trailers for this summer that have me pretty hyped up.

Last week, I saw Fast & Furious. I’ve been a fan of Fast & Furious since the first one but I refused to watch the second one and went to see the Tokyo Drift only with the hopes of seeing Vin on screen for more than 10 seconds. (I didn’t. *sigh*) So when this one was announced, I was excited to see that the original cast was in with the fast cars that we all love, regardless of gender. If you’re going into Fast & Furious expecting a mind-blowing plot, you’ll be disappointed…though there are a couple of twists here and there. Fast & Furious is, without a doubt, the action & adrenaline-packed movie with the sexy motherf*ckers (Both genders) that’ll have you wanting some backseat action right after the movie is finished.

Or maybe that was just me.

I like 20% angel, 80% devil.

This past weekend, I saw Observe & Report with Seth Rogen. It was a pretty spur of the moment thing but Nirmal and I loved it! From IMDB.com: “Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper’s paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can’t bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.” I have to say…it’s a pretty sick movie. If you’re easily grossed out or easily disturbed, this is NOT the movie for you. Seth Rogen is hilarious and there are parts of the movie that have you bust out laughing…but some parts that make you go “WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?”…and then proceed to laugh because as sick as it is, it is just damn funny. It’s a sad commentary on the character’s unfortunate life…it is NOT slap stick comedy. If you’re easily offended, don’t go see this movie.

On DVD, I watched Yes, Man this past weekend. I love Jim Carrey…I have since he was a Dumb (Or maybe Dumber) crazy Mask wearing Pet Detective that just couldn’t stop lying. I had no expectations from this movie…and maybe I was just really tired but I didn’t laugh a lot…but it was funny. It hit the spot on how life is what we make of it and if you don’t go out of your box to try new things, you really could be missing out on the most important things. I recommend seeing it…Of course, I loved the fact that Danny Masterson (Hyde from That 70’s Show) was in the movie, along with Zooey Deschanel who is just frigging gorgeous.

On the lighter side, I saw Bolt on DVD. Oh.my.god. I want Rhino the Hamster. Now. John Travolta did the voice of Bolt and he was alright but the only character that truly carried the movie was Rhino…and the pigeons. Oh, those pigeons! They were like the penguins (from Madagascar) of Bolt. It’s a cute movie and Rhino is my new hero.

Rhino: Let it begin! Let it begin! Let it *begin*!

Bolt: [Looks around corner into an office at the animal shelter] There’s a guard.
Rhino: [Starts walking into room] I’ll snap his neck.

What I still want to watch: I Love You, Man ; Doubt ; Bedtime Stories

Trailers:

Naturally, I’ve seen some awesome trailers for movies that I WAAAAAAAAANT to see…I am going to need to get a third job this summer just to be able to afford to go to the movies.

Dance Flick: Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as the enter in the mother of all dance battles. [Parody of all dance movies…YES!!]

The Taking of Pelham 123 (Remake of a 1974 Mathau original): Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garbe (Washington) into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime (Travolta). [If you know what a HUGE Travolta fan I am & how much I love Denzel, you’ll know that I won’t miss this movie for the world.]

Fighting: In New York City, a young counterfeiter (Tatum) is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist (Howard), who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit. [Terrence Howard? Channing Tatum sweaty with his shirt off getting in fights? It may be a lame movie but my hormones say YES! Besides, who doesn’t love a good fighting movie?]

Angels & Demons: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican. [From the author of Da Vinci Code…I read this book years ago…I need to read it again before watching the movie.]

Funny People: When seasoned comedian George Simmons (Sandler) learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship inspires him to take a relatively green performer (Rogen) under his wing as his opening act. [This weekend was the first time I saw this trailer…Seth Rogen & Adam Sandler look like they make a good on-screen pair. Guess we’ll have to see.]

The Hangover: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him [Oh my god, I couldn’t stop laughing at the trailer…Crazy night in Vegas, and a baby? Sounds like what’ll happen when I make it to Vegas…will go see this for sure!]

The Proposal: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. [Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds. Cheesy comedy. Good times.]

Public Enemies: he Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. [Johnny Depp, old school gangsters…I’m in.]

Crank: High Voltage: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. [No words necessary]

Star Trek: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. [I am not a Star Trek nerd but this has an awesome cast and looks good enough to see on the big screen. I mean, it has Sylar as Spock…that’s reason enough]

State of Play: A team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress. [Jury’s still out on this one.]

The Soloist: A Los Angeles Journalist, befriends a homeless Julliard trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. [Jury’s out.]


Honorable Mentions:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (I will def see this but not sure if I will wait for the DVD)
Terminator Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Management

What are some good movies you’ve seen lately? Will you be seeing any of the movies on this list? Any others?

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  • Aaron April 13, 2009, 8:28 am

    “Funny People” and “The Hangover” are must sees this summer for me.

    Oddly the three films I’m most excited about (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Terminator Salvation,” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) have been left at the bottom of your list.

  • justjp April 13, 2009, 8:51 am

    Dance flick, Fighting, and Star Trek is what is wrong with movies; there is little creativity. On the other hand I am excited about Crank and Hangover.

  • f.B April 13, 2009, 9:32 am

    How did the movie I’m going to be in get left off of this list? Oh. Because I won’t be in a movie? Well, that’s just a minor detail.

    But really: I guess I’ll see Angels & Demons. And probably Star Trek, but only because it’s J.J. Abrams and I trust him after Cloverfield and Lost.

  • Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas April 13, 2009, 10:37 am

    Thanks for the heads up on Observe and Report. I was contemplating seeing it tonight with some friends. I’m still on the fence, but at least I’ve been warned ;).

    I can’t wait for Star Trek either. I’m all about Sylar…uh, I mean Spock.

  • perpstu April 13, 2009, 11:11 am

    Oh how I wish I could spend my whole summer at the theater, but alas work will probably get in the way!

  • Cassie April 13, 2009, 11:26 am

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    that’s all

    I want to see all o’dees movies, but will prolly wait for DVD.

    AND………………I want to do nasty, nasty to Jason Statham….just sayin

  • Jaime @ Fast Times April 13, 2009, 1:13 pm

    I want to see almost all of those movies. I saw Yes, Man in theaters last year, and loved it. I love ZD and JC together in this movie!

  • LiLu April 13, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I would marry Zooey D. But only if she sang “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with me as a duet like in Elf.

    Don’t judge me.

  • Tinyshrimp April 13, 2009, 2:32 pm

    I have no desire to see “observe and report”. It just doesn’t look like something I would enjoy watching.

    I LOVED “Yes, Man”. I laughed hysterically through the entire thing.

    Fast and Furious was good, but definitely not deep and thought provoking. Then again, I only went for the eye candy.

    I actually bought Bolt this weekend just because I love Rhino. He is hysterical.

    I pretty much want to see all the movies you have up there except Dance Flick.

  • Just Zac April 13, 2009, 3:00 pm

    I miss you more than I can express here…great reviews. I thought Fast and Furious was good but it is definitely one that people will want to see on the big screen. (Action flicks are always better on a giant screen with real theater sound!)

    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Wolverine are definte in theater movies for me…so when I am I picking you up?

  • Tanya April 13, 2009, 5:14 pm

    I’m laughing my ass off and have the line “I’m gonna get my ball!” running through my head. That rodent DID make that movie…hilarious !

    Thanks for the summer preview ; )

  • Squish April 13, 2009, 6:46 pm

    Wolverine is DEFINITELY worth seeing in a theater… just sayin.

    Terminator Salvation
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
    ^^^ on my list of definites lol

  • Autoacid News April 13, 2009, 6:48 pm

    We have <> also in summer 🙂

  • Autoacid News April 13, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

  • KassyK April 14, 2009, 5:28 pm

    I actually just posted the trailer today about one I am beyond excited for this summer:

    Where the Wild Things Are. Perfect cast, amazing book, one of my favorite directors ever. I think every film critic, parent, kid, blogger, etc. got emotional just watching that perfect trailer.

    Oh and Adventureland was hilarious as was I Love You, Man. I definitely enjoyed Observe and Report but those two were much, much funnier.

    If you are interested in a site where you can watch every movie for free–no downloading–let me know…I watch every single thing that is out currently in theaters from the comfort of my bedroom.

    Its like heaven.

  • KassyK April 14, 2009, 5:30 pm

    Oh and officially: The Time Traveler’s Wife is coming out in August–that is in my top 4 films to see…and whenever The Lovely Bones finally gets a release date…FOR SURE seeing that.

  • KassyK April 16, 2009, 1:08 pm

    The book itself is one of the most classic, beloved kids books of all time…the movie is one of the biggest excitements of the summer–directed by Spike Jonze and written by Dave Eggers and Spike.

    Here’s the post about it and the trailer. Enjoy!!

    http://kassyk.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/inside-all-of-us-is-a-wild-thing/

    I’ll email you the site for movies. 🙂

  • KassyK April 25, 2009, 7:23 pm

    Ah its me again…I just realized that Zach Galifinakis is in The Hangover AND Bradley Cooper…so SIGN ME up. That and Funny People. Cannot wait.

    KassyK’s last blog post..April Girl Crush: Sophia Bush Brings in the Spring

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