Saturday, July 31, 2010

Watched hot tub time machine

Maybe I'm starting to get old or perhaps I just don't get the new flavor of humor but as I was watching hot tub time machine I kept waiting and waiting for the big laughs but they just didn't happen. I felt that way about the hangover too, so if you thought that was an amazing movie you might enjoy this one. To me this just felt like a sad movie about someone who looked back on the past and wished they could relive it and change a few things in their favor. It just felt really sad and depressing for most of the movie.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Watch The Losers

I picked the Losers solely because I saw a friend of mine watch it on Xbox Live.  I didn't know what it was about other than the short blurb on the movie description so it was really nice not having any expectations going into a movie.  I gotta admit I really enjoyed it.  It's a fun, over the top, action movie.  Wifey said it was like a comic book movie (largely due to the intro I think) but it fits with all the archetypes, insane explosions, action sequences.  I didn't recognize too many actors but there weren't any glaring performance botches.  It's a fun movie about a group of special forces that get betrayed by a higher up so they have to go on the lamb and try to get their lives back by seeking revenge against someone they only know by voice and name.  I had a good time with it you if you like movies like Rambo or Commando then this a a good pick for you.

Monday, July 19, 2010

play Plants vs Zombies

I played the demo of Plants versus Zombies (PvZ) at the apple store on one of the iPad demos a little while ago and it had everything unlocked and didn't really have time to learn the game, so I went home and downloaded the demo for the computer and LOVED it.  I bought the full version for the iPod touch (it was much cheaper and I could enjoy it while on jury duty) and zoomed through it and loved every minute of it.  It is by Popcap games who put out other great games like Peggle and Bejeweled.  PvZ has a great sense of humor about it and lots of strategy as to how you will spend your resource (sunshine) to effectively build your defense against the oncoming zombie horde.  The changes in locale from front yard, to back yard w/ a pool and then too the roof as well as day and night battles make for fun challenges.  There are lots of mini games thrown in to break the routine too. 
I HIGHLY recommend this to any ipad/pod/phone user and anyone who can play flash games on their computer too.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Watch G.I. Joe rise of the Cobra

I watched GI Joe with the Leary heart of a kid who loved the toys back in the 80's and if taken only in that aspect it failed, but in it's own right it is a very enjoyable movie that has names of the old tv show thrown in for flavor. Lots of explosions and some slapstick from Marlon Wayans make for a nice diversion and an awesome chase scene in Paris.

Watched Supersize Me

I watched (most of) Supersize Me with the wifey the other day on Netflix, and like Food Inc., it was very eye opening.  If you haven't heard, the lead in the movie (it feels weird calling him an actor or researcher) undergoes an experiment where he eats McDonald's for every meal for 30 days and documents the physical and medical changes to him as he goes along.  He starts off as a very fit person and by the end he has trouble climbing the stairs to his apartment.  He gains over 10% of his body weight, and the stats at the end of the film about how much fat, sugar and such he has consumed are astounding.  He goes though and researches other aspects of the fast food industry as well.  I think this a good film to watch especially if you find yourself in the drivethrough line more often than you think you should be.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Review of She's Out of My League

I sat down to watch she's out of my league after reading that it's "the funniest movie since the hangover." now I wasn't a huge fan of the hangover, but it was generally considered a really funny movie. So after I started it I realized I watching for a romantic comedy, not just a normal one. So as I readjusted myself, I started to enjoy it and really identify with the main character. It's a classic story of a guy with not a lot going in his life meets a girl who has everything going right for her and falls in love with her.
The token appearance of the ex is thrown in for conflict, which is neither surprising or original, but it's not heavily stressed so that's good.
I enjoyed he movie, it was primarily fluff without a lot of substance but a good diversion.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watch the Crazies

My wife and I watched the Crazies for a fun thrill. It was a pretty good zombie-ish movie. I really enjoy movies with Timothy olyphant and he did a really good job in this one as well. While not a true zombie movie, it is very much in the feel of the genre. It was a good time, not too sacry but just enough.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Watch wolfman

I watched the new wolfman with Anthony Hopkins and benicio del toro. It was a pretty goood movie though admittedly I have never seen the classic monster fick. The story developed well, but predictably and the transformations were really well done.  I don't think this is a classic but worth a rental for sure.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Watch Book of Eli

I sat down to watch Book of Eli, and made the mistake o listening to some reviews beforehand.  It got some mediocre reviews so I wasn't expecting anything special, just perhaps to spend a couple hours relaxing on the couch. 
Wow was I wrong! 
I'm a fan of post apocolyptic themed stuff to begin with (Fallout, , etc.) but i was really impressed with how it was handled here.  It wasn't something that people talked about on end, but you could tell it happened a long time ago and people are just dealing with it, looking for ways to get by.  Eli comes into the story as carrying a symbol of hope and single mindedly carrying it west.  There is some great character development and twists here.
This made it to one of my top 10 movies....pick it up!