Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tale Tell Hearts

This weekend has been filled with reading, sleep, and movies.

I feel like I have kind of fallen off the movie-watching bandwagon, so to speak. Aaron and I used to go to the movies or rent movies weekly, but since he's been gone, I've kind of neglected it. I had all weekend off from work, so I headed to Troy, picked up a few movies, and decided I would let you all know what I thought.

Before I get into that though, I want to take a moment to talk to you about Sunday Secrets. I love reading Post Secret every Sunday, and for a long time I thought about sending in my secrets, but I never did. I just felt like so many people were sending in their secrets, and I didn't see what would make mine so special that they would actually choose mine to post. I know that may sound silly, but if I finally get the courage to reveal something personal about myself, I would like for it to be seen, whether anyone knows that it is about me or not. Recently, the girl started doing her own Sunday Secrets. It's really great. You can send your secrets in to her, and SHE WILL POST THEM. You can do it anonymously or share your identity. I think it is a wonderful thing, and I think you all should check out this Sunday's secrets.

Now, on to my movie reviews.
[Disclaimer...I do not claim to be a movie buff, just a girl with opinions.]

Movie #1: Stop Loss.
If you're at a rental store, and you see this, and you start debating on if you should get it or not...STOP. Seriously. It was a waste of time and energy. It made me 100 times more nervous about the fact that Aaron will most likely have to go to war one day, but other than that, I got nothing out of it. Everyone who goes into the military knows there is a chance they can get stop lossed. It isn't like some big secret. Yea, it sucks, but it's kind of what you signed up for, right? Anyways, the acting was decent, but there was no real plot. Unless you are totally in love with Channing Tatum or Ryan Phillipe, I would say skip this one.

Movie #2: Confessions of a Shopaholic.
I don't want to give away the details, but if you're a girl, you will probably love this. Guys...probably won't like it so much. I thought it was hilarious and the acting was good. I would definitely watch it again.

Movie #3: Revolutionary Road.
I had read such great reviews about this movie, and come on, who didn't want to see Kate & Leo back together again? HA. I was lost from the beginning. I didn't know much about the back story, so I was pretty much confused the whole time. or...Maybe I am too shallow to understand. I thought it was entirely too long. It just seemed like one minute they were in love, the next minute they hated each other, the next they were cheating, the next they were in love. What was the whole point? If you know, please tell me.

Movie #4: Henry Poole is Here.
I won't lie..this movie confused me a bit, too. But it had points, it had a plot, it was going somewhere. It was not hard to follow, and there was fore shadowing, so I was intrigued the whole time. I really got into it, to the point that a few times, my heart actually dropped. It was really endearing. I had never heard of this movie before, and I didn't remember it coming in theaters, but I like Luke Wilson, and so I decided to get it. Turns out it was one of the better movies I'd rented this weekend. I would say definitely give it a shot, it may or may not be your cup of tea, but it's worth it.

So, what movies have you seen recently? What would you recommend going to see or staying away from?


Cassie said...

I completely agree with you on 1 & 2, I haven't seen 4. #3-I thought it was decent until the end. I mean what the hell was that?

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Oh, Jamie, THANK YOU so much for your lovely mention of Sunday Secrets! I can't thank you enough for all those kind words, and for your support of this strange little blogging adventure.

Your movie reviews are fantastic - it's refreshing to see such honesty in reviewing! I've seen Stop Loss, but because I don't know anything about the US Military, I found it very powerful and kind of disturbing. Of course, I can see how it would be very different if you've got a partner who's in the military. Your other reviews were excellent, and I'd really like to check out Confessions of a Shopaholic now! The lead actress is Australian, too, which I usually like to see :)

Love to you, sweet lady!

Mr O said...

the only movie out of those that I have seen is Revolutionary Road. I remember at the end thinking to myself "what did I just watch"?

But I did see a movie this weekend that I thoroughly enjoyed. That would be Ice Age 3. In 3D

Courtney Rae said...

I have fallen off the movie bandwagon myself. I'm glad I read your reviews. I hate being confused by movies even though I really want to see them (will end up turning them off and watching 30 Rock DVDs)

Anonymous said...

My mom gave me the book revolutionary road and it bored me to DEATH. I could not get into it to save my life and I'll read pretty much anything. I heard the movie was great but I think I'll skip it. I REALLY want to see Confessions of a shopaholic though!