Friday, July 3, 2009

summer movies

One of our favorite family activities is going to the movies, and we have seen several over the last few weeks. So, since I have refused to leave the house today to find anything interesting to blog about, I thought I'd give you a run-down........Patty-style.

It seems like all of the movies that the critics hate, I love and vice versa.

Transformers 2: I really was surprised when I liked the first one of this series, so I was looking forward to seeing this installment. It was jam-packed with action. I love the relationship that Sam's mom has with him.........the funniest moment in the 1st was when she talked about his "alone time" (we all know what that means to a teenage boy) and this time she made me laugh with when she gets high from eating brownies when they take Sam to college. The movie has some weak plot moments, but I go to the movies to be entertained..........and that was accomplished.

The Proposal: A must see for anyone who loves Sandra Bulloch. I also love Ryan Reynolds (and have since 3 guys, a girl, and a pizza place). Betty White is awesome as the grandma and another favorite, Craig T. Nelson (yes, Coach) does a good job, too. I don't care for Mary Steenburgen (or whatever her name is) because I always find her characters annoying. This movie is hilarious. I have already seen it twice. I took Stevie and she laughed so hard that the lady in front of us got tickled at her laughing! It's a silly plot and predictable, but I was entertained (it doesn't take much!).

Public Enemies: This is the true story of John Dillinger. This movie could have been awesome, but alas, boring fits it much better. I had to fight to stay awake. There were moments that kept me intersted, but they were few and far between. The love affair between John and Billie was a snoozefest. There was no chemistry and it seemed not very important until the very end. I had high hopes for this flick--I was expecting action, adventure, love, and drama. What I got was none of that!

Up: I do not like cartoons. I only saw this because we had Sam and Jack and needed to entertain them. However, this was a sweet movie about the relationship between a man and a boy. It was also about letting go. Letting go of something or someone that we love. Knowing that the living is more important than the dead. Knowing that relationships are more important than things. It's worth the hour and a half, if you can get beyond the fact that it's a cartoon--the end is sweet, and everyone that I've talked to cried, so take a tissue (you'll only need one).

Night at the Museum: Smithsonian: Not nearly as good as the first one, but pleasant. Ben Stiller is....Ben. He's cute and sometimes funny and sometimes annoying. This one can very easily be a rental.

There are several coming out that I am excited to see with the next BIG one being Harry Potter.
I also want to see My Sister's Keeper, The Taking of Pelham 123, and I'm sure there are others. We saw a lot of good previews.


  1. Poppin over from Mckmama's blog to say hello! I'm from Columbia, SC. So nice to meet you. :)

  2. Too lazy to go to the movies, we have Netflix and they mail them to us.
    Last time we went to the movies we got food poisoning!