Monday, January 17, 2011

Love and Other Drugs

Starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhal

Is this a movie about Viagra?  The pharmaceutical industry?  Healthcare?  Parkinson's?  Love?  Answer: All of the above.  Wait, isn't that a lot of subjects to take on for one movie?  Answer: yes.  It's also strange to see a movie set in the 90s and view it as "retro."  I am so old.  The 90s were awhile ago.  Crap.

This movie was really bad.  Boring.  Shallow.  Confused.  Unfocused.  Badly written.  Over-the-top.  Schmaltz schmaltz schmaltz.  Pity party.  Really didn't like it.



Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Matt Damon

This movie was PAINFULLY boring.  It's basically a movie Clint Eastwood made because he's afraid of dying (which is inevitably near for him) and was trying to soothe this fear with a contrived piece of shit about the afterlife.  Don't waste your time.  If this gets Oscar nods just because it's Eastwood, imma be PISSED.




This is a documentary that follows the lives of four babies from different places: one is from tribal Namibia, another from rural Mongolia, and two city babies from Tokyo and San Francisco.  The movie is just as much about motherhood and parenting styles as it is about these individual babies.  There is little dialogue--it is mostly just montages of these different babies.  It may sound boring, but I tell you, it is such a delightful hour and a half.  Watch it with friends and pick your favorite babies.  Rank the babies.  LOVE the babies.

Disclaimer: If you hate babies, you probably will hate this movie.


Toy Story 3


This may have been my favorite movie this year.  We'll see.  I saw it twice and cried both times.  There's something about have grown up with Andy and becoming attached to his toys as a child that make the sentimental parts of this movie REALLY sentimental.  It actually gets really intense, and no matter how old you are, you will be on the edge of your seat--unless you're a robot, in which case, fuck you, robots.

I'm so sad the trilogy is over.  These movies are so sweet and smart and well-crafted.  I want more, but can't think of a sweeter end.  I feel closure.


Charlie St. Cloud

Starring: ZAC EFRON OMGGGGG and Kim Basinger

This movie should be called, Charlie St. Cloud: Ghostfucker or How I Killed My Brother.  Basically, Zac Efron gets into a car crash with his little brother, his brother dies, and then he can see dead people.  He visits his brother every day in the forest and plays catch with him, but then falls in love with a girl and has to say goodbye to his dead ghost brother?  There's a...twist?  Zac Efron cries a lot and takes his shirt off, so the movie was worth watching to me.  But, if you're not into that sort of thing, don't waste your money on this schmaltzfest.


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Get ready for a shitload of 2010/11 movie reviews!!!  Totally past due...