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Movie Reviews

Due to our busy work schedules, weekends at home are sacred between me and the hubs. We spend as much time together as possible, even accompanying each other on mundane errands like going to the grocery store, getting the oil changed, picking up dinner, or dropping off a movie.

Speaking of movies, cuddling up on the couch with a blanket, some popcorn, and a movie is one of our favorite pastimes. And we did a lot of that this weekend, but two of the four movies just plan sucked. So here’s my weekend review of the four movies we saw:

Friday night, we saw the Michael Jackson movie “This Is It”. If you’re not a fan, then you probably shouldn’t see it. I, however, loved it! I’m amazed and how much talent one man can posess – both muscially and rythmically. I would highly recommend seeing this, but only if you’re a big fan of his music (and like to watch a lot of dancing).

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past was next. It just came out on DVD and I’m a big fan of both Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. But this movie? What were they thinking? It was AWFUL. And not just because it was predictable. I actually like predictable. But the script was terrible. Did the actors even read the script before they signed on to do this? I’m thinking no.

Land of the Lost was the second new release rental and I already expected this to be bad. In fact, the only reason I agreed to get it was because I had already forced my husband to watch the two aforementioned movies and he wanted to see this one. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I don’t really think Will Ferrell is all that funny. I like SOME of his movies, maybe even most of his movies, but I’d rather watch Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Adam Sandler, Jack Black, or even Mike Meyers movies any day. This one was definitely one of his worst.

The final movie of the weekend was an older one – Road to Perdition. I love Tom Hanks, and though we’d both seen this movie when it first came out, we had forgotten it completely, so it was like watching it for the first time all over again. So good. And Jude Law is creepy.

What movies have you watched lately?

 

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