Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 54 and 55: Finding Neverland and First Blood

Finding Neverland

Whose Movie:  Steph's
Rating:  Magical

This movie never fails to make me feel good.  The only difference this time was that it made Matt feel good as well.  It made him very interested in Barrie's story, and it really depressed him when he learned the true fate of the children.  In true fashion, this movie continued the tradition of making me sob in the end.
First Blood

Whose Movie:  Matt's
Rating: Not as bad as I thought

So this movie wasn't exactly how I thought it would be.  I thought it would be more of an action movie.  A lot more guns and explosions.  What it ended up being was a movie that seemed a little ridiculous at first (why would these cops use all these resources on ONE man?), and then grew into something more amazing at the end.  I loved Stallone's performance, especially in that final scene.  I will definitely go into the sequel with an open mind.
Next up: "Rambo: First Blood 2," "Flashdance," and "Follow That Bird."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 53: 50 First Dates

50 First Dates

Whose Movie: Steph's
Rating: One of Sandler's Best

Every time I watch this movie, I cry.  I love Adam Sandler in this movie!  It's really one of my favorite Adam Sandler movies (right behind the Wedding Singer).  He is so romantic in this movie, that it's really hard not to cheer him on.  This is also a movie of his where he's not too over the top.  He is funny without going overboard.  Drew Barrymore is also really good in this movie, and I really like them when they team up.  I have seen this movie a lot, but it makes me cry like a baby every time.  It's happy and fun and it has a penguin.  How can you go wrong?

Next up: Finding Neverland, First Blood, First Blood 2 and Flashdance

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 52: The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Whose Movie: Matt's
Rating: Action Packed, yet cheesy

This was the second time that I've seen it, and I noticed somethings that I didn't notice before.  I noticed that it's in the future, but it's the the music is very 80s ish and one person was wearing parachute pants!! Bruce Willis was pretty awesome in this movie, but I dare you to name a movie in which he isn't awesome.  We still have at least 2 more movies with Bruce Willis left in our collection, but they're closer to the end of our collection.  The movie was very cheesy, but it was pretty fun too.  I enjoyed it, Matt fell asleep.
Next up: 50 First Dates, Finding Neverland, First Blood

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 51: Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Whose Movie:  Steph's

Rating: Timeless

We finally watched Fiddler.  We've stalled on this one for almost 3 months because Matt, while he can agree that it's a good movie, he finds it really depressing.  Which I can see.  I mean the movie is about how the Jews of the city of Anatevka are persecuted and eventually kicked out of the country.  But in the three hours, it's mostly about Tevye and his relationship with his three oldest daughters as they prepare to get married.  I think that's why I love this movie/play so much, as it's about a father who loves his daughters so much he is willing to move away from the traditions of his religion in order to accommodate them  and their future husbands, but only up to an extent.  He does have his limits.  I'll imbed his limit below, so I don't spoil it, but you can watch if you want to see it.  It's a beautiful scene, and it makes me cry every time I see this movie.

What I also love about this movie/play is the symbolism of the Fiddler.  He represents the Jewish traditions that Tevye and the town of Anatevka follow, and if you watch closely through the movie, if he's not there, the theme song is there, and you can see when they follow traditions and when they have to choose between doing the traditional thing and when to follow a new idea.

One other thing about this movie.  Topol is the best Tevye ever, in my opinion.  He does an amazing job capturing all the emotions that Tevye is feeling. 

Next up: Fifth Element, 50 First Dates, Finding Neverland

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 50: Fanboys and Fantastic Mr. Fox


Whose Movie: Mutual Buy

Rating: Must watch for a Star Wars nerd!

This movie is totally awesome.  If you love Star Wars, then you would love this movie.  I love that when we watch it, Matt answers all the Star Wars trivia questions before the characters do.   I think we love this movie because we are these characters.  We LOVE Star Wars.  We own the original trilogy 3 times over (4 if we decide to buy the Blu Ray edition), and if you've ever been over to our apartment, you know about our Star Wars lego collection.  The movie is hilarious, but if you're a fanboy, then you can totally relate.  The movie is also rife with cameos.  If you watch the movie, keep your eyes open for Shatner, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Seth Rogan and Jay and Silent Bob.  We also found it amusing when they paid a visit to Riverside, IA.  As someone who has visited there, we could recognize that they weren't really there, and that they have obviously never been there.  But it was fun to watch.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Whose Movie: Matt's

Rating: A Cuss good movie.

This is one of those movies that we can watch over and over and over again and it will never get old.  This is hilarious.  The plot is great, the dialogue is great, and the voice acting is great.   We love this movie so much that we could probably watch it fifty times in a row and never get tired of it.  

Next up: Fiddler on the Roof, The Fifth Element and 50 First Dates.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 49: Evil Dead and Evil Dead II

Evil Dead

Whose Movie:  Mutual Buy
Rating: Campy, but it's Sam Raimi :)

This movie is totally awesome.  It's supposed to be scary, but you end up laughing through the whole thing.  the effects are terrible, the plot is awful, but it all fits together to be so bad it's good.  The real star is Bruce Campbell, who totally rocks as the hero of this movie.  This movie is also very controversial because of a scene where **SPOILER ALERT** a tree rapes a woman.  All in all I can watch this movie over and over again, because it's very entertaining.
Evil Dead II

Whose Movie: Mutual Buy
Rating: Even campier than the first.

The best part about this movie is that it TOTALLY re-writes the first movie in the beginning.  Don't believe me? Watch both of them.  The next best part of this movie: 90% of it is Bruce Campbell vs. Bruce Campbell.  This movie has a lot more slapstick in it than the first.  It also has a pretty weak plot.  But again, this is a movie that is so bad, it's good.  And it totally sets up for the conclusion of the trilogy: Army of Darkness, which we don't own.

Next up: We begin the F's: Fan Boys, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Fiddler on the Roof.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 48: Escape from LA

Escape from LA

 Whose Movie: Matt's

Rating: Campy with a side of disbelief

Okay, so I think that Escape from New York is the better movie.  Matt thinks that this one has the better music.  I think Kurt Russell has a better costume in the other one.  I like this one because it takes place in LA, my home turf.  When they talk about things I know where they, so I could figure out that it's IMPOSSIBLE to hang glide from the QUEEN MARY to DISNEYLAND on the Santa Ana winds, in less than 10 minutes. *eye roll*  The movie was so campy, that it included Bruce Campbell, King of Campy movies in a bit part.  It was enjoyable, and if you have seen the first movie, it was incredibly predictable.  But, it's a bad Kurt Russell movie, what more could you want?

Next up: Evil Dead 1 & 2, Fan Boys, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.