Yay for free movie passes. The hubby and I got to see this advanced screening on Wednesday, courtesy of More FM.
Katherine Heigl plays an unlucky-in-love neurotic young professional who gets love tips from a manly man’s perspective in bagging her ‘perfect’ man.
It’s R16, so expect some crude adult humour and four letter words. Why the people in front of us wanted to bring their little kid along to this I’m not quite sure.
A cute, though predictable story line. I still enjoyed it – after all it’s a romantic chick flick.
By the way, I had a feeling that the guy who played Mike Chadway was from 300. Turns out I was right. He looks much better in The Ugly Truth sans the spray painted abs! (Update: Ok, so I thought those abs looked a bit too fake to be in 300, and Ms Constantine pointed out that the link I gave was to the spoof Meet the Spartans. Lol. King Leonidas has better abs in the real 300 movie.)
The hubby exclaimed one night that we have to go watch District 9.
I didn’t know much about the movie except for the trailers. Hubby explained in a nutshell that whilst awaiting the OK for Halo, Peter Jackson jumped at the opportunity to produce District 9 – a movie that has had rave reviews due to the talent of little known or unknown actors and a very good story line involving aliens stranded in South Africa. Sounded good.
And it was.
I’m not sure how much sway Peter Jackson had on the story, but there were scenes reminescent of his splatter movies like Brain Dead.
I found myself swapping sides a lot in the movie – I was for the humans, then the aliens, then the main character, then I wished he would stop being an ass, then the aliens again.
The story is based on the issues of racial segregation and it was hard not to compare the situation with the Apartheid policy, being set in South Africa and all. It made me a bit ashamed that we as humans possess traits such as racism, prejudice and selfishness.
Good acting, story line, action and special effects, plus popcorn and ice cream make for a great movie experience :)
- First rule of Pregnant Fight Club – you have to be pregnant.
- Second rule of Pregnant Fight Club – no punching the belly.
- Third rule of Pregnant Fight Club – no punching at all.
Actually, no hurting at all. Pregnant Fight Club doesn’t really work does it…?
Let’s just bake cupcakes – I could do with a snack.
Ok, I admit it. The only reason why I wanted to see this was because of Zac Efron. I loved him in Hairspray, which is an awesome movie overall albeit seen on an airplane, and I have been sucked in with all the tweens into seeing this one.
It’s a bit of fun, with some good laughs and lessons that Oprah Winfrey would be proud of.
Unfortunately, it’s also another movie that links popularity with being happy. To be a teen in America is something I’ll never really know about.
It’s taken me a while to watch this movie, mainly to spare the husband from yet another chick flick.
However, I’m glad I watched it with him, and it was’t at all as unbearable as I thought it might be.
I was thinking it was another men-are-bastards (let’s throw stones at them) type of movie that was all one-sided. But I think it was evenly split, and explores a handful of scenarios that make love so complicated for us humans.
The line up of stars is rather impressive. Ben Affleck’s character Neil reminded me of my own husband Neil. Besides the name, he’s always getting stuck with dishes and other chores at family affairs – of course I help him too because I’m nice as well :)
He’s Just Not That Into You is overall a fun, feel-good movie. with eye-candy for all.
Oh deary me!
After having seen Borat, I knew I was in for more themes and scenes that push the boundaries of public cinema.
Some might think it’s sick and stupid, but I think Brüno is hilarious! Rarely do you laugh out loud and get teary-eyed for most of a movie. I laughed so much I was getting short-breathed, but that’s expected of a pregnant woman. (I wouldn’t recommend heavily pregnant women with weak bladders to watch this movie though!)
I haven’t really looked into how much and what was staged, but I have to admit that Sacha Baron Cohen has got some balls.
Just like Borat, a lot of the humour relied on the closed-mindedness of people. I am lucky that I live in New Zealand where issues such as homosexuality do not flare such public rage.
If you’re not a homophobe and have no issues with any form of obscenity then you’ll enjoy Brüno.
Your king Osama looks like a dirty wizard or a homeless Santa.
I have always liked Will Smith and he did a terrific job in this heart-wrenching movie.
Driven by guilt, Ben Thomas is on a mission to help others in life-changing ways, both for them and him.
Ben also has amazing box jellyfish as pets. I didn’t realise how mesmerising they could be, especially in a lit fish tank.
The characters are portrayed beautifully by talented actors and the story line strong enough to hold on to you until the twist at the end.
Seven Pounds is an excellent movie. I definitely recommend it.
Machines versus humans, again, but this time it’s the future and John Connor is no longer the kid with that 90s haircut but a rather spunky Christian Bale.
Jam-packed full of action, the latest Terminator installation is quite entertaining, especially with the choctop icecream and popcorn to keep the pregnant woman going (movie goodies are just as expensive as ever, ouch).
I spent a bit of time fretting about the little bub inside me jumping at every loud noise – which there was plenty. I think the Embassy Theatre had the volume specifically cranked up for Terminator Salvation.
The only thing I found annoying about this movie was the whole time-travelling thing. I can never get my head around it, and to me it ruins the story. John has to save a teenage Kyle Reese so that he can go back later and shag Sarah to create John so that he can lead the Resistance in the future – a role that sees him having to save his father and we loop back. Does it ever end?