Posts Tagged ‘movies’

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Movie #11 of 2011: Eat Drink Man Woman

September 1, 2011

Viewed at home on DVD

I’ve been meaning to watch this for a long time, after seeing the lackluster Hispanic remake, Tortilla Soup. It’s charming and sad. The food prep, for once, did not leave me hungry.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #10 of 2011: Babies

September 1, 2011

Viewed at home from the library

Oh Babies. An enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. I have to admit that my favorite person in the movie was the Mongolian baby’s older brother. Sure, he was kind of a jerk, but the scene were he’s sitting in front of his lego creation, drinking out of a coffee mug and sighing? Even thinking about it now makes me giggle.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #9 of 2011: Bridesmaids

July 18, 2011

Viewed at the Kabuki Sundance Theater*

This movie was sweet and funny and hit several nerves in my own personal storyline. That, plus the drinks, made me switch between laughing and crying the whole time.

  • This was a 21+ only show, and I could bring my wine in with me, making this my new favorite theater ever.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #8 of 2011: Top Hat

June 20, 2011

Viewed at home on DVD

The Astaire/Rogers love continues! Super funny, fantastic dancing, incredible costumes.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #7 of 2011: Midnight in Paris

June 20, 2011

Viewed at the Embarcadero Theater (3rd theater movie)

In one word? Charming! The plot bounced along nicely, it was funny (and I’m pretty sure I missed a few jokes), and Owen Wilson makes a good Woody Allen. I liked that they didn’t make Rachel McAdam’s character unlikable, just not entirely compatible with our hero. Definitely worth watching.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #6 of 2011: Shall We Dance

April 14, 2011

Viewed on DVD at home

I love Rogers/Astaire movies, so it’s hard for me not to like this one. The addition of Gershwin tunes certainly didn’t hurt, either. And it’s funny! William Brisbane as Jim Montgomery, with his goofy facial expressions, just made me die laughing.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #4 of 2011: True Grit

March 2, 2011

Viewed at the AMC Loews Metreon (2nd theater movie)

I loved this movie. Having not seen the original, it was all fresh and interesting and much funnier then I thought it would be. The acting was amazing, and I even loved Matt Damon, who I was wary of, it being a cowboy movie and all. Disappointed that it won zero Academy Awards.

(5 of 5 stars)