My puppy thinks she’s a camel. She drinks as much water as she can in hopes she can store it but five minutes later we all learn that she CAN’T. It’s getting old. And for as many times as I yell, “No bite!” in a day you’d think SOMEONE would get it. But no. Moxie bites everybody and Ziva bites Moxie. Seriously.
I thought I’d talk about some movies I’ve seen lately. I’m still eager to see most of the Oscar nominees but for now it’s limited to Netflix and Redbox.
Waiting for Superman Well. It was interesting for sure but simplistic in its views. “Here’s the problem, this fix worked here so we should just apply it everywhere and that will solve everything, right?!” Oh, and teachers suck for the most part. It was sad to see the kids trying to get into better schools, I actually cried, but I thought the movie was off-base in its blame and its idea of what reform should look like. It’s probably great fodder for the likes of Governor Walker.
The Social Network Great movie, very entertaining. It doesn’t make me feel any different about Facebook, though I do feel bad for all the people out there who had the idea first. I heard two guys interviewed on NPR who had created a similar program at Stanford. They aren’t upset, just proud to know they had the idea first. Anyway, actually a good film and Justin Timberlake so…
Brothers This is the one with Tobey Maguire as the Marine brother, Natalie Portman as his wife and Jake Gyllenhall as the loser brother who turns good. Surprisingly good movie. Very compelling and dramatic. Bailee Madison plays their older daughter and she is quite the little actress, Jt and I were both very impressed. I’m biased because 1. Natalie Portman *swoon* and 2. Jake Gyllenhaal *drool* but Jt liked it as well so you don’t have to take my word for it.
This Film is Not Yet Rated Excellent expose of the MPAA ratings board. It’s similar to a Michael Moore film in that just when you think you get what he’s trying to say you’re hit with another huge “OMG, DO THEY REALLY DO THAT?” moment. Excellent movie, rather graphic so, you know, don’t watch it with your kids…or your parents.
My Flesh and Blood I thought this documentary about a woman who adopted 11 special needs kids would be sad but also uplifting and motivating. Turns out it mostly just sad. If you are interested in this kind of thing I’d say watch it but it doesn’t paint a rosy picture of this particular family.
The Parking Lot Movie Loved this. It’s a documentary chronicling the lives of the parking lot attendants at one lot over the course of three years. I don’t think you have to have worked in parking to enjoy this but if you did it’s a must-see.
For Colored Girls Good. Overdone (hello, it’s Tyler Perry) but still a good story and great acting. Recommended as long as you can handle bad things happening to kids in movies. It kind of tangles all of the awfulness of being black and/or poor in America into one giant ball.
That’s all I’ve got for now, I’m obviously not good at writing reviews but I do love discussing movies. Have you seen these? What movies, new or old, would you recommend?