Category Archives: Movie Review

A Movie I’ve Watched More Than Any Other…

Today’s post a day topic is what movie have you watched more than any others…which, frankly, is a difficult question to answer and depends on a lot of factors. For example, if we’re saying what movie have I watched most over my entire lifetime, then it would probably be one of the films I watched constantly as a child, because I still watch them every so often. So, I decided to narrow it down a bit to say that it’s only from age 15 until now…but even that requires more movies to discuss, since I love films.

If we’re stating what movie I’ve watched most overall since then, it’s probably Crash. The film is absolutely outstanding and one of the best. I know it practically by heart. However, I rarely decide to watch this when I’m by myself. Most of the times I’ve watched it was because my friends have to see and I’m happy to be the one to show it to them.

Now, when I’m by myself, the film I’ve chosen to watch the most would have to be Almost Famous. It’s beautiful and I find something new in it every time. I love that movie, and you should probably check it out if you haven’t already.

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Fun Day

Today was fun for the most part. The only exception being working on a paper…and my policies with children and youth class probably can’t be considered fun since we watched a video on child maltreatment, but it was interesting. I saw Blue Valentine and it was AMAZING. The romantic pessimist in me was pleased. Anyway, this is quick because I’m leading group therapy tomorrow for the first time at my internship and I need to find an activity for the boys before I go to sleep…and since I have to be up at 7:30, sleep should come soon…

On the Academy Awards

My sister and I have a movie blog, so I wrote in there today about the Academy Award announcements, specifically Christopher Nolan and a comparison to Alfred Hitchcock. In the interest of time, I shall direct you to that post.

Dear Generic Movie Couple,

I realize that the two of you are in love, but frankly, some of the choices you make I don’t enjoy watching. I’m writing you this letter so that maybe, just maybe, you can have a happier relationship and one that doesn’t make me gag…

First of all, if you’re trying to save the world or your country or something else that’s precious and will affect a lot of people, could you PLEASE wait and kiss until AFTER you’ve saved said item. It seems to me that you are constantly kissing during an intense moment of peril, and this wastes about fifteen seconds that end up being precious. Someone will probably die, and this death probably could have been avoided if you had put your hormones in check and waited on that kiss.

Also, I’d appreciate it if you would just stop with the “I hate this person, but am now forced to spend time with them, and miraculously I love him” act. It doesn’t happen in real life. If I was locked in a room with the guy that annoys me the most in the world, we would not come out in love. The best case scenario is that we both come out alive.

Now, to you romantic leading men out there, can you please stop with the cheesy lines already?!?! No one is clever enough to come up with those lines in real life. No woman will ever have a man chase her down on New Year’s Eve to recite the speech from When Harry Met Sally. And none of us should be expecting a guy to stand outside our window with a boombox playing “In Your Eyes” so we can forgive him. OH, and another thing, all these speeches and everything are usually a way for the guy to ask for forgiveness when he acted like a jerk, teaching us that it’s ok for a guy to act like a jerk as long as he is extravagant later. Awesome lesson.

People don’t ride off into the sunset at the end of the day. Don’t give me that crap. And all your problems are not solved the minute you fall in love. A more realistic view of love would be nice, but most importantly, please save the world before you make out…

Sincerely.

Concerned Movie Fan

P.S. None of this applies to Westley, because I feel terrible guilt that I am unable to take Cary Elwes seriously in any other role, and therefore can’t yell at him…

The Informant Review

Let me start by saying that I love indie movies. I mean, I really really love indie movies. However, there is a major difference between an indie movie and an indie-esque movie.

See, at some point in time, indie movies started to make a good deal of money. When that happened, everyone began to make indie-esque movies, following the same basic formula for an indie movie, but not being half as clever or artistic. The Informant falls into this category.

The storyline is simple enough: seemingly moral guy is working for a company dealing with corn and is upset about price fixing. Eventually, the FBI gets involved in said company and the moral guy tells the FBI everything he knows and becomes an informant (hey, that’s the name of the movie!) for them. Funny things happen, making this a movie that could have done well as a mainstream comedy.

However, instead of turning this movie into a mainstream comedy, they tried to make it indie, and it just didn’t work. It turned what could have been an entertaining comedy into an overly pretentious piece of crap. Maybe I’m being overly harsh, but in my opinion, The Informant is not worth the two hours, especially considering it moves slowly enough to feel like five…