Sunday, September 18, 2011

Movies This Week

I'm a day late on this one because yesterday I was out all day seeing movies. I went with a couple friends to the $3 movie theater and we watched three movies from 12:30-9:00. We had a dinner break in the middle there - not just watching 3-hour movies.

So, with that being said, I managed to see 5 this week. Four of them were seen on Friday and Saturday.

Silver Streak (1976). Action/comedy/mystery kinda thing starring Gene Wilder as someone who witnessed a murder on a train and now has to prove it happened. Richard Pryor plays the escaped thief who helps him. Not terribly funny or suspenseful, so it kind of fails on both ends. 2/5.

Our Idiot Brother (2011). Paul Rudd plays a well-intentioned hippie who keeps accidentally messing up his sisters' lives. Not very memorable, but very pleasant, and the three actresses playing the sisters work well together. 2.5/5.

30 Minutes or Less (2011). Action/comedy where Jesse Eisenberg gets a bomb strapped to his chest and is forced to rob a bank. This has a moment or two where I laughed really hard, but the rest of it is gratuitously crude with unpleasant characters. 2/5.

Super 8 (2011). A group of children making a movie start seeing things get really weird in their town and they try to figure out what's going on. Sort of a cross between The Goonies and E.T. (better than the first, almost as good as the second). A very satisfying coming-of-age sci-fi flick. 4/5.

Horrible Bosses (2011). Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day all have horrible bosses and try to kill them off. So much funnier than I thought it would be. It turns out to be actually a pretty good black comedy. Where 30 Minutes or Less felt unnecessarily crude, all the rude moments in this are really used to enhance the story and are some of the funniest moments of the movie. 3.5/5.

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