Saturday, August 25, 2007

Perfect Stranger

Mom and I went to the theater today but there wasn't really anything worth seeing and the one movie that we thought we may be interested in wasn't playing until tonight. However, a couple of really good movies have recently been released on DVD (so of course I had to buy them) and one of the ones I got was Perfect Stranger. Mom and I wanted to see it when it was in the theaters but other movies kept getting in the way. ha!

Tonight the hubby & I had movie night and the main feature guessed it, Perfect Stranger. There have been a lot of negative comments about this movie but after seeing it tonight I am again reminded why I never pay attention to what the critics think (IMO they get it wrong more often than not).

This was a suspenseful movie about an investigative reporter named Rowenda (Halle Berry) whose friend had an affair with add exec Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis) and then ends up murdered. Rowenda vows to bring her friends killer to justice and, suspecting Hill, she goes undercover to work as a temp in his add agency - engaging in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
This movie kept my analytical mind working throughout its entirety. I really enjoyed it and I'm glad I've got it in my collection.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Becoming Jane

Today's movie with Mom was Becoming Jane; A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Author Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) eventually became famous for writing epic novels like Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

This movie is loosely based on her early years as an aspiring author with dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. As a young woman in the 18th century, writing was not a respectable goal for a young woman. With the entire world telling her she can't achieve her dreams and her parents searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing, Jane meets and falls in love with a charming rogue, Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), who inspires her to write the books generations have come to know and love.

Although there were some funny moments, I felt it was somewhat dark and at times seemed to drag on. It was a good movie, but not anything I would run out to buy once it's released on DVD.

Monday, August 13, 2007


This weekend's movie of choice was Stardust; a whimsical little movie about a young man named Tristran (Charlie Cox) whom we follow on his journey into manhood, as he sets out on a quest to find a fallen star (Claire Danes) and bring it back to the woman he loves in order to prove his love for her.

This is a tale of fantasy with everything you could possibly want in a movie: action, adventure, comedy, and love - something for everyone. All of the performances were outstanding but the performance to talk about was delivered by Robert De Niro, as Captain Shakespeare.

This is one for the collection.

I loved this movie!