This holiday break I saw 5 (five!!!) movies – that is nearly my quota for the year!
I reviewed Slumdog Millionare earlier – here are the other gems that I saw:
Yarbs wanted to see Elf but of course it wasn’t available a couple days before Christmas. So we got Fred Claus – it was exactly what I expected. A typical holiday movie – with a feel good ending. It didn’t bill itself as anything else, so just fine for a Vince Vaugh holiday movie.
Burn After Reading was not what I expected at all. Granted, the last scene had Boom and I laughing out loud, but it was an odd, odd movie. Interesting and unexpected, but not my favorite. I think any movie with John Malkovich has to be kinda odd.
The DVD we rented of Traitor had some scratches or something so it kept skipping and getting stuck – highly annoying. But it was pretty good – love Don Cheadle. However it kinda makes things seem hopeless. <Sigh> I wish I had some Muslim friends – just so I could ask questions and learn about their culture. In DC, I had a Muslim friend Amir – and he was great! But we lost touch, and that was my one and only thin connection to the Muslim culture.
We also saw The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe: Part 2 – it was OK. Seemed to me that the kids that went back were not much help to Narnia. But whatever.
Movies are fine, but sometimes it seems like they take up a lot of time that could be better used elsewhere. However, when we were at the Angelika, there were quite a few previews that looked pretty good. So we’ll see if we end up seeing some of those films.