Wednesday, June 30, 2010


To beat the heat, I saw some movies recently.

The A-Team.  You've probably seen the show, but maybe, like me, don't remember it so well.  I didn't think I'd really like it, but they did just enough background/overview (something I sometimes get bored with in action/comic/revival movies), a lot of set up, and super funny MacGuyvering.
The explosions were generally loud enough to cover the sounds of the loudest possible foods we could have brought with us, so that was good too.
I had the hardest time with the practical end of things, which I think I'm just supposed to ignore in a movie like this.  Oh, we're stuck on a burning island, and have to be in LA in a minute?  Face says "give me 20 minutes" and comes back with a boat.  Where did he get the boat?  Where did they get ANYTHING?  Noone knows.  But it's NBD.   It was way more fun than hanging out at my poorly air conditioned house.

Yesterday I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at the Bourse.  I think this movie (or maybe just the book) has been out forever, and the theatre was still pretty full (on a Monday) so a lot of people must like it.

This is not a date movie.  I'll start with that.  It's pretty rapey in a couple parts, and that's weird to even sit next to your bf and watch, let alone someone you're trying to impress. 
So, it's a cold-case, young girl disappears, we're still trying to find her 50 years later thing.  It has a law-and-order bend, but the good kind - like when you see one good episode of one of these crime shows that makes  you think they might be okay?  
I want to say it was a mix of Castle, Lost (the Dragon Tattoo girl is a total goth Kate Austin), Hard Candy, one of the Hannibal movies (but maybe not the one), and HappyTown (is anyone else watching that?).  And while something could be a mix of all the bad parts of those, I think this was a mix of the good parts.
It was long, but that was okay.  I like it when a movie is too long, but you don't mind watching it.  (Not like Funny People.  That would have been a good one if it was short.) 
Spoiler:  you'll only see the dragon tattoo during the really sexy parts.  And it has nothing to do with the movie.
Yeah, go see it.
I also want to see Winter's Bone, Breathless (again, while I can) and Please Give.  Anyone?


sarah said...

breathless is leaving thursday fyi. i'm there tonight if you want to come. and the sequal to dragon tattoo is coming out tomorrow FYI.

sarah said...

and. i want to see winters bone. so let's go on a date.

Amber Reeves said...

i want to see winter's bone too. can we make it a thing?

pinchefresco said...

Into Please Give.