Yesterday was our “Mother’s Day Movie Extravaganza!” Which means LilZoot and I were at the theater, watching movies all day. I thought I’d review them for you, in case you were trying to decide what movie to take your kids too. Don’t worry – I wont “spoil’ them. First? I want to comment on a few of the BILLION previews we saw yesterday. We saw some of the same trailers before EVERY movie. One of the flaws to the “Extravaganza” LilZ and I can recite the “Garfield” trailer by heart now. Go on now…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I can not see that trailer enough. At first, when I heard Alfonso Cuaron was taking some creative liberties with the story? I was pissed. I thought – dont change it one bit you bastard – its perfect. But, those trailers really show a lot of the TRUE emotion behind the story – even if its not the exact story itself. I can NOT wait to see it. I get goosebumps every time I hear Daniel Radcliffe shout “Expecto Patronum!” at the end.
The Notebook I read the book. It was the first Nicholas Sparks book I read – and I loved it. I’ve read all his others hoping they’ll be as good – and they all were DREADFUL. So “The Notebook” is the ONLY Nicholas Sparks book I recommend to anyone. The previews? Made me cry. ALL three times. I want to see it.
Sleep Over They didnt give a release date for that one – but I want to see it – it looks VERY cute. Typical Teen-flick – but cute. And kind of original. Kinda.
Garfield I would rather eat Shit. Dog Shit. From someone else’s dogs. Than see that movie.
That Movie With J-Lo and Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon That I Thought Was Going To Be Really Freakin’ Stupid Until I Saw The Trailer And Now I Want To See It I cried during that preview too. It looks really good – I really hate saying that – but it DOES.
It is a damn good thing I was seeing funny movies yesterday or else I would have been in bad shape since I was crying through almost ALL the previews.
Rent it with your kids – but not good enough to watch on your own like some kids movies are. This movie was cute. It had the story line of Cinderella mixed with the characters from Shrek. Add in the modern day touches like was done in A Knights Tale and you have that movie. If I had NOT seen Shrek I might have been a tad bit more entertained. Some of it just seemed overdone though. It was a cute story though. Anne Hathaway does a great job as Ella. She even adds quite a bit of believable emotion to scenes that were a tad bit of a stretch in terms of plot. And her prince? He was played by Hugh Dancy and he did a good job too. Again – he acted well enough to blind you to some of the holes in the story itself. The movie lagged at times, but it was cute.
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Rent it with or without kids. This was a little bit more humor to this movie. It had a tad bit more “grown-up” feel to it. It was still incredibly cheesy, campy and predicatable – but as long as you expect that – it is easy to look past it. Riley Smith played one of the “boy interests” and it was driving me CRAZY who he was the entire movie. After coming home and seeing him on IMDB, I saw it was “Eight Legged Freaks”. Yeah – thats embarassing admitting I saw THAT movie. Jared Padalecki played the role of the OTHER boy interest. Again – I spent the movie trying to decide what HE was from too. “Ring of Endless Light” was his big role. Yep – same movie I first saw Mischa Barton in. Okay – so obviously I spent a lot of the movie obsessing over where I had seen the actors before – but other than that – it was cute – and VERY short. Eugene Levy – annoying as hell – but he just annoys me in general. Update from 2020: I don’t remember disliking Eugene Levy! I love him now! I adore Schitt’s Creek! I’m so sorry for saying this! Andy Richter was funny for about 7.5 seconds. Then his character got really annoying. Overall – a cute renter better WITH kids, but okay without.
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GO SEE THIS MOVIE NOW. I laughed my ASS off through the entire movie. I mean – I can not get over how good that movie was. I’m not going to say anything else – just GO SEE IT NOW. Thanks