Monday, August 20, 2007

The Red Carpet


And the awards go to...


Scottsdale Girl

Orhan Kahn



The Simpsons Movie:
I've anticipated a Simpsons movie ever since I was a kid. Now that they've finally made one, I don't really care anymore. They waited too long. "I think this is the end of an era," Hoop said as we left the theater. That's what it felt like too, the end. Not that I was expecting a huge blockbuster or anything, come on it's the SIMPSONS, but I expected something more than what was delivered. It felt like a really long and somewhat dull episode. Hoop and I agree, they should have left it on the TV. Two out of five sporks.

Bourne Ultimatum
There aren't any surprises here. Jason Bourne is pissed and he's out to get information. True to Bourne form, the movie was filled with good stunts and tricky situations. The end tied up loose strings and we all left the theater satisfied. The only problem I had with this movie was the filming. Like in
"Ocean's Twelve", they didn't seem to use a stand for the camera. The shots were jerky/shaky. At one point the main characters stopped moving and the camera kept doing circles around their faces. Blech. Motion sickness.Three out of five sporks.

Stardust Beautiful. Funny. Clever. "The Princess Bride" of the new age. Its only flaw is that I didn't write it. I was sceptical when I heard that Robert De Niro was playing a pirate. Then again, my opinion might have been colored by Johnny Depp, the man who makes criminals look good. But I'm telling you now, NO ONE could have played the part better. Five out of five sporks.

Rush Hour 3
The best part of the movie were the bloopers during the end credits. For that alone I might recommend seeing this movie. Otherwise, don't waste your money at the theater. Like the other two, Rush Hour 3 is completely unrealistic and filled with corny jokes and slapstick fight scenes. Only, unlike the first two, we've seen these bits already. Overplayed and under-funny. One out of five sporks.

The Lost Room
Hoop and I picked up this Sci-Fi mini-movie series for $5. We had no idea what it was about. I chose it based on the cover alone. After watching it, I would definitely place it on my top five "great finds" list. The plot revolves around a hotel room and what happened to it one night in 1961. The room disappeared, it's objects scattered throughout the world. But those who have the key can still unlock it. What happens when a man's daughter goes into the room and disappears? Will the objects help him find her, or further enmesh him in the mystery of the room? Five out of five sporks.

Stranger Than Fiction
I know this one came out awhile ago, but Hoop and I just got around to seeing it. I'm not a big Will Farrell fan. I thought he killed his career with "Zoolander." But then "Elf" came out and I was proven wrong. Apparently someone DOES want to pay him for crap. But this movie surprised me. Not only was it really really well written and directed, but I didn't want to hurt him once the entire time! It's a movie I could watch more than once, which is saying a lot for me. Hoop and I gave it five out of five sporks.

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At 21 August, 2007, Blogger fiwa said...

Thanks for the movie reviews - I'd been wavering about whether or not to see Stardust, so glad to hear it's good.

The Lost Room was I think, a movie made by the Sci-Fi channel. I remember wanting to watch it and then never got around to it.

Stranger than Fiction was just recommended to me by someone else and I had forgotten the title. So thanks for the reminder. :)

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

I kinda had a feeling that The Simpsons movie would be a lot like movies made from SNL skits. They never work when dragged out that long. But, I'll still probably still see it at some time.

When I saw the trailer for Stardust and saw De Niro as a pirate I kind of laughed. I saw him standing on the pirate ship saying "Hey! You talkin' to me?" haha

He does so much gangster stuff we forget how good he really is.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Sunshine said...

Thank you for your movie reviews. Now I can put a couple things on my Netflix queue because there's been no time to go to the movie theater and actually watch anything!

Good nominations, I shall peruse them!

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Lynnea said...

Stardust on my list. Lost Room also listed now.

Its funny I hated Bill Murray for a long time till I saw What About Bob and it got me in the funny bone. Then he made the astounding movie Lost in Translation and my respect went up oodles. Will Ferrell just gets me laughing - I know its not the most intellectual of stuff but I don't know, it just works for me. Then I saw Stranger Than Fiction and boy was I impressed.

I guess there's no accounting for taste sometimes, ha ha. Its like the three stooges and guys - who can ever figure out why they love them?

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Pamer said...

tell me more about The Red Carpet!! That might be the most anticipated Tink Movie Review

Lost Room was really Cool!!

Lookng forward to seeing Stardust

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger mamatulip said...

I felt the same way about the Simpsons movie.

Stranger Than Fiction is a movie that I've tried to see more than once and have never been able to watch fully. What I've seen has been great, though, and I am no Will Farrell fan either.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Kell said...

Thanks for the great reviews. I feel so behind, the only thing I've seen is Stranger Than Fiction and that's only because my friend dragged me out of the house to do it. I liked it, too.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Newt said...

The Lost Room was really good.
And I want to see Stardust. Thanks for the review. It looks fantastic. And it was written by one of my favorite authors.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Mary said...

I've only seen 2 of the movies--the borne ultimatium and stranger than fiction, saw both of them last weekend ;)

I really like the borne movie--we'd seen all 3, but I still think 1 was the best...

Stranger than fiction was really good, and I don't know if I was jaded by the voice over, but I agree the ending wasn't stellar. I already sent it back to blockbuster, but Tom wants to see it, so maybe the secodn time thru will be better

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger meno said...

We have similar taste in movies, it would appear. I LOVED Stardust, and Princess Bride for that matter. Everytime i see the movie and she says "You're alive. If you'd like i can fly." I sigh a sigh of pure happiness.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger geenalyn said...

love your movie reviews. I'm so glad i didn't let Peter drag me out to the theatre to see the Simpsons movie.

Stranger then Fiction was a great movie and i'm not a fan of Will Farrell's either.

Thanks for the award...i'm literally beaming from ear to ear right now :)

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Katie said...

I loved Stranger Than Fiction. The ironies got me. And I want to see Stardust but am wondering how I will get Alec to see it with me - especially since we haven't been to the theater in over 3 years. Argh.

At 21 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh Stardust sounds just like a movie I would love. I'm going to check that one out.

At 21 August, 2007, Blogger Me said...

Aw, my first blogger award! You're too kind to me. Thank you.

You know, I didn't even know about Rush Hour 3 until recently.

At 22 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great reviews! I'll keep your words in mind when we hit the DVD store in the coming months (I get headaches in theatres so we don't see anything there anymore -- and yes, I'm sad about it).

Didn't you love Maggie Gyllenhal (I've totally spelled her name wrong and don't care) in Stranger than Fiction? Gawd, she's so good with Will Farrell and that was totally unexpected. And when he brought her "flours" I nearly started crying it was such a sweet moment.

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger Peggy said...

Thanks for the award! I am also grateful for the movie reviews. Some of those movies will probably not make it over here and I can now make a decision about watching them when they come on Sky TV.

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger Terri said...

too funny; I really enjoyed Bourne Ultimatum EXCEPT for several shots that showed a big blurry blob of a head and then the wobbly shot of the other person talking to them. It was aggravating but overall I enjoyed the movie. I'll definitely check out Stardust and The Lost Room. Thanks!

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger Terri said...

by the way I FINALLY added you to my favorites list (even though you have been a favorite for a while)!

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger Nettie said...

SNIFF! You gave me an award. I've never received an award before. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. I would like to take this time to thank you for honoring me with this award, it means more to me than you will ever know. Shucks.....where's my tissue?

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Awesome reviews - thank you! Now I feel that I HAVE to see Stardust, and am mightily intrigued by The Lost Room.

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger captain corky said...

Thanks for my award Tink! I'm going to print it out and hang it on my fridge. ;)

I wanna see Stardust and I also want to see Superbad. I hear it's amazing.

At 22 August, 2007, Blogger mrspao said...

We're definitely going to see the last Bourne film because I want to know what happens :) It isn't out here for a bit so we're going to watch it in the US! Hooray!!


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