Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Movie Update

I know that as the summer roles around people across the globe turn to the HoD to let them know what to watch. “What movies are worth watching Mr Dagromm?” they yell. Well fear not people of Earth I have heard your pleas and will help you in your time of need. Here is a quick run down of a few movies that I have watched as of late.

Iron Man

I don’t know if you’ve heard of this little motion picture, but if you have then you’ve probably heard that it’s pretty darn good…..and it is. The acting performances were good, the dialogue was fun, the look was spot on, and there were a lot pretty girls as Tony Stark really enjoys being a billionaire. This might be the best “summer blockbuster” of the year and after watching it, I’m already looking forward to the new Batman movie less. This movie is a strong A-.

Baby Mama

This movie was as funny to me as Knocked Up was supposed to be. I find Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Dax Sheppard to all be xtremely funny people. I think this is one of those movies that will circle back around as people catch it on video, etc. and realize that it’s really good. It also has smaller parts played by Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, and others that I didn’t realize were in the show. Check this one out and expect to get an A-.

Penelope

This is a movie that stars Christina Ricci as a girl that is born with the curse of having a pig snout and ears, a really cute figure, and a big sexy forehead. My daughter was all excited to see this movie, and was in to it from the outset. The best part of the movie to me other than Ricci and Reese Witherspoon was getting to mortify my daughter and wife at the ticket counter when I asked for three tickets to “Pee-nil-lope”. The movie is fluffy and nice and if you’ve got 8 or 9 year old daughters then it should be right in their wheel house. This one is a cuddly A- and might already be available on video.

Southland Tales (DVD)

Have you ever watched a movie that was overloaded with stars and resulted in a film that was an overwhelming disaster? 15 minutes into this flick I called FEMA and reported a disaster in Hollywood and its name was Southland Tales. This movie has everything you could ever want in a bad movie; bad acting, directing, effects, editing, cinematography, poor gaffing, and I suspect the Best Boy even under delivered. This really hurts me to write since it included former Crotch Wizard, The Rock, but I suppose this is really just indicative as to why he didn’t make it with us. It also has Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amy Poehler, Christopher Lambert, Jon Lovitz, John Larroquette, Mandy Moore, Miranda Richardson, Seann William Scott, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Smith, Janeane Garofolo. I blame how bad this movie is on Will Sasso and Nora Dunn who are also in it.

On shear name power and spectacle of atrociousness I give this movie an A-.
P.S. I know this post very easily lends itself to adding pictures, but it took too long to delete comments yesterday so I went without.

8 comments:

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

NS, the husband, refuses to pronounce Penelope 'correctly', too...even for real-life women's names. It was a cute movie, but I thought she looked quite cute with the snout; it made her eyes look hypnotic.

jaz said...

I would post something meaningful, but it would probably be deleted.

Dagromm said...

Woo-woo - Glad you came by. I agree, whereas the snout would be rather unfortunate she was still otherwise very cute and rich. I think most guys could get past it.

JAZ - It's always a risk.

Susan said...

Since you finally gave the thumbs up, I'll go see Iron Man. I don't watch a movie without the HoD approval.

Dagromm said...

Susan - Good call. You'll enjoy it, although the part after the credits gives me pause.

Cyber D said...

Iron Man was totally rad.

Alabama Jeans said...

Anything good opening this weekend?

Dagromm said...

Cyber D - Tubular, one could say.

AJ - You know it!!!