Monday, December 5, 2011

at the movies

Over the weekend Shane & I actually didn't have too much going on so we rented a few movies - a couple that I added made note of while watching some previews (isn't it annoying how some movies now don't let you skip through the previews?).

Anyway - I'm a sucker for a good story line, something sometimes kinda quirky and different than the big box stuff. Although, truth be told I am wishing my niece was a teeny bopper (just for this month - then I'll rewind her back to 8years old) so I could have a date to go see the new Twilight movie.

Examples of movies that I could (and have) watch over and over are:

Garden State - A little dark, but also funny and sad and has one of the best soundtracks in a LONG time.

Juno - I'm not sure I've ever loved so many one-liners from a movie, ever. Ellen Page is AMAZING and who doesn't love Bleaker? This is probably my most favorite movie in the past 10 years.

I'm also a HUGE Kevin Smith fan. Mallrats is my favorite but Clerks & Clerks II are right up there. The only one I've really never liked would be Dogma - just too out there for me.

There are several more, but those are definitely some of my top picks!

So recently I've seen a few that while they are no Juno, they definitely won me over:

The Music Never stopped. It's sad, it's amazing, it's inspiring. Again, LOVE the soundtrack.

An Invisible Sign. I'm not a huge Jessica Alba fan, but I think she NAILED it in this movie. It has a couple scenes that made me cringe, but when the movie ended I was like wow. I really really liked that. You will fall in love with the little girl Lisa.

Peep Show. If you think you have a messed up family, or crazy siblings… This will make you feel a bit more normal. Not the BEST movie, but something different.

Super. A little out there for me, and honestly I wouldn't have agreed to watching it if it weren't for Ellen Page. She defines Bat Shit Crazy in this movie! It's good for a few giggles, but also a little gruesome. Always fun when Kevin Bacon makes an appearance.

Hope you enjoy! Now, who wants to go see Twilight with Me? :)