Tag: romance

Passengers

Passengers

Posted December 26, 2016

I’ve been interested in seeing Passengers since I first saw the trailer. Shiny sci-fi with a bit of romance, a bit of fun and a bit of danger. Even a mystery to unravel. Plus a chance for two endearing actors to prove themselves in a starring vehicle. Then after hearing whispers that critics weren’t kind, I wasn’t sure. I refuse to read any reviews or judge a film on anything but the trailer until I’ve seen it myself… so I went to see it for myself with a bit of trepidation. It was pretty much exactly what I thought it’d […]

The Lucky One

The Lucky One

Posted September 21, 2012

I’ve never watched a movie as piecemeal as The Lucky One. There isn’t really an entire scene in the whole movie. It’s 2 lines of dialog and moving on. A nice shot of someone running or walking, moving on. Three lines of dialog… I’m not even exaggerating. I think there were maybe five scenes or less where there were more then 3 lines of in the entire movie. Which is a death knell for a romantic, character movie like this. Because we never really experience the characters. We see them for an hour and a half. We get glimpses through […]

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Posted December 30, 2011

This movie wasn’t really what I expected. From the preview I expected a little funny and more sex than there actually was. But it was *really* funny, much funnier than anything I’ve seen in a long time. And not a contrived sort of funny, just a really natural kind of funny. I like Steve Carell when he’s not trying to be funny and in this he was a really understandable, normal guy. I loved to see the evolution of his character and how believable it was. Ryan Gosling wasn’t entirely what I expected. I think I expected more charm, less […]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Posted November 19, 2011

I am definitely in the minority, and I realize that. Breaking Dawn is on track to make $140M this weekend (proving the power of women at the box office when they’re captivated). Many

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

Posted April 21, 2011

I’d read the book, and I don’t particularly like Robert Pattinson, and I both loved and hated the elephant. So my curiosity of this movie had me kind of excited to see it.

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Posted March 7, 2011

We need more action romances so it becomes its own genre.

As much as I talk about fun work stuff, I try not to get into the nitty gritty of some of it because, honestly, that can spoil some of the fun of it and also tends to create cynicism. But

The Tourist

The Tourist

Posted December 12, 2010

The Tourist is a nearly flawless film. Which is not to say it’s the best move I’ve ever seen, or great or wonderful or epic. It simply means there wasn’t anything wrong with it, nothing that

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Posted July 6, 2010

I think, though still flawed, Eclipse is the best of the Twilight films thus far.

Before I even begin I should say that it’s my favorite book. I like how romantic it is and I like Jacob and Edward talking in the tent and the whole little kerfuffle

17 Again

17 Again

Posted August 15, 2009

In some ways, Zach Efron completely makes this movie. And not just because he’s a lot more interesting to watch than Matthew Perry.

The premise is something we’ve seen plenty of before but it manages to be fresh and enjoyable in this

Sydney White

Sydney White

Posted October 6, 2007

This wasn’t quite as sweet and cute and charming as I’d hoped. Not sure why. I think some things that were intended to be funny or cute just sort of fell flat.