Hallo to the one or two of you who read my blog. It sho has been a minute but I have been sooooo busy, it is ridiculous. I have a week to spare and I decided to treat myself, I headed out to the movies and saw Tropic Thunder (TT)and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (VCB)(remember it was on my list of movies I couldn't wait to see).
I'll start with TT. I don't really know what I expected but not until recently did the trailers start making me laugh plus it has RJD in it. It wasn't a waste of $5 (I caught the matinee, lol). I laughed so hard sometimes, loudly too but it did have some moments where it lulled. May I just declare 2008 the year of RJD (yeah yeah i know it's just 2 movies but they were outstanding movies), he was just really the standout of the movie as "the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude!", lol. I say he deserves a nom for this role, comedy or not! ( the academy seems to have it out for comedies). That Ben Stiller sef, dude is just an undercover hottie, Jack Black did what he does best - gross comedy and Tom Cruise was a hoot. Matthew McConaughey just looked older :(. All in all it is not a waste of money.
On to VCB, I love Woody Allen and have actually seen all his recent movies. If you have caught any of his recent movies, you would know that ScaJo has been in them and she was also in this one. It was a good movie, very different, made you think, made you laugh, everything was cool until the end. That was where I found out that the movie had the disease that most movies today have - Bad Ending Syndrome (BES). I was like "this cannot be the end?", alas it was :(. Watching this movie, I grudgingly admit that Javier Bardem is a good actor(which reminded me that I still haven't seen No Country For Old Men(gasp!). Penelope Cruz was looking mighty sexay in this movie, dare i say even more than Miss ScaJo.
Soooo, for those of you who know me, you will know that the REAL movie season for me starts after the overhyped summer blockbusters till December and I saw some previews that got me excited.
- Secret Lives of the Bees: It has Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Hudson, the lovely Dakota Fanning, who is blossoming into a pretty young lady oh and I can't forget Tristan Wilds aka Michael for you Wire fans. I felt so proud watching the preview and seeing fellow African Americans in a movie that looked like it had substance. I think this is a good followup role for Miss JHud ( umm I am intentionally forgetting her role in Sex and the City). So ladies and gentleman be sure to go support and go watch the movie, it comes out October 17.
- Flash of Genius: with Greg Kinnear and Lauren Graham looked good too, a true life story about a man whose windshield wiper idea was stolen by Ford and his fight to be recognised.
Those were the two standout previews for me. I noticed a poster for my dear Keira Knightley (note the sarcasm), who has a movie coming out called The Duchess. Poster had her in dem 1800 get up and an outfit that looks like it required a corset, sooo it is safe to assume the movie is another victorian snoozefest. I have to give it to her , the girl is smart, she knows she is not that great an actress so she sticks to what she knows and hides her lack of talent in this period pieces..all the best to her :D.