Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year -- Movie Review

One baby down, one watching Blue's Clues and the husband watching the game which leave me time for blogging. What a way to spend New Year's Eve.

Christmas was awesome. The kids got so many gifts and my sweetie got me a digital camera. It was on my WISH LIST but I hardly expected it. This year has been financially challenging. I am sure he will be paying for it all year.

In the past few days I have watched quite a few movies; some good, some really's the wrap up.

The Notebook - I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT! What a great movie with great acting. This is the story of a first love, lost love and eternal love. Ryan Gosling (I have to Google him) is adorable and Rachel McAdams has great personality. The story is told through the pages of a notebook that is being read by a gentleman to a women in a nursing home suffering through dementia. I won't say any more that might give the story away but it is totally worth watching.

Hitch - I love Will Smith but I didn't LOVE this movie. I liked it. Will plays a "date doctor who helps the average man score with some above average women. Eve Mendes is annoying as she tries to play the power, I don't need a man to complete me bitch role but eventually falls for Hitch. Kevin James plays the average Joe who hires Hitch to win over the rich chick.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Received the DVD for Christmas. I couldn't wait to pop this baby in. It was OK....I wasn't sure what to expect, I had loved the original so much. I wasn't completely disappointed but I wasn't blown over. Well if you don't know this is the story of poor little Charlie Bucket who wins a Golden Ticket which will get him into the chocolate factory of the eccentric Willie Wonka. The movie is pure Tim Burton who adapted much of the original book by Roald Dahl. I loved seeing how the updated the chocolate factory; film imagery was very different when they filmed the original back in what 1971. My biggest complaint is that Depp is a sadistic version of Michael Jackson this can be a bit annoying at times but other than that I will watch it again. Eventually.

The Longest Yard - I wasn't expecting to like this movie but I did. It wasn't bad at all. I loved Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds . Adam Sandler plays a pro quarter back who is sent to prison and asked to put together a team of inmates to play against the guards. There are some really funny moments as he heads out to recruit inmates. My husband and I laughed out loud.

The Phantom of the Opera - I loved it! The movie was a dramopera if you will. I loved the music. I love musicals! I had never seen Phantom on Broadway so I am not sure if I would feel differently had I. As I was watching it I was wishing that Les Miserables had been done this way when they tried to make it into a movie. EMMY ROSSUM who plays Christine the Chorus girl who the Phantom falls for is talented and has a beautiful voice. I can't wait to see it again. The movie was beautiful, the costumes stunning, the sets exquisite. What more can I say.


  1. I love Nicholas Sparks books. I, too, love the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". I once dragged a friend to see a weekday afternoon matinee of it... we were the only two in the theatre!

  2. I've seen all of them, and I totally agree with you.


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