Friday, October 15, 2004

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Goodness. I'd never seen this. Imagine that. So B'qi made me watch it. ;-) Okay, I was up for it. But yeah... I'm glad I watched it! Sean Connery and Harrison Ford are just great together in this... So much great banter between the two of them. Teehee. Yay for banter. 3.5 stars.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

Knowing how revolutionary this would have been at the time, I thought it was pretty good. Only thing is I'm not a big advocate of "what you feel is what you should do." Now THERE'S a good philosophy. Not. But anyway. Back to the movie. Pretty good... at least it's definitely a classic and I'm glad I've seen it. This was apparently Spencer Tracy's final movie, too. A good one for him to have picked. 3.5 stars.

Batman (1989)

Hard to believe, huh? That I've never actually seen Batman? Up until now, that is? As we started watching, my dad was like, "Now, this is Tim Burton's directing, which most people either love or hate..." I'm guessing I must be in that "love" category, because this is the third movie of his that I've seen, and all three I really, really like. (Big Fish and Edward Scissorhands were the other two, FYI.) It's such a wonderfully weird mix of really dark stuff and lighthearted whimsy. Gah. I love it. Heh. Might not watch this movie again but it made for a VERY fun first viewing. 3 stars.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

I had read the book of this and found it absolutely hilarious, so when the movie finally got out on DVD I decided I should see it. What I saw almost lived up to my expectations! It nearly kept the spirit of the book and, aside from gratuitous Lindsay Lohan singing sequences, 'twasn't bad as a solo movie either. 3 stars.

Monday, October 4, 2004

Daddy Day Care (2003)

People kept calling this "a great movie," "a hilarious movie." I didn't see anything "great" or "hilarious" about it, but it was fun for one watch. Becca and Ben were two adorable kids, but they were the high points of the movie. Definitely had the potential to be a hilarious movie, but it only had a few moments that made me laugh, and in the end just ended up blah and preachy. Too bad, because it could have been awesome. 2.5 stars.