Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

Another in the Mission Impossible franchise.  Not a big fan but actually liked this one.  A few twisting and turning and light-hearted comments from Simon Pegg.  Glad to have watched this one at the theater, just did not like the late night time (chosen by my significant other). Consider it a a safe first date movie!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Everything Must Go"

Will Farrell takes the lead role in this IFC style movie.  Accused of sexual harrassment, he is let go from his job.  Divorce looming in the near future and banned from his house, he ends up living in his front yard.  Forced to sell his belongings, he decides to sell everything!

Good movie for viewers who like independent films.  Would wait as a first date movie. Do watch later though.... If you like IFC!

"The Debt"

Movie with Helen Mirren as an Israeli Mossad agent.  Her team is on a mission to capture a Nazi doctor and bring him in for war crimes.  But, things don't go as planned.

Good movie.  Like the turn of events and the ending.  Would wait as a first date movie but would rent it later as the relationship matures.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"30 Minutes or Less"

Comedy with Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari, who have been best friends since childhood!  Jesse is a pizza delivery man and Aziz is a substitute teacher.  Jesse has a thing for Aziz's hottie for a sister but Aziz does not approve.

In parallel to the opening storyline, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson are also best friends.  Danny is the mastermind; Nick is the crony.  Together they scheme to hire an assassin to kill Danny's father played by Fred Ward.  Why?  So Danny can inherit the remaining millions of dollars his dad won from the Lotto!

While brainstorming the plan to kill Danny's father, Danny and Nick see a pizza commercial on the television.  It is this point that starts the main storyline... Jesse and Aziz rob a bank because Danny and Nick strapped a bomb to Jesse and will blow him up if he does not do what they tell him!

Funny moments, borderline for a first date movie only because its about blackmailing someone to do illegal things.  Still was entertaining to watch!

"The Help"

Not much more to say about this one other than we like Emma Stone, we like the movie, and it is a definite safe first date movie.  Here is a link to IMDB that provides more details!

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

James Franco stars in a prequel of the Planet of the Apes!  It shows how things began and hints to the origin of how Apes became the dominant species on Earth.  Liked the storyline and the characters - especially John Lithgow's portrayal of the confused father, stricken with Alzheimers.

Safe first date movie.  Do rent this one when you get a chance!

"Hangover Part 2"

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakas, and Justin Bartha return for another bachelor party.  This time it's in Thailand for Stu's (Ed Helms) wedding.  Not wanting to relive Las Vegas, they all agree to have a low key get together with "sealed" bottles of beer as their only alcohol.  It did not work,... hang on for another wild ride of "what did we do last night" flashbacks!

Funny moments but hold off as a first date movie.  Several scenes will shut down a chance for a new relationship to grow into something more!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

"Friends with Benefits"

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star in this "romantic comedy".  Justin is a hotshot art director /marketing guru.  Mila is a recruiter who is working with GQ Magazine to hire Justin.  Things go well and Justin accepts the job at GQ.  One thing leads to another and Justin and Mila, both tired of relationships, agree to have sex with no strings attached.
Funny moments, was entertained, just hold off as a first date.  The theme of friends with benefits should be enough to make it a non-first date movie.  But, add the sex scenes and it definitely is a no go for a first date.  Do check it out, just wait till later.

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