Saturday, October 31, 2009

"My Life in Ruins"

Romantic comedy with Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss.  Nia is Georgia, a laid-off history professor working as a tour guide in Greece.  Richard is Irv, a widower on one of Nia's tours.
Not happy with her life, Nia plans to quit her job as a tour guide.  On her final tour, Nia and Richard become friends.  During the tour, Nia learns to change her outlook in life and starts live life, meets a handsome guy, and make a decision on what she wants to do going forward.
Good movie, safe for a first date.  Check it out some time.  Enough laughs and moments to make it worthwhile to rent.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Movie with Don Cheadle as an undercover CIA operative acting as an explosive expert.  Captured while overseas making an arms deal with Al Queda, Don becomes tangled in a web of deciept that drives him closer and closer to becoming a traitor.

Slow beginning but has a great turn-of-event ending.  Bottom-line:  Good guys always win!  Check it out some time; safe for a first date movie.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Ten Minutes"

A short story by Zeke Rutledge recently published on Associated Content:
Ten Minutes: Short Story About a Decorated Veteran's Return Home.

Not bad, may be a good start for a movie!

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Couples Retreat"

Comedy about four couples who agree to go on a tropical-island vacation for marriages needed "help".  One couple is there to work on their marriage; the others are there to enjoy a fun vacation.  However, once there, they realize the resort's therapy sessions are not optional.
Funny movie, first-date all the way.  So what if it is about relationships in trouble, you are fine.  Great cast with Vince Vaughn, Jon Favereau, Jason Bateman, and others....  Also, gotta like Jean Reno in his role as marriage guru!  And, Vince's son in the movie will have you going!
PS:  Look for the line "Honey,... I will be the biggest ass you have ever seen!"

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Terror-Comedy about a loner who teams up with three other "zombie-virus" survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. Actors include Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Ruben Fleischer, Emma Stone, and a brief cameo by Bill Murray.
Once you get past the blood and terror, the movie will have you laughing in the aisle.  Safe first date movie only if your blossoming relationship can stand a blood and gore comedy!  Check it out some time.

Friday, October 02, 2009

"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"

Romantic comedy based on the theme from "A Christmas Carol" with Matthew McConaughey as Connor Mead, womanizer who swears off marriage and commitment.  Invited to his brother's wedding, he meets an old flame Jenny Perotti, played by Jennifer Garner.  He still has feelings but remains steadfast in maintaining his playboy reputation until he is visited by the ghost of his Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas), who taught Conner about the ways of women.  Uncle Wayne's ghost warns Connor that he'll be visited by three ghosts - past, present, and future girlfriends.
Safe first-date movie, ending was expected.  Mainly watched to see how the storyline played out.  Glad to have waited till it came out on DVD versus paying a premium at the theater.  Check it out when you get a chance. 

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