Sunday, October 12, 2008


For some reason, Jaysen and I have been in serious movie-mode lately. We have watched oodles of them. Some were good...some were not worth my time. So, I thought I would share my thoughts to keep you from making the same mistakes I did. :0)

I had never even heard of this one, but we saw it in the video store and thought it would be nice to watch something different. It wasn't BAD, but it was a bit jumpy and at times hard to follow. And...the ending was WAY not what I expected.
Yes, we rented the Love Guru. My hubby likes comedies such as this. And, as was totally retarded. Not to say that I didn't laugh. Because I did. It was just dumb. You know what I mean?
I got this one to watch while my neice was visiting. It was a special request from her. :0) I have to say that I thought it was super cute. A very good tween movie with a good mystery in it...all Nancy Drew style. Good stuff!
This one was kind of predictable and cheesy. Sorry if I have offended anyone by that. :0) But seriously...he jumps on a horse and rides across the island to stop the wedding? Really?

When I saw the previews for this one my first thought way. EVER. It looked dumb. But the hubby likes stuff like this, so in the Netflix queue it went. I was pleasantly surprised! It wasn't at all what I thought it would be, and the trailer did not portray the true theme for the movie at all.
Um...this one is up there with my favorite movies of all time. I love music {as most of you know} and I truly enjoyed how they brought out the "music of life" in this. The kid does such a great job. When it was done {after I wiped away a few tears} I looked at Jaysen and asked him what he thought. I was sure he wouldn't like it becuase he has hated every other musical I have made him watch with me. But, he surprised me by saying he REALLY liked it. He even told me to go and buy the soundtrack {I had already found the songs on iTunes...} :0)
This one was another awesome one. I love Steve Carell. Am I the only one that thinks he is just a teensy bit handsome? I am? Oh well.
I am ashamed to admit that I did watch this...and thought it was the most retarded movie I have seen in a very long time. Don't even bother. {Jaysen laughed}
Iron Man...not what I expected, but it was good. I knew nothing about Iron Man before watching this movie, and so I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but it was decent. Jaysen loves it.

This one was for Mackenzee for her birthday. For those of you who are not aware of the existence of Miss Abby are missing out. She is the newest Muppet Character on Sesame Street and is the cutest thing. She is a fairy in training {as her parents are both fairies} and she is three years old. She has a hard time with magic and tends to turn things into pumpkins. :0) This movie is a spoof of Alice in Wonderland, done up Sesame Street style {with all your favorite characters}. Mackenzee loves it. :0)
I hope these reviews will help to save at least a few of you from making the mistakes that I made. Some movies are just not WORTH IT. :0)


Holly said...

I loved August Rush and Dan in real life! They were awesome!

Bonnie B. said...

I totally loved August Rush. And I was also pleasently surprised by 10,000 BC. I saw Dan In Real Life, too. It was great, but we were dissapointed in that it claimed to be a "hillarious comedy". Not so much with the hillarious. But I still liked it.

Bridget said...

Steve Carell was cute in Dan in Real Life. I loved that movie. I also like Iron Man.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the reviews. I will remember this when I go to watch some of them.

Amber M. said...

We saw Ironman this weekend, too, and loved it!! RD Jr. was too cute.

And Dan in Real Life? Awesome.

Montay said...

August Rush was good !!

Melissa said...

Just saw Made of Honor this last weekend, as my hubby let me pick a chic flick to watch together. Not my most favorite! It was funny...but I'll agree with you Ashlee, it was quite cheesy! said...

thank you for sharing this about "august rush." i want to check that out sometime.

~Virginia~ said...

i recently saw august rush, too. it was really cute. that boy did an amazing job! i went into iron man with low expectations because i usually don't like sci-fi type movies, but i actually really enjoyed it.