“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.” ~ Roger Ebert
For the past month and a half I have been doing something that I have NEVER done before! It’s not a problem or an issue, at least not for me… and I DON’T want to quit! *clears throat* Hello. My name is Marla and I am addicted to going to the movie theaters! THERE! I have said it and there is NOTHING that you (yes you) can do about it! While I’m at it let me explain this “situation”.
I have a friend who loves to see the newest movies…no, no, no…let me correct that. He loves to watch movies (PERIOD)! Not only does he love to watch movies, but he also has a GREAT memory, thank God for that because my memory is not so good at times. *in my Captain Planet voice* With his love of movies and great memory combined…he is Captain Movie Buff!! LOL LOL
Now after one fine evening of dinner, he asked me if I would like to go see a movie. Of course I said, “YES!” Hey…EVERYONE likes/enjoys a good dinner and a movie! But my dearest readers this has now because a staple in both of our lives! You see EVERY Tuesday and Wednesday night is Movie Night! Below you will find a list of every movie that I have seen up until now along with a rating(1-5 stars)….
Synopsis: Storyline revolves around a group of nine Earthbound aliens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a rival species. The group hide out on Earth, disguised as teenagers. The title character (Alex Pettyfer) soon discovers, however, that he is still being hunted by the enemy. Based on the first in a planned six-volume series co-written by “A Million Little Pieces” author James Frey.
Synopsis: Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a “hall pass,” one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn’t long before they discover that their expectations of the single life—and themselves—are out of sync with reality.
Synopsis: Meteors shoot into the ocean a couple of miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Minutes later, beachgoers witness a strange alien like army oozing out of the water. These aliens are nasty, they’re fast, and they kill on site. Within seconds they’re shredding the suntanning populace to pieces and moving into the city of Santa Monica. Marine Sgt. Nantz leads his new platoon against a surprise attack on Los Angeles, attempting to rescue civilians in Santa Monica and destroy the hub of the enemy’s mysterious power grid, while similar epic battles are waged across the world in other cities.
Synopsis: A 14-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl.
Synopsis: The story centers on a down-and-out writer who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that makes one smarter. He experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has lethal and lasting side effects, including “trip-switching,” a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality. Before long, mysterious antagonists are pursuing him. Based on the novel “Dark Fields” written by Alan Glynn.
Synopsis: Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast—one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.
- Your Highness
Synopsis: A slacker prince is forced to join his braver brother on a quest to rescue his brother’s fiancée.
Synopsis: Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.
Synopsis: “Sucker Punch” is that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.
WOW! I’ve done a lot…if I do say so myself! LOL… Out of the movies that I have seen thus far the two that I would recommend the most are…..(drum roll please)….. “Limitless” and “Hanna”. The WORST movie that I have seen thus far (in my own personal opinion) is…..(crickets)…..”Your Highness”.
Well, I can’t wait until next Tuesday to see what yet another Movie Night will have in store for me!!
~Love, Peace, and SOOOOOOOOUL