Monday, August 21, 2006

Two Movies

I saw a couple of movies this weekend. Well, I actually saw a few movies this weekend, but one of them was World Trade Center, and I don’t really have an opinion on that one either way, so I’m just going to tell you about two of them. I’m sure you’ve heard of them already, but I will tell you again, because they were fun and I think you may like them. Or not. Whatever.

The first one is called Descent. If you like scary movies you have to check out this movie. Ignore the horrible marketing for the film and go see it, it will scare the bejeezes out of you. It’s about a bunch chicks who descend down into these caves and bad things happen. Very bad things. But it’s a good movie and I recommend going with someone so that you can grab onto that person at various time throughout the film while you are simultaneously screaming and cursing. It’s awesome.

What I don’t like about this movie is the friggin’ marketing department behind it. Here is the poster for the movie:

Yeah. I saw this awhile back and immediate thought that it wasn’t going to be anything other than a C horror film like all those crappy horror films that have come and gone these past few years. It looks like it’s gonna be Hot Chicks Screaming and Running and Probably Showing Their Boobs at Some Point. But it wasn’t like that, it was a really good scary movie and worth your time if you like movies like that. And no, they don’t show their boobs.

The second movie I saw was Little Miss Sunshine. Go see this movie. It is adorable. I know that it’s getting crazy good buzz about it’s adorable-ness, but it is totally legitimate buzz. I’m never quite sure when I see that an independent movie got good buzz. That could leave me with a great movie or with “Broken friggin’ Flowers”, which we won’t even get started on right now.

But this movie was genuinely cute and laugh out loud funny. If it is in your town I recommend seeing it. It actually has a plot and some characters and some great dialogue, which is more than I can say for a lot of the other crap out in the summer.

So then, that is the extent of my movie reviews. I’m sure I did other things this weekend. But I’m also sure they didn’t involve popcorn and a soda the size of an SUV. So I’m sure they barely even count.

3 comments:

Chunks said...

I can't handle scary movies. At all. I get too carried away with the fear thing. It's from years of watching them with my husband who grabs me and terrorizes me when the scary parts happen. I just refuse to watch them now.

I haven't heard of the other one. (Truthfully, I hadn't heard of either!) I will have to remember it though!

How can you afford the movies now that you have a mortgage? Doesn't it cost like, 80 bucks for a pop and a popcorn?

movielover said...

Little Miss Sunshine is the best movie in years. HILARIOUS. The Descent was actually released in UK months ago and was a huge success. But they changed the ending for the US version. The UK version ending is extremely dark. Hopefully they will include it on the dvd.

Patricia said...

i can't do scary, either. i spend all my time with my eyes closed and my ears plugged and really, that seems like a waste of the not-so-small price of admission.

the other i'll check out as soon as possible. i can never get enough adorable.