Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One week, three movies.

aka A Very Good Week

We took advantage of grandparents willing to babysit Luke last week and saw three movies.


We saw the late show of True Grit, so I'm sure that colors my assessment. I liked it and the cinematography was really good and whatnot....but it was slow. I could watch Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon talk for two hours, which is a good thing because that's about all that happened (zing!).






















About halfway through The Fighter, I whispered to my husband, "Is that Christian Bale? Like, Batman?" He was incredible. Plus, Mark Wahlberg is shirtless for most of the movie, if that's your thing.

























I had low expectations of this movie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I cracked up at every word that came out of Paul Rudd's mouth and 60% of the words that came out of Owen Wilson's mouth. This was my favorite movie of the week.

Anything else worth seeing?

8 comments:

Lora said...

my husband wants to go see true grit, but i don't know if i can handle the violence - is it really violet? i want to see the fighter - it does look amazing! thanks for the reviews... :)

Anita said...

I'm envious, 3 movies in one week. A couple of years ago, my husband and I went and saw two movies back to back. It was fun.

Kaye Prince said...

I just got home from seeing The King's Speech and it was really, really great! I loved it sooooo much and would definitely recommend it!

Sarah Craig said...

Good reviews - I think my hubby wants to go see True Grit next, and I think I owe him one, if not for a past chick flick, then at least for my Christmas present! I really want to see The King's Speech but it's only playing at one theater in town, and isn't very convenient to us.....

We just saw The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and I really enjoyed it. Total escapism!!

Tammy said...

I saw Black Swan yesterday and The Fighter today.

Loved The Fighter. I thought it was so well done, and the costumes and makeup were tremendous (I mean - think about how those sisters looked!). It is my favorite so far.

The Black Swan is a dark movie and very unusual, but will probably get some nominations.

Leah said...

The King's Speech is playing in Birmingham! We need to go!

Jennifer said...

I saw True Grit too! It was good, but slow. You're right on that one. I want to see both of the other movies. Happy to hear the Paul Rudd one is good! (What's The King's Speech?)

Rachel Hauser said...

Ooh, I'm going to have to check out that last one. Thanks for the tip!