These past few days, I’ve been in a funk. I dunno if it’s a mixture of of the day’s heat (waking up at 3 pm makes me lazy for the rest of the day), the slight depression brought on by my *huge* workload, or just the fact that I’m a certified procrastinator but somehow, I’m in a funk. Been on a funk. Was funked?
The good news, though, is that I’m out of that aforementioned funk. That’s right. Anyway, in the past few days I’ve seen a handful of movies (in order): Aliens in the Attic, Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant, The Invention of Lying and Repo Men. The last two were wonderful. The first two… not so much.
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
First and foremost, I would like to say that the only reason I watched this movie in the first place was because of Ashley Tisdale. I got caught up with the High School Musical business when I was younger and I figured, why not?
This is why not: the movie is boring. I only managed to go through the entire movie because of my brother (we watched it at the same time) and because of the few funny lines. And, well, Carter Jenkins was kind of cute. (Logan Lerman lookalike, anyone?)
It’s a feel-good family movie, but I found it boring.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
I’ve been meaning to watch this movie ever since it came out two years ago but boy, was I disappointed. I don’t know if it was supposed to be a serious movie, a funny movie or a little bit of both, but it just came off as trying a little too hard for me.
The main character’s name was Darren, and he was played by Chris Massoglia. His acting was so-so (though I was fascinated with his hair… was it just me or was it like the Karate Kid’s hair?). Josh Hutcherson, on the other hand, was a little bit believable.
On the plus side, I got a kick from seeing Salma Hayek sporting a beard.
Anyway, the saying “third time lucky” come to mind. The third movie I watched signaled my change in fortune. :D
The Invention of Lying (2009)
I’ve only seen one movie of funny man Ricky Gervais, that movie being Ghost Town, and since then I’ve been hooked. He makes comedy seems easy, that man. Oh, and his British accent? Can you say swoon?
The movie was very nice, and I totally LOL’d at the many Bible references. That pizza-box-ten-commandments from the Man in the Sky thing? *huge grin*
Jennifer Garner was very good, too. Her character was hilarious. Watch the movie now. It’s funny and sweet and charming and the plot has an inkling of truth to the story. And come on, who can resist Ricky Gervais?
Repo Men (2010)
I know Jude Law from Sherlock Holmes. I know Forest Whitaker from Panic Room. I wasn’t a big fan of both until I saw this movie. It’s the average testosterone action movie and I wouldn’t have looked at it again if it weren’t for the lack of other options (there were no other good shows to watch on TV). However, once I actually gave it a chance and paid attention to the plot, I was sold.
The ending was very unexpected, I’ve got to say, and that’s one of the reasons why I like the movie so much. I like unexpected endings. It makes me want to smack my head on the wall for not thinking about it.
Watch this movie. It’s awesome.