I'm not the type of person that likes being trapped in the house. Like the snow, it drives me NUTS! I get stir crazy, cabin fever. But every once in a while it ends up working for your advantage, and this passed Saturday I did nothing but sit back, relax, and spend the whole day watching movies.
I often talk about how much trash there is out there these days, but the truth is that there are some really good movies being made, its just that they're the ones no one is talking about. I'm probably not supposed to tell anyone that I'm even into the type of films I was watching, but I'm secure enough in my manhood to not care. I like a good story. That's it, bottom line.
So the first flik I checked out was Beastly, with the delectable Vanessa Hudgens. If you think she only does teeny bopper fliks you should see how many pictures are floating around of her in her underwear, but whatever. I'm getting to the point where I'll watch most anything of what she's in. You already know how much I loved Sucker Punch from my article Cockblocking Momo's.
But I actually rented the flik because Beauty and the Beast is still my favorite Disney movie, I associate with the character really well (outside of being rich, no one wants the broke beast, that's me) and it was starring the kid from "I am number 4" Alex Pettyfer, who's also becoming someone that I would check out most things from.
I hear Mary-Kate Olsen tried to cast the same spell on Heath Ledger, and we all know how that one turned out. Or maybe that was the other Olsen twin.... I have no idea, they all look the same to me.
I Am Number Four was outstanding by the way, and if you haven't checked it out you really should. And what's not to like, good story, solid action, and two really hot ladies, Glee's stunner Dianna Agron (up top, look at those eyes!) and Teresa Palmer (below) who was in The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Take Me Home Tonight, two more films I really enjoyed. And of course, we can't forget one of my favorite actors Timothy Olyphant, but we'll get back to him later. The juice is worth the squeeze.
Beastly was alright, I know, all this for a flik that was just alright. But worth $1.
All summer everyone kept talking about the movie Bridesmaids, so for a buck I figured why not check it out. I know, I know, chick flik, except that its a chick flik full of nothing but guy humor. Certain scenes were just plain sick, and others were so embarrassing I had to run out of the room. It was just an odd watch, but for anyone who's ever been in a position in life where everything just sucks and there isn't a single aspect of it that's going right or how you want it (where I am now), funny or not its just a damn good movie. Its also got Rose Byrne in there, which is always nice, and if you're thinking why the hell would I pass over the two big stars of the movie, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph (both great in this by the way), then you just don't know what it is that I do here.
That up above is Rose Byrne. Below is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the new eye catcher in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Do you have any idea how difficult it is with some of these women to get pictures that aren't completely naked? This isn't a porn blog, regardless of how it may seem at times, and I refuse to go that route.
When I was a kid you were either a G.I. Joe guy or a Transformers guy, me being the latter (though I was really more of a Voltron guy). So when that first film came out I got chills seeing it; I LOVED it. And then the sequel, Revenge of the Fallen came out, and it was absolutely horrendous, one of the worst movies ever made, as one critic put it "with plot holes so large you can drive Optimus Prime through them". When no one said anything at all about this I was worried, but I had to give it a chance, if only for a Red Box rental on a snow day.... I wasn't disappointed. On the contrary, I thought this flik was really cool, a lot of good action sequences, good plot twist, killing of one one of my favorite characters... it really had it all.
I won't go on much about that Shia LaDouche kid, mostly because I think he's a clown, but Josh Duhamel on the other hand is another of those guys that I'll watch almost anything he's in. Duhamel didn't have as big a role in Transformers 3 here, but he played Danny McCoy, the main character of one of my favorite TV shows ever, Las Vegas and he has that believable total good guy thing down pat. Which brings us back to my buddy Timothy Olyphant....
Even when he's playing a good guy he's a total ass about it, which is what makes him great. I swear, Dumahel and Olyphant really are the Boyscout/Asshole versions of each other. They even look enough alike that they could pull off a believable Good brother Bad brother thing. I'd love to see a flik with these two in it going against each other. Get the right chick for them to fight over in some romantic comedy, or some young kid actor for them to square off mentoring... you've got Hollywood GOLD right there I tell ya!
And.... back to Vanessa Hudgens.... that's her singing Everything I own in the movie Bandslam. I'm not shy about admitting that I like the show Glee, I like anything that has people performing like this. And maybe this is another movie for High School kids, and I'm too old to be watching it, but free on cable got me caught up in it, and it was definitely worth my time. I've had this song stuck in my head for three days now, and you probably will too. Call me crazy, but it may be better than the original.
Yes, that is the sexy, the beautiful Anne Hathaway up there. Reason being, I had to waste time waiting for Ringo, so after Bandslam I saw that Love and Other Drugs was just starting, with her and Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal is another one that's worked himself into that I'll watch all your shit category, I don't know that its his great acting chops, but he chooses good movies.
That right there above is basically how these two spent the first 45 minutes of the movie. For all you pervs looking to spy Hathaway naked, this is the one for you. She bares herself the entire time. And before you start to think this is just another sappy romantic comedy, stop yourself right there. Its not at all; its actually based on a true story about a Viagra drug rep (when it first hit the market) falling in love with a woman with early onset Parkinson's disease. And its a great film, even if it does fall in that romance category, without the sappiness love stories bring. I still can't decide though who I'm into more, Anne Hathaway or Emmy Rossum.
Both are absolutely gorgeous. Both sing like angels. And both bare it all for the cameras. That last line item is actually a minus in my eyes. I'll never complain about seeing it, don't get me wrong, but in a lot of ways it disappoints me when it happens. Something about innocence and leaving certain things special. I'm funny like that.
So I watched a lot of movies this Saturday, but I saved the best for last. I'm one of those comic book geeks that HATES when someone screws around with story lines and whatnot, which is why I didn't catch X-Men, the First Class in the theatre. Well, I missed out because it was absolutely outstanding. If they had taken out the X-Men part of it and it was just a random superhero movie you would have thought it was just plain great. There was nothing at all not to like about it, big cast, good acting, good story, good action, hot women... it had everything. Kevin Bacon was the main villain, James McAvoy, that Scottish kid with the bad teeth, played Professor X. Rose Byrne (again, I had a theme) got down into her undies. January Jones (up top) was a sexy Emma Frost, and there were a few other surprises too.
This last picture is a holdover from yesterday.... I just wanted to get it in.
So there you have it. There are some good fliks worth catching out there, you just have to sift through the over hyped nonsense to get to them. There's nothing I love more than a good story in any form, so I recommend checking these out if you have nothing better to do.
And that's all I have to say about that.
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