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Movies movies!

Last weekend, one of very good and old friends from FL came to visit me and another long-time mutual friend. She's big into movies, so we hit the theaters twice in 2 days. So here's the rundown on:

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Are you a woman? Are you in the mood for mindless fluff? Do you find Matthew McConaughey attractive rather than dirty? Can you accept huge plot holes in exchange for 1 1/2 hrs of air-conditioned laughter? This movie may be for you.

Seriously stupid (as in, there are gaps in the plot that are so wide an elephant could step through them), but highly enjoyable. Mr. McConaughey may be a bit crazy, but damn he has a good smile. Basically, this is a Christmas Carol using girlfriends as his ghosts. Question: It's set in the winter, and based on a beloved Christmas story, so why wasn't it released around the holidays? That was a bit jarring. Also jarring: Jennifer Garner's cheekbones. She looked unhealthily skinny - it was sort of gross. My personal favorites: Breckin Meyer, who I've loved since he was the stoner dude in Clueless and Lacy Chabert, who is just so cute!

Night at the Museum II: Battle for the Smithsonian
Did you see the first one? Did you like it? Do you like the idea of the Smithsonian getting a cut of the profits? Maybe you will be able to stomach it.

A disclaimer:  I did not see the first movie. I was able to basically pick it up from the clues in the first 10  minutes, however. This movie was as lackluster as it's possible to be when you've got the run of the Smithsonians to choose from. They did a lot of cool stuff with some of the exhibits, and I really hope it boosts museum-going for DC like it did for NY, but the movie was lame. Lame, lame, lame. And the giant squid does not really look like that - I volunteer next to both of them all the time. Amy Adams, however, did a great job with a sassy Amelia Earhart.

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becksbooks
May. 31st, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
I'll have to give Ghosts a chance...after all if I woke up and Matthew McConaughey was in my bed, I wouldn't kick him out...=D. OTOH...skinny bitches like Garner should die in a fire. (No, I'm not bitter, why would you ask such a a question?)
scourgeotheseas
Jun. 1st, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
she was way too skinny - and my friend pointed out that he ears are huge. :O
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