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Step Brothers

Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old, lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old lives with his father, Robert. When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.

Ok, i didn't really want to watch this one cause I thought Talladega Nights wasn't that great. But I was laughing through out this movie. Mainly cause the brothers reminded me of my husband and his two brothers. This one ended up surprising me.

Mamma Mia

Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tonya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

I like the musical better. My favorite song is Take a Chance on Me. I wish they would've done like the musical but it was still cute. Pierce Bronson, oh my. He should not sing. I had to fast forward his parts cause I just felt embarrassed for him. As for the movie, it was all right. My biggest complaint, as with the musical, was that it seemed some of songs didn't fit with the scene. Or they tried to hard to make a musical with Abba songs. Like it didn't flow right.

Cadallic Records

The rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Leonard Chess scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.

Typical rock and roll picture (Ray, Walk the Line, La Bamba). Interesting story. I enjoyed the music. Beyonce did cover Etta James songs pretty good. However her version of At Last, didn't really like it. Etta James's version is much better.

Ghost Town

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle, with spirited results.

Joey and I were cracking up at this movie! Bertram in the beginning is how Joey is at work. And just some of the stuff he did cracked me up. Like when he's in the elevator with Gwen trying to talk to her. Or when he's asking his co worker for drugs. This movie was cute. We both enjoyed it.

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Oh man, stepbrothers are my brothers too! LOL The ending was boring, but all the stuff leading up to it was funny.

Mamma Mia - I watched this past weekend and I really enjoyed it. I agree though that Pierce shouldn't sing. LOL

My dad rented Ghost Town, will probably watch it tonight. :P

I've seen "Ghost Town" at the theatre and liked it.

I want to see "Stepbrothers".

I hated the musical, "Mamma Mia", so will pass on the movie.

I've wanted to see Mamma Mia since it came out in theaters. I got the DVD for Christmas and was so disappointed! I don't think it was the story or the music. I think the older actors were too old for the parts. They should be in their early 40s at most and all of them are well into their 50s. I'm a big fan of Streep and Firth so it's not that. Brosnan was totally miscast imo. I think with the right cast this might have worked and been a bit campier rather than painful.

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