Movie Review: Vicky Cristina Barcelona  

Posted by: ~ames~

I know there are some Scarlett Johansson haters out there, but I like her!  LOL  I rented this one because of her and Penelope Cruz.  I adore PC!!  And she was really good in this movie, so I'm glad she won the Oscar for best supporting actress.

All right then - we have Vicky (Rebecca Hall - beautiful!) and her friend Cristina (SJ) going to Spain for the summer.  Vicky is doing some research on architecture and Cristina is along for a good time.  Vicky is also engaged to be married, with her fiance slaving away in New York or some place like that.  So the girls are out late one night when they notice this older gentleman across the bar.  He's suave, he's an artist and he outright comes up to them and asks them to go with him to this small town and he mentions he wouldn't mind sleeping with them.  Vicky is disgusted and says no but Cristina is always up for new experiences and drags Vicky along with her.  So Juan Antonia (Javier Bardem - yummy!) flies Vicky and Cristina to this small town where he's gone for inspiration and sets about seducing these two American girls.  Cristina is all for it and goes up to his room but ends up getting sick.  So Vicky and Juan Antonio spend the rest of the trip hanging out just the two of them and Vicky succumbs to Juan Antonio's charms.

Then they all return to Barcelona and Cristina picks up where she left of with Juan Antonio and eventually moves in with him.  But one day he gets a call from his very upset ex-wife and he goes to get her out of the hospital.  Yes, the ex-wife is none other than Penelope Cruz, a very fragile and wild Maria Elena.  She's tempestuous and murderous too.  And seductive as hell.  It isn't too long before Maria Elena is in bed with both Cristina and Juan Antonio.  But when Cristina wants to leave, both ME and JA are heartbroken.  They both have fallen in love with her.   :(

I enjoyed VCB.  The scenery is lush (I want to go to Spain one day!!) and I loved watching some good looking people enacting an interesting story for my viewing pleasure.  

Bones and Dollhouse  

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I liked this episode. Nothing much really happened though. Bones accidentally made Booth's back pain worse. So for the most part Booth was hopped up on vicoden. Although I like how he was talking about Bones soft skin and silky dark hair to Agent Perotta.

So I take it Agent Perotta has a crush brewing for Booth. Now.. I want Booth and Bones to hook up, however.. not yet. I like the sexual tension between the two. And I don't want Booth and Bones to get together and then later have them break up for ratings or whatever. Cause you know how they like to create drama with couples like that to keep us watching.

Other than that, it was enjoyable episode.


The pilot episode, I was meh about the show. This episode, I got a little more on board with it.

You have agents, dolls, who are child like. They just wander around the building (dollhouse) until there are needed for a job. They are imprinted with a personality to match the job and then the doll springs into action. After the job is complete, their memories are wiped clean. Except it looks like Echo might be retaining something.

Also, a few months before, a man by the name of Alpha went on a killing spree. He spared Echo but we don't know why. Or why he tried to have her killed on her latest mission. Which reminded me of The Most Dangerous Game.

Then you have an FBI guy searching for the Dollhouse. Which no one but him believes exists.

So far I like. We'll see how the rest of season goes.

new releases on dvd for February 24  

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Meh, there's nothing really.

Rent an oldie or catch up on last week's releases.  

And the Oscar goes to...  

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Actor in a Leading Role:
Sean Penn – Milk

Actor in a Supporting Role:
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Actress in a Leading Role:
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Christina Barcelona

Animated Feature Film

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire

So what did you think?  I was more interested in this year's Awards as opposed to last year's, but I'm not thrilled with the winners (other than Kate Winslet and Heath Ledger).

Show Rundown  

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I know it's been a while. Sorry. I'll just go over my thoughts on my shows really quick.


So Grissom is now gone. Although it's sad not to see him on the show anymore, I'm not really missing him. I like Laurence Fishburn's character. Can't remember is name at the moment. But watching on the first day was kind of cute. When he panicked to lift the fingerprint on the door knob.

I'm still enjoying the show and as long Nick doesn't leave I'm a happy camper.

Grey's Anatomy:

I knew Izzy's lab worked got switched. Now we play the waiting game to find out if she'll die, when she'll tell the rest of the gang and all that jazz.

George, George. Give the man a story line. It doesn't have to be a love story. But give him something to work with. I like George.

Callie, I just feel like they forcing a story with a woman on us. Just let it happen naturally. First Hahn, then he's lusting after Sadie and now the peds doctor. Geez. I like the ped doctor, but Callie does not need to be in a relationship.

I'm glad Meredith and Christina are talking again. I was crying during the episode when she went to the killer's execution. When she walked out in tears.

I was almost in tears last night when the guy was crying over his wife. And I did feel bad for Derek trying to save the woman's life. But the fight with him and Sloan. Hot damn. Mark picked a bad time to tell Derek about him and Lexie.

See.. what else.... I think Bailey will make a great peds doctor.

Burn Notice:

Ok, Michael freaking out that Fi may have die in the fire. Him caressing her face and then getting her breakfast the day. awww, even if she left. I like how Fi is playing it cool and making Michael talk to her about it but not playing hard to get. You know what I mean? I really like these two together. I've heard what ifs about Fi being the one who burned Michael but I hope they are not true.

But her comment at the end Thursday night's show has me paranoid. Where she says she needs Michael alive. Is it because she loves him? Or because she's behind all of this? Next weeks show looks good with Michael's ex fiance showing up. Love the look on Fi's face.

Life on Mars:

I missed the first episodes cause my DVR went crazy. So I missed what happened with the basement and with Gene's daughter Maria. I enjoyed last night's episode. With Sam so close to finding out how to get home. The cyptic message from the hooker was kind of creepy.

I have to agree with annie as to why Ray is sooo... what's the word.. I don't know. But why he's so afraid of Annie. Maybe deep down he admires her? Nah, i don't think so.

Stilll to watch: Bones, Sarah Connor and Dollhouse.

New Releases on DVD for February 17  

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Life On Mars -Last Planet I Kissed  

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So I was catching up on Life On Mars, and this little one hit wonder got stuck in my head. That and the actor who portrayed the singer is kind of hot. For your listening pleasure.

Movie Review: Taken.  

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: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Lelan Orser, Anjul Nigam, Jon Gries
Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.
Grade: A

Former government operative Bryan Mills begins the longest 96-hours of his life--and the hunt for the fearsome organization that has taken his daughter Kim. Mills had only recently given up his government career as what he calls a preventer to be near Kim, who lives with Bryan's ex-wife Lenore and her new husband. To make ends meet, Bryan joins some former colleagues for special security details (like guarding a pop diva), but most of his time and energy are spent re-connecting with Kim. Bryan's familial goal is nearly derailed when Kim requests his permission to spend time in Paris with a friend. All too aware of the dangers that could lie ahead for Kim in a foreign land, Bryan says no, but Kim's disappointment leads him to very reluctantly relent. Bryan's worst fears are realized when Kim and her friend Amanda are suddenly abducted--in broad daylight--from the Paris apartment at which they've just arrived. Moments before Kim is dragged away by the as yet unseen and unknown assailants, she manages to phone Bryan, who begins to expertly piece together clues that will take him to the darkness of Paris's underworld, and to the City of Light's plushest mansions. He will face nightmares worse than anything he experienced in black ops--and let nothing and no one stop him from saving his daughter.
I don't know what my enjoyment of this movie says about me but hot damn this movie was good. I read on Yahoo! Movies that all of the critics gave this movie a C but, I rate my movies based on my enjoyment of a movie and this entertained the socks right off of me. I don't care about anything other than this movie entertained me. Like Lil Mama loves to say when she's judging the dance crews on America's Best Dance Crew, "Ya'll entertained me" and that's what I would say to Liam Neeson should I ever see him and he ask my opinion on this movie.

The subject surrounding this movie isn't a nice one. It's not all peaches and roses but man, the depth of this man's love for his daughter is to be commended. I mean, this fool went on a frickin' killing spree, killing every fool in France to find his daughter. It was tight. The way that he was intently focused on finding his daughter and the lengths that he went to, to get her back made me kinda wish that he was my Dad but then I thought, nahhhh...I'm not stupid enough to go to Paris all by myself and then tell some facking Frenchie fag that me and my friend are all alone and have the whole house to ourselves after sharing a cab and letting him know where the hell we're staying, setting up my own damn kidnapping in the process. So I'm glad that I'm not stupid to need him as a Dad...which is good because I love my Dad. But just because I love my Dad, doesn't mean that it wouldn't be tight to have Bryan as my Dad because he has skills that have been aquired over the course of many years that aided him in his career. Skills that make it a nightmare for people like stupid Frenchie fag because he will look for them, he will find them and he will....kill them.

And he did all of that dammit. It was off the hook. You should you watch this movie for yourself because it was that good.

Watch this movie. Dammit.

Review: Defiance.  

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Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Tomas Aranas
Rating: R, for violence and language
Grade: B-

Four Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland escape into the forest where they join up with Russian resistance fighters in battling the Nazis. Throughout the war they built a village inside the forest and saved the lives of more than 1200 other Jews. Based on a true story.

I've been wanting to watch this movie since before the movie came out in the theaters and I finally found the time to watch this movie and I thought that it was a pretty decent movie. This movie is pretty lengthy but overall, I still rather enjoyed the movie.

This movie is about four Jewish brothers living in a time when it was not cool to be Jewish in Poland. It wasn't cool because the Nazi's were killing every Jew and every Jew sympathizer. The movie starts with a bunch of Nazi's on a killing spree and Tuvia's parents were caught in the crossfire. Tuvia and his brothers flee to the forest and start a little Jewish camp that turns into a community and the way that these guys take on fighting the facking Nazi's was pretty intense.

This movie starts off with a bang and though I ended up really enjoying the movie at the end, there were times in the movie where it dragged. While they're building up their little Jewish community in the forest was one of those times. It wasn't as action packed as I was expecting with the directors opting to tell the story of war instead of actually showing it and I think that had they showed more of the fighting, I probably would have enjoyed this movie so much more than I did.

Of all the brothers, Zus Bielski was my favorite. The hot tempered, quick to kill a fool brother was the bomb. The way that he killed his way through Poland rocked my socks. I wish that Tuvia would have killed more people but hey, whatever..he was the good brother. He led his little community of Jews with a kindness and a fierce loyalty that was respectable and I was kind of soft on him but I was hot for Zus....what that says about me, I have no idea but hey, it is what it is. Billy Elliott's character was pretty cool as well. He was the peacemaker brother and he gets married in this movie to a one of the girls that I really liked for him.

This movie dragged a bit but not enough to completely take away my enjoyment of the movie. It was a good movie and I'm glad that I watched it. I recommend it. You should watch it.

New Releases on DVD for February 10  

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Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire.  

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Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Madhur Mittal, Frieda Pinto
Rating: R, for some violence, disturbance images and language.
Grade: A

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out...

Dude, this movie was good. From the beginning of the movie to the end of the movie, I was riveted. The story of Jamal and the way him and his brother brought themselves up and survived the life that they fell into. It was a pretty fierce slap to the face, the reality that was their lives. With all of the bad things that happened to Jamal, I wouldn't have been surprised if he turned to the kind of life that his brother turned to. The one that caught Latika as well.

I wasn't expecting the movie to turn out the way that it was. Well, actually I didn't even know what to expect from the movie. I hadn't heard much about the movie until I finally saw it and I was pleasantly surprised at how good this movie was. The love story between Jamal and Latika was such a sweet one that it drove the movie for me. It was the reason, I was so into the movie. The depth of Jamal's love for Latika was so unbelievably sweet that I found myself sighing all over this movie. The lengths that he went through to get her to understand that he loved her was TOO SWEET!


This movie was a good one, not just the love story but the story of survival that the boys go through and then the different paths they take make for a very interesting and very engrossing movie. I definitely recommend this movie.


New Releases on DVD February 3 2009  

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Yay! I'm buying this one.

This one is actually out on Friday, February 6. Why do they do that? We hates THEM.