Bon soir mes amis!
As you know (or maybe not), while I was away in France for 4 months… I never watched television. I would see the occasional movie, but pretty much my boob tube watching was kept to an absolute minimum. I had better things to do anyway — like read or I don’t know, explore Europe?!
Regardless, now that I’m back on my home turf, televisions are everywhere, just begging to be watched! I’m sure the amount I actually sit down and watch television is still way less than average (books>>>), but I feel like I’ve seen a lot of movies lately. So, being the wonderful specimen that I am 😉 I figured I would share with you the titles, and a quick little synopsis in case you feel like you want to learn more.
This is not a movie for the faint of heart. It’s a film about Blake Lively and her two (yes, two) boyfriends who run into some issues with the Mexican Drug Cartel considering that lovely greenery, Marijuana. I would probably give it a 6.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I just finished watching this, like… 30 minutes ago. It has some twists in it with the usual dose of action, and Emma Stone is a pretty cool gal, but I don’t think I would rank this one as being better than the original. A 6 for this one, too.
This movie is freaking gnarly; I’m serious. You can’t expect any slave movie to be clean sans sang… especially a Quentin Tarantino film with Jamie Foxx and Leo DiCaprio. It was close to three-hours long, and each minute was packed with action. I enjoyed myself during this movie, and Christoph Waltz was probably my favorite. 9 for Django.
How could I not like this movie… the title is French! Not to mention I am a huge sucker for Victor Hugo’s book; but that also meant that I had high expectations. Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe did splendid in character, and Amanda Seyfriend’s role was better fitting than Karen from Mean Girls. I love musicals so I’m kind of partial to this, but even if you don’t enjoy that genre, check it out! Les Mis landing with an 8 for me.
Exit Through The Gift Shop
So the plot line at the beginning of this movie is pretty believable, but it gets a little far-fetched at the end. Regardless of that though, this movie is pretty brilliant. I am a sucker for art in any shape or form, and street art is just so damn cool! Banksy is a boss, end of story. I give it a 7.
Well, there you have it, folks! I’m about to gorge on some tasty dinner (salad with herb chicken, goats cheese, beets and maple-candied walnuts), yumyumyum!