Three-sentence Movie Reviews.

1/14/2010 12:01:00 AM
So over the holiday I caught up on my movie-watching...

Up.
I don't think this was exactly a children's movie, however I found it to be exceptionally lovely. 'Twas emotionally charged and thought-provoking. My favorite line, "Eh, it's just a house."

Watch it again? Yes.

Away We Go.
I wanted to love this movie, I really did. It was just so extreme and so...eh. And melancholy.

Watch it again? Probably not.


Doubt.
Meryl Streep is a class act. Yet another thought-provoker. The Catholic church and its' accusations of molestation from the nuns' point of view... interesting...

Watch it again? Sure.
Revolutionary Road.
Whoa, this was intense. Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are two of the finest actors of our time. A ridiculous amount of thought-provoking quotes... my favorite: "I saw a whole other future. I can't stop seeing it. "

Watch it again? Absolutely

Avatar
I cannot believe I went to see this movie. It was visually stunning. I had no idea what it was about, and.. well.. I enjoyed it!

Watch it again? Indeed
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So, what did you think about these movies?

11 comments:

  1. UP, I haven't seen but I've heard good things about it and would like to see it sometime.

    Away we go, I just wrote a post about and shared how I loved it and thought it was great! Seriously, in my opinion, one of the best movies of 2009.

    Doubt, I don't know anything about but would be interested in checking it out...

    Revolutionary Road, sounds great! How could you not love it with those two actors in it!

    Avatar, I've heard is just stunning and unlike anything you've ever seen. I've heard nothing but rave reviews and can't wait to get to see that one too! But we're just not movie goers so we'll have to see how that one works out.

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  2. I read Revolutionary Road before I watched the movie. The movie was GREAT - it really captured the book well. Plus I just love Kate and Leo together.

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  3. Thanks for the reviews! I fully trust your opinion. I have really been wanting to see Avatar!!

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  4. I saw UP and cried through the first 12 minutes of the movie. But I'd watch it again, of course. It is one of the best Disney/Pixar films in years.

    Haven't seen the others. But I did see "500 Days of Summer" and it was funny and entertaining. I'd recommend that.

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  5. I saw UP with Kaylee when it first came out and was very surprised when the rotweilers came out. They scared Kaylee and I wasn't expecting that. You didn't really see them in the previews. I liked the movie once I saw the entire film but, like I said, Kaylee was really scared of the rotweilers because they were too mean.

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  6. Up - LOVED that movie. I am with TLC, I was crying like a baby by the 11 minute mark and then again at the end. This is one I want to own, I really enjoyed it!

    Away We Go - Have not seen it, but sad to hear it wasn't that great because I really thought it looked good.

    Doubt - Never heard of it


    Revolutionary Road - Started watching but it looked pretty intense and I was not in the mood for something like that. I want to see it though, but I think I need to be in the mood to watch that kind of movie.

    Avatar - You would think this is the kind of movie I would love, but I am not sure about it. I guess I just don't understand what the point of the movie is. Part of me wants to see it and part of me has no interest. However, have you heard that the movie is making some people depressed?!? Weird.

    (I had a blog started as well for movies as all we have done the last month or so is watch movies! I will post soon.)

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  7. UP - I agree, I'm not sure this is a kid's movie. I saw it right after my grandpa passed away and I balled my eyes out. I have since told my mom (he was her dad) NOT to watch it.

    Away We Go - Agree again. Very eh.

    Avatar - Yes, visually STUNNING. I found the biology Cameron created on the planet super interesting as well as the tribal/native-American stuff. However, the plot was painfully predictable.

    Based on your reviews, I will now rent both Doubt & Revolutionary Road. I've been undecided about both.

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  8. Avatar - Ok, so this is a genre that i typically WILL NOT EVEN BE PAID TO WATCH. However, a great review from a friend got me intrigued. And I went. I thought it was fabulous. The 3D made my eyes a bit buggy, but I enjoyed the coolness of it. I thought the story line was great as well. I'd totally watch it again!

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  9. I have not seen any of those movies personally, but now they are on my list.

    Little R saw UP with my mom and dad and it was definitely too emotionally charged for a sensitive 4 year old. He had one foot inside of the door when grandma and grandpa dropped him off and he started bawling and didn't stop for a half hour. Lots of snuggling and book reading later and he was exhausted enough to head to bed. I want to see it... just not when he's with me... ;)

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  10. i need to see Avatar - maybe this weekend? also, i was totally the same way about Away we Go! i was SO PUMPED to see it, but then so let down!

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  11. It's Sarah. Hahn. We saw Avatar in the mega-super-3D-XD-HD theater with the glasses and everything. The movie was great, but I left with a migraine and hot flashed and nausea. I don't know if it's because I'm old, but I just couldn't take that much color and movement and movie. Good movie, would love to see it on a smaller screen.

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