Yearly Archives: 2009

Not Late Late Late Late Late But Still Short Short Short Short Short Short Movie Review: Avatar 4/5

Rated PG-13. Click here to watch the trailer.

Pros:

  • The 3D is breath-taking. The technology is ready for prime time. It’s not something I need every day, but it was effective and did not distract from the movie.
  • I think the CGI is the best I’ve seen.
  • It has Giovanni Ribissi. Score!
  • Blue Cat Aliens are surprisingly sexy.
  • You need to see it.

Cons:

  • Sam Worthington – the main Blue Cat Alien – is not a good actor.
  • If it weren’t for the 3D and amazing CGI, it’s a pretty meh story (it’s basically Dances With Wolves in space).
  • Uses “papyrus” for the title font and its subtitles. Lame. Papyrus is only marginally better than Comic Sans.
  • It’s way too long. 162 minutes.

Late Late Late Late Late Short Short Short Short Short Short Movie Review: Funny People, 3.5/5

Rated R. Click here to view the trailer.

Adam Sandler goes Meta. James Taylor makes a great cameo. Seth Rogen lost all that weight and is no longer my Hollywood avatar. Thanks for screwing that up, Seth; now I’m stuck as a balding Jonah Hill. If you enjoy spending your Friday nights watching stand up on Comedy Central, you’ll like Funny People. I love Leslie Mann. She is pretty. The end.

Late late late Movie Review: Harry Potter 6

Rated PG. Click here to view the trailer.

If you’re ever going to see it, you will have already done so. I give it 3.5 out of 5. The end.

Sherlock Holmes, 4/5

Rated PG-13. Click here to view the trailer.

Man Crush Alert: I love Robert Downey, Jr.

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a muddy, muddled mess, but RDJ is infinitely watchable as any character, so it’s no surprise that he’s a winner as the English super sleuth. Jude Law turns in his least annoying performance in years, Watson and together their repartee and rapport cover a multitude of cinematic sins. Continue reading

I Love Christmas T-Rex

And he loves me.

2009 By the Numbers

I just realized last week that this decade is ending. Where have I been? So on this momentous occasion, I reflect back on the year of our Lord, 2009. I can’t complain a bit.

19

Movies seen in theaters (a 64 percent decline from last year’s 53 movies) Continue reading

I Hate Cats But…