These are the movies I've watched.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Very exciting and much less confusing than the previous ones.

Cedar Rapids

A naive, small town insurance salesman goes to the regional insurance convention in Cedar Rapids and meets all kinds of interesting people.

Must see.

Jack and Jill

Adam Sandler plays both a twin brother and twin sister.  It’s terrible – stay away.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

What a pile of trash.

The acting is horrible, the special effects are terrible, it was presented in 3D which is irritating in itself, the story was dumb, and the 4th dimension was just plain offensive.

The story centered around a father who spent all his time working to provide a good life for his family when all they really wanted was to spend time with him.  There was nothing subtle about the message – it was stated outright every 5 minutes!  Ok, we get it, spend time with your family before it’s too late.  Stop beating us over the head with the message.

The 4th dimension is being called “aroma-scope”.  When you buy a ticket to see this movie you are given a scratch and sniff card with 8 areas on it.  During the movie a number will appear on screen indicating that the viewer should scratch the corresponding area and smell what the characters are smelling.  It is an amusing gimmick but implemented in poor taste – 4 of the 8 smells were farts, and another one was vomit.

I wouldn’t expose my children (if I had any) to this crap.  It plays to the lowest common denominator and insults everyone’s intelligence.

30 Minutes or Less

Two idiots trap a pizza guy into robbing a bank for them.


One Day

An epic love story that checks in on 2 people on the same day each year for 20 or so years.

Happy in parts, sad in others.

My Soul to Take

Just another dumb horror movie.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This movie was totally unnecessary.  It took what should have been a 2 minute prologue and turned it into a 105 minute piece of garbage.

Sure, the ape special effects were technically amazing but that was about it.  There was no need for all of the inconsequential sub-plots and story lines that were presented and it just came off as filler to justify a full length feature.


A whole lot of Greek mythology wrapped up in a Hollywood movie.  The movie wasn’t as bloody as the trailers made it out to be but there was still enough gore to satisfy.

The movie had a strange look to it – it reminded me of the old Jason and the Argonauts movie style – with sets that were too bright and clean and backgrounds that were obviously paintings.

The Art of Getting By

A depressed high school student (Freddie Highmore)  makes friends with a very complicated girl (Emma Roberts) and they end up saving each other.

Excellent movie, a little on the slow, sad side, but worth watching anyway.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

My eyes won’t stop bleeding!  This movie is terrible (except for the NPH cameo) and should be avoided at all costs.

The Muppets

It’s muppetational!

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy stupid awesome!

Captain America: The First Avenger

Surprisingly good Marvel movie.

Horrible Bosses

Three friends have three horrible bosses and decide to kill each others – a la Strangers on a Train.

It is a comedy of errors where nothing goes as planned but everybody gets what they want in the end.

Larry Crowne

Tom Hanks gets downsized from his  job, decides to go to college, has an inspirational effect on his younger classmates and falls in love with his professor.

This is a solid movie, nothing exceptional but I’m still glad I saw it.

It also made me want to buy a scooter.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Unintentionally funny.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The story is getting old but the action is as exciting as ever.  And you can never go wrong with cars that turn into robots.

In Time

This movie takes place in an alternate future where time is the currency.  Everyone has a countdown timer on their arm – when it times out, the person dies.  Consequently, poor people have very little time and must earn enough to make it to the next day and rich people have hundreds and thousands of years.

It’s an interesting concept but it gets tiresome about halfway through when you realize you’re watching a movie version of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Decent action, the odd gun fight and car chase, and pretty people everywhere.

Cars 2

Typical Pixar goodness.