Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DVD's are my life now ...

Yup I work from home and barely leave the house, I do go pick up Cole and I get to the gym a few days a week. The weekends is a different story I try hard to make sure I get out of the house I don't want to become a shut in and if I'm not careful I will be! It's been a crazy week, after work I've run to the gym and returned home to do more things around the house. Rick is taking this unemployment time as home improvement season! Now I'm loving a new look to the house but it's expensive and hello we're down an income ... lol. He'll never get it, but when I finally have a free moment to just sit and let my brain sit (yes it has to sit too) I watch DVD's that come in the mail. Yes I don't even leave the house for that, now to get the mailman to bring them to my door ... oh ok I can drive (yes drive) to the box at the end of the road ... LOL

So what can I do but share my thoughts on some movies I've watched lately. Ok I'm a nut and want the most for our money so I try to get at least 3 new movies a week. Rick calls my the DVD nazi you must watch them in 1 or 2 days max or I put it back in the mail! Don't hold up my DVD's it's the only real entertainment I have these days! The boys don't count you all may laugh at their crazyiness me I just cry ... ok laugh and cry!

Blockbuster Says:
A bickering New York couple on the verge of divorce is placed in the Witness Protection Program and relocated to Wyoming after witnessing a murder. Meryl and Paul Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant) have all the money a couple could want -- it's love they're running short on. Upon witnessing a contract killing and being targeted by the triggerman, the couple find themselves at the mercy of the feds, who hastily send them packing for an extended stay in the Rockies. Could a peaceful life away from the city be just the thing to bring Meryl and Paul back together, or will the deafening silence of nature only serve to amplify the bickering couple's painful peccadillos and drive them further apart than ever before?
Cute movie not one I would watch again it was predictable. It had some cute moments and they worked as a couple. Maybe 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

Blockbuster Says:
Widower Frank Goode has had to make plenty of adjustments since losing his wife about a year ago, but maybe the hardest one has been maintaining his relationships with his four adult children. It would seem that Frank's wife was the glue who held the family together, and when all of the kids bug out on a planned visit home, he decides to set out on a trip around the country, dropping in on each of their lives in order to help put things right. But their relationships aren't as simple as they once seemed, and Frank's paternal intuition is telling him that his sons and daughters are hiding something from him - and if the Goodes want to become the family they once were, the truth will have to come out before Frank returns home.
Another cute movie it actually kept my interest most of the time. I love the cast especially Robert De Nior and Drew Barrymore. You really felt for the dad while the kids kept pushing him away, but then being a daughter I know exactly how they felt on putting on a front because you don't think your parents think you've done well with your adult life. I give it 4 stars I might watch it again.

Blockbuster Says:
Director Nick Willing puts a new twist on Lewis Carroll's classic tale in this fantasy mini-series depicting Alice as a 21 year old women who ventures into Wonderland in search of a lost love. Almost immediately after presenting Alice (Catarina Scorsone) with an ornate family ring, handsome Jack Chase (Philip Winchester) is abducted by a pair of hulking brutes. Approached by a well-dressed man named White Rabbit (Alan Gray) who claims to know Jack's whereabouts, Alice follows the bearded stranger into a mirror and finds herself in a surreal new world of fantasy and wonder. When the Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates) discovers her son bestowed a virtual stranger the ring that gives its owner power over the looking glass, it's up to Alice to determine what she should do with it.
Weird movie, ok at first when I added it to my queue I thought I was adding the one in theaters. I add it when it goes there so I'm the top of the queue when it's released. Just odd, it lost me. Cole came in a few times of course thought all the scifi of it was cool. This would be a good one for my dad who's a scifi buff!

Blockbuster Says:
Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out.Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C.writer/composer, Harald Kloser.
This one was REALLY good I would actually buy this one. Wood Harrelson plays the BEST nature nut (so just like him). You know how I love John Cusack and he played a wonderful dad and main character. Of course some of it made you go that so wouldn't happen or they couldn't survive that but over all a good movie. Made you think how would I act if I thought it was the end of the world. Hopefully it would bring out the best but some you know it wouldn't.

Blockbuster Says:
An American astronaut believing himself to be the first person ever to set foot on Planet 51 gets the shock of his life in this animated adventure comedy featuring the voices ofDwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, John Cleese, and Gary Oldman. Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker (voice of Johnson) was on a mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, a remote celestial body dubbed Planet 51. The scientific community had surmised that Planet 51 was uninhabited, so when Captain Baker steps out of his spacecraft to discover a race of tiny green people living in quaint communities reminiscent of 1950s America, he can't quite believe his eyes. Unfortunately, the tiny extraterrestrials suffer from a universal fear that their utopian community will one day be overrun by alien invaders...just like the extra-large astronaut who now stands before them. As General Grawl (voice of Gary Oldman) and Professor Kipple (voice of John Cleese) attempt to capture the peaceful visitor so they can dissect him and learn more about his anatomy, Captain Baker must count on his robot companion, "Rover," and his new friend, Lem, in order to navigate this strange new world and find a way back home before it's too late.

So there you have it, I think maybe I can start showing off a few movies we watch each week :). Hope you get to enjoy some new movies.


  1. Wow, this rock is heavy. How long have I been living under it? I've heard of all of one of those movies - 2012. I get a point for seeing it in the theatre though, right?

  2. Wow! You are Super Woman!! I cannot believe all the incredible things you accomplish. Thanks for the movie reviews. I am so cheap that when I actually rent a movie to watch I want it to be a good one. Thanks again!!

  3. I am always amazed at all the items on your plate and how you so seamlessly keep it all together.

    You really DO deserve a cape woman!

  4. i soooooo wanna watch planet 51..

    and i have an idea.. i think you should do this like once a week or at least every other week.. cause i LOVE to watch movies.. but i'm never sure what to pick out!

  5. OMG Andy is SO the same it quickly (as in THAT DAY) and send it back the next. God FORBID it sits there more than 24 hours without being placed into a player.

    He doesn't understand, however, that my ADD doesn't allow me to sit still without DOING SOMETHING for two hours at a time.... it's just... with the amount of help I DONT get in the house... I HAVE to take advantage of those times to get thigns done that HAVE to be done. Ya know what I mean?

    I feel overly indulgent to watch a movie more than once a month. Like I've wasted too much of "my" time watching something that could potentially be a buzz kill.

  6. brilliant, I watch a lot of movies, thanks for the heads up :)

  7. You DO do it all!!!! Great reviews!!

  8. I haven't seen any of these yet, but had wanted to see Did you hear about the Morgans?...I'll probably still see it even if it is predictable ;-)

    We might have to rent Planet 51 for the kiddos-I'm sure they'd love to watch it! :-)

  9. I will probably catch, um...none of those.

    My ADD would never allow me to watch so much TV. Seriously, I couldn't tell you the last time I sat through an entire movie. Oh, I did take the kids to see Alvin & the Chipmunks in the theater. Of course, I spent most of my time running one or the other back and forth to the restroom. Why do kids love toilets so much???

  10. Oh that is too funny - I was looking at the Alice trying to figure out how it was on DVD so soon. Ahhh, got it.

    Good to know you liked 2012 (one I wanted to see) and the Planet 51 (one I meant to take the wee ones to see). I'll have to add it to Movie Night With Mommy sometime.

  11. Thanks, those are movies I plan on seeing soon. We do NetFlix but our turnover isn't real good. I saw 2012 at the show and really liked it. I will watch Huge Grant and Sarah in anything they are in.

  12. I've actually never seen any of those movies myself. My teenage daughter saw Did You Hear About The Morgans? and said the same that you did. It was okay but predictable. My boys watched Planet 51 and loved it. I'd like to see that one myself.


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