Monday, April 18, 2011

Movie Hat Trick

Hey all.  I haven't seen so many movies lately, but this weekend I somehow managed to see three!  You know I am not a movie reviewer, so I will just tell you what I saw.  Because I'm pretty sure you want this information.

Friday afternoon, Handsome Lad and I saw Scream 4 (or written more stylishly Scre4m).  I am not a big fan of horror or scary movies in general.   But I've seen all the Screams and this was right up there with the first one.  It was good and I liked seeing the three survivors from the first Screams doing their things.  So, thumbs (not severed!) up!

Sunday afternoon, Girlie Girl, Handsome Lad and I went and saw Arthur.  The new one with Russell Brand, obvs.  I know it hasn't been too well received.  Maybe particularly by those who remember the original version with Dudley Moore.  While I did see that movie, back in the day, it has been years since I saw it.  Frankly, I just don't remember it that well.  So going in to this one, I wasn't comparing it to anything else.  I thought it was quite sweet and funny.  Also, there really is something charming about Russell Brand.   Two snaps and a twist!

Sunday evening, DR and I had another long distance movie date.  Neither one of us had seen Scott Pilgrim vs the World, so he got a copy at his nearby Blockbuster Box and I got a copy at my nearest Redbox and we watched it together, sort of.  Handsome Lad watched it also.  I liked it...thought it was very clever and fun.  I like the name Sex Bob Om for a band...and the name Knives Chao for a girl :-)  Awarded an additional life!

So, there you go.  Made good use of my weekend.  Hope you did too!!! 


MrManuel said...

I have seen two out of three and like two out of three. It will remain two out of three though as I can't stand Brand. He is so unfunny!

Casual Practitioner said...

I remember Arthur pretty well, and as a drinker, it will be hard for me to accept anyone else in that role. Sorry to be picky on this one. Haha.

I'm liking that 'kid' in Scott Pilgrim more and more. You see Zombie Land?

laura b. said...

MrManuel: Brand is definitely one of those 'you like him or you don't' kinds of guys. I used to not, but now I really do :-)

Casual: haha! I respect your rights as a drinker to choose your drinking role model. :-)
I did see Zombie had that other kid in it...Jesse Eisenberg, who was also in Adventureland, which is also pretty good!

Churlita said...

I've only seen the first 2 screams. But I liked them.

I didn't realize they made a new Arthur. I guess I need to get out more.

Tara said...

The new version of "Arthur" does look like a fun movie to see! I saw an interview with Russell Brand a few weeks ago and he sounds like he's an interesting guy!

laura b. said...

Churlita: Yes, you might like this Scream. Aw, I don't think you need to get out more...I think I probably need to get a life :-)

Tara: It was really cute. I think you might like it Tara.
Russell Brand was a scoundral, but he has straightened himself out. It could happen!

NoRegrets said...

I was amazing how much I liked Scott Pilgrim. M wouldn't watch it, but I liked it a lot.

BrightenedBoy said...

I've seen both "Scream 4" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and I quite enjoyed them both.

The "Scream" movies were mainstay horror films from my childhood, so naturally I had to go see the latest installment.

I think that for twist endings this one outdoes all of the previous three. Would you agree?

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is both charming and hilarious.

The main character is so endearing.