Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pop Culture Wednesday

Now is the time I give a round-up of the mass amount of pop culture I've been consuming as I aim to get better and become part of society again!

First up (and my personal favorite of the bunch) is Penelope!

I got wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much joy out of this movie.  I have no idea what took me so long to see it, why I hadn't heard about it more, etc...  It's not Oscar-winning material, but it is the best feel-good movie I have seen in a LONG time.  This one will be played on a regular basis from this point forth.

I also watched Sunshine Cleaning:

It was good.  I wouldn't go as far as great, as it is just a dark indie flick.  Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are two of my favorite actresses, so I think I just expected a little too much from this film.  Definitely worth checking out and making your own opinion on though!

Next up was Jennifer's Body:

Several people had described this movie to me as the worst they've ever seen.  I wouldn't go that far.  I thought it was campy, fun, and played like a music video.  It's not something I would recommend to the masses for sure, but if you like B-grade horror/comedy - it's an amusing little time.

I also watched Basic Instinct (flash to the 90s...):

It's a good movie.  I'd call it horror porn.  I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again, but now I know what all the fuss was about.

I also watched From Paris, With Love:

I had heard NOTHING about this movie prior to watching it.  I found it thrilling to see John Travolta back on screen having as much fun as he did in Pulp Fiction and Hairspray.  This movie plays out more like a video game, but is a non-stop adrenaline rush.  Violence galore though, so not for overly sensitive eyes.

Obviously, I have been watching a lot of movies.  I should really get a new hobby.

Also, reminder - need submissions for Chronic Babe Carnival on favorite and most/useful coping mechanisms within the next little bit!!



Rosebud Beads said...

I loved Penelope! Haven't seen it for a while but I remember it was really cute!

dominique said...

It seems many of us are doing a lot of movie watching. Helps us rest, I guess.

I just watch Surrogates. That was quite the interesting movie.

I also re-watched Taken. Love that movie!

Annie said...

Mmm Taken was a lot of fun!

I haven't seen surrogates yet, I'll have to add that to my list!

Robyn said...

Penelope is one of my favorites too! :)

Sue Jackson said...

Thanks for the movie recommendations! My husband and I watch movie DVDs every weekend, and I'm always looking for more to add to my list.

Every Monday - Movie Monday! - I review the movies we watched over the weekend on my blog.


Annie said...

Sweet my favorite people like my favorite movies!

Also Sue, I've been a fan of it since I started reading your blog :)

Anonymous said...

The only movie I saw out of your list was Basic Instinct....I need to start watching some movies I guess. We watched Precious over the weekend, it was unbelievable, if you want a good cry this is the one. I was completely transfixed by the story and characters, and Mo'Nique definately earned that Oscar!