Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pop Culture Wednesday

This seemed to be my week to watch mediocre movies, but I'll review them (and not necessarily recommend!!).

The Bounty Hunter:


















This was....okay.  Solid 5 out of 10.  Jennifer Aniston looks like a California goddess in this movie.  It almost made me want to be tan and blonde and feisty.  Well, I used to have the feisty part covered, before this silly illness took the wind right out of me!  So for those who spend a lot of time on couches - it's worth a watch if you are bored and looking for a couple of cheap laughs :).

The Runaways:


















I REALLY enjoyed The Runaways.  I went in not expecting much, and saw the true birth of Dakota Fanning. This girl is going to be a huge star!  Kristen Stewart is also the perfect choice as Joan Jett.  Sex, drugs, rock n' roll, and the start of a fantastic all girl band - what's not to like??  By far the best movie I watched all week!

Cop Out:


















This was an abomination of all things that can be called movies.  My friends and I couldn't finish it.  Do not even bother.

Hot Tub Time Machine:


















I also watched this film with friends, and I think I was the only one who wasn't extremely fond of it.  It's cute, and I'd still recommend it - but I found it supremely confusing and disjointed.  Plot holes can be found left, right, and center.  It felt like it was attempting to be this year's The Hangover (another movie that I felt was overrated).

What pop culture have you been taking in this week??

xoxo,
Annie

6 comments:

Diana Lee said...

I'd missed that The Runaways was out. Definitely gonna have to watch that soon.

Last week I finally got to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I loved it. Thought it was a good screenplay version of the book. We also watched She's Out of My League. It was pretty cute. Silly, but fun.

Rachael said...

I definitely want to rent The Runaways ~ I've always been a D. Fanning fan.

I'm sad to hear Cop Out wasn't enjoyable - Kevin Smith is a favorite of mine but I haven't caught up with his last two flicks.

I agree with you 100% on Hot Tub; overrated (like The Hangover) and only watchable once.

I just watched the original Death at a Funeral (it was OK, but I got antsy) and American Pie (which was better than I was expecting it to be)

Robyn S. said...

Ooh, I just added The Runaways to my netflix list. I friggin love Dakota Fanning, though my enthusiasm for her is only surpassed by how much I despise Kristen Stewart. But I'll take your word that she managed to pull this role off and keep an open mind. ;-)

Sue Jackson said...

I'm adding The Runaways to my list - I hadn't heard of it before - sounds good!

And I appreciate hearing about what's mediocre (and bad) just as much so I know what to avoid!

I posted my Movie Monday summary yesterday, if you're interested in hearing about a couple of good ones!

www.livewithcfs.blogspot.com

Sue

(uh-oh, I can tell right now I'm going to fail the word verification - the letters are all squished together!)

(ha! I knew it - this one looks easier - wish me luck!)

Sadako said...

Cool reviews. Hot Tub Time Machine looks really bizarre...

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Yes! I loved this review, because I've been curious about all of these movies! DEFINITELY want to see 'The Runaways'.