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I don’t know the last time I’ve been to a move. Jeff and I don’t go much. We usually aren’t interested enough to make the commitment of paying $9.50 each and having some teenage know-it-all kicking our chairs. So we wait till video. But not this time….oh no. If you’ve been reading our blog you’ll know there is much batman love in this house. Last Friday Dark Knight opened and we couldn’t find a babysitter. So Jeff went opening night at 10 p.m. and I went Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Then of course there is Mama Mia!!! I was sooo excited for this movie to come out. My mom took me and my sisters to see the Broadway a few years ago and we loved it so much. I’m nowhere near my family right now being in Nashville and I knew Jeff would rather eat grasshoppers than see that movie, so I asked some girls in the ward to go. Now on for the reviews.
Dark Knight: Amazing. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Believe me I’m the kind of girl who makes Jeff come into the bathroom with me when I’m scared. It was certainly more of a physiological thriller than previous Batman movies. I have to start off by praising Christian Bale. He has been my all time favorite male actor since Newsies. I think the much underrated actor is now getting the attention he deserves. Although I kind of liked it that he wasn’t the A-list, blockbuster hunk of Hollywood. Heath Ledger I’m sure will certainly get an Oscar for this performance. Even though it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, I still would be cautious about taking a kid to this movie. Maggie Gylenhal was ok. I mean, I think she was better than Katie Holmes, but the character of Rachel Dawes is just a whiny character. So full of guilt trips. But if you’ve seen Batman Begins, you already know that.
Mama Mia: I seriously wanted a slumber party with the girls after seeing this movie. I’ll be honest, I’m not one for Chick flicks. I didn’t like My Best Friends Wedding, How to lose a guy in 10 Days, or any of the other “two people meet, they usually annoy each other at first, then fall in love, do something secretly bad, the other person finds out what that something bad is, hate each other, realize they are really in love, and life is just dandy” kind of movie. You know the ones I’m talking about. But Mama Mia………soooooo good. I know most of the girls my age probably listened to Abba growing up. I can’t be the only one who listed to my mother’s music! It’s not just the music though, the cast was awesome, the dancing was awesome. It has so much energy, you will want to get up and dance in the theater. I hope I’m not hyping it up too much, but I am dying to see it again.
If any of you have seen these movies, let me know what you think. I know they just came out, but i like to get people’s opinions. If you haven’t seen them. GO SEE THEM!
While Jeff is doing finals, I usually rent lots of movies. After I put Lincoln down for bed, I usually get pretty bored without Jeff. This is of course when I decide to rent the classics, cause generally Jeff doesn’t like them as much. I decided to rent A Streetcar Named Desire. Mmmmmmmmm. It was a good movie. Interesting. I couldn’t help but be distracted by the thought of what people back in the fifties thought when they saw this movie. I mean….it disturbed me to a point, I wonder how my Grandma reacted. Anyways…I am a huge Vivien Leigh fan so I always wanted to see it. Marlon Brando is a great actor as well. So good in fact, that most of what I have seen him in makes me hate his character. He is that good. You can go HERE if you want to learn more about it, I won’t give away the story too much. It did surprise me, it wasn’t what I thought it would be. Needless to say, I now understand this Seinfeld episode a whole lot more now.
I realize that a lot of you are probably way ahead of me on this.