Movies 2010, Weeks 34 & 35

At this rate I'll never make it to 300 films this year!  Whatev...

September 5-11, 2010
176) Beetle.Queen.Conquers.Tokyo.  Documentary about people in Japan and their love affair with insects, including beetles.  No real story line.  Felt like it meandered to an eventual conclusion.  The director admitted to not liking this 56-minute "tv cut," preferring her 90-minute theatrical version.  Okay... but seeing that makes me wonder how on earth you could pull a 90-minute film out of that material.  Also, how do you make a film you don't even like?  And then show it?  *confused*  2 stars
177) Ahead.of.Time.  Documentary that opened in NY on Friday about a nearly 100-year-old journalist who has covered and/or participated in a ton of amazing events.  She was interesting... but the film tried to cover too much ground making most events feel underplayed and unfulfilling.   There were some great scenes and wonderful moments but the full piece didn't move me like I'd hoped.  I did have a wonderful epiphany during this film so I guess I got something out of it.  3.5 stars

September 12-18, 2010
178) Date Night.  Steve Carrell & Tina Fey star as a boring New Jersey couple who steal someone's reservation and find themselves on the run.  Really funny at times, too ridiculous at times.  3.5 stars
179) The Joneses.  David Duchovny & Demi Moore star in this film about people trying to keep up with them... the Joneses.  But the Joneses have a secret.  Interesting enough concept.  It took 3-7 minutes too long to reveal.  As in they told you just about everything you needed to figure it out, then waited 3-5 minutes, then told you the rest and the pay off wasn't enough.  An okay watch.  3.4 stars
180) Diary of A Wimpy Kid. Amusing kids film about a boy entering middle school and determined to be cool.  3.5 stars
181) I Love You Again. William Powell and Myrna Loy star as a couple divorce-bound because of her boredom.  When he suddenly remembers an exciting, dangerous past, she reconsiders.  Very cute!  4.8 stars


Gorgeous_Puddin said...

The Joneses is in the queue. I will move it up and check it out. Date night too!

Jameil said...

It wasn't bad! Date Night had some fall out laughing moments & some eye roll moments. I think you'll enjoy it!

Gorgeous_Puddin said...

I watched The Joneses. I'm still not sure if I liked it or not.

I figured out the twist but was still confuggled. This was more of a black dramedy yeah not sure if I liked it.