A little movie update

I was going to right a full post on each of these movies, but I decided that I would just give a quick little thought on each one all in one post. I think my average right now is somewhere about 2 to 3 movies per week after this past week.

First my thoughts on The Messengers. It’s a horror movie. Well it is supposed to be, but it just sort of fell short of the mark for me. It wasn’t a bad movie really, but it was just sort of ok.  It’s the same old, “New family moves into a house. The house is haunted and starts tormenting the kids. The daughter tries to get her parents to believe her, but they just don’t because of some sort of problem the daughter had before they moved there that made her parents lose trust for her. Eventually the ghosts start terrorizing the parents too so they believe her now, but it may be too late. ” That’s basically the movie, without giving it all away. Like I said it wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t great. It seemed like it had all been done before. I also thought it was very annoying how right from the beginning of the movie they tried to make everything seem extra dramatic and tense. They gave the tense music treatment to any little event that may be happening, including walking over to a window to look outside. They seemed to be trying too hard to make this movie scary and I think that’s why it just never quite got there.

Next on the screen this past week was “Music and Lyrics”. Omega and I went to see this on thursday I think it was. If you don’t know what this movie is about, don’t worry. Music and Lyrics stars Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. I won’t get into the story too much here because it really isn’t a very big story and I don’t want to ruin it for you. This movie was very predictable, just another sappy chick flick, but it was very good. My only problem with the movie is that for some reason I was constantly reminded of “The Wedding Singer” and comparing the two movies leaves Music and Lyrics a little lower on the scale. Go see this movie, it’s a fun and entertaining hour and a half or so. Yes, it’s a chick flick, but I think you’ll like it anyways.

Last but not least here is the movie I watched last night while Omega was at work. Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny. Let me just start by saying this movie is not for everyone. Absolutely not for kids and you have to like Tenacious D’s music and sense of humor to even want to attempt watching this show. If you didn’t know, Tenacious D is actor Jack Black’s band, so if you don’t like Jack Black don’t watch this movie.

Ok, now that I have the disclaimer section done on the movie I have to say that I loved it. It was nothing that you really took seriously and a lot of it was just nonsense, but I really liked it. I have been listening to the soundtrack for this movie for a couple months now and it was just cool to actually see the story played out on screen. I recommend any fan of Tenacious D or Jack Black make sure to check out this movie, you won’t be sorry.

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