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Jan 4, 201101:07 PMBaby Love

My unofficial, amateur, subjective movie review

Jan 4, 2011 - 01:07 PM
My unofficial, amateur, subjective movie review
What does an ex-party animal with a 1-year-old that won't sleep past 5:30 a.m. do over Christmas break? Watch movies of course and it was awesome.
I was able to watch "True Grit", "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" and let me tell you they were all freaking amazing, but all VERY different.
Here's the breakdown:

TRUE GRIT

I'm a sucker for a western (thanks Dad) and this one did not disappoint. It's a remake of an old John Wayne film that I have never seen so I can't compare the two, but Jeff Bridges was of course amazing. In my opinion, the star was a newcomer Hailee Steinfeld from beginning to end. She was fabulous.
I was, however, distracted during the movie by a 5-year-old little girl sitting down a few seats to my right. THIS IS NOT A MOVIE FOR CHILDREN. Like all Coen Brother films, this is for adults only. There is a hanging scene that made me cover my eyes so I can't imagine the nightmares this little girl must have had.
I give it smilesmilesmilesmile

BLACK SWAN
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Ok, let me preface this review by saying it was a great film. I'm glad I watched it. I'm still not quite sure what it was and I can't get certain horrifying images out of my head, but it will receive an Oscar nomination. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (from That 70's Show) were spectacular and perfectly cast. I'm not sure the amount of dance experience they had prior to, but wow. It is very intense and you will leave in deep thought. My sister went with me and afterwards when I was driving her home, I don't think we said one word to each other. IF YOU TAKE A CHILD TO THIS MOVIE, YOU SHOULD BE ARRESTED.
I give it blinkblinkblinkblink

THE KING'S SPEECH
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Loved, loved, loved this one and I was glad to end the weekend on a "feel-good" one. Like westerns, I'm a sucker for anything to do with the Royal Family (yes, I read everything I can about Prince William and Kate). The movie was smart, witty and I laughed out loud at least a dozen times. Also, I went to the Circle Cinema for the first time and loved it. The director came out and gave us a short spill about the movie and a little run-down about the Circle Cinema's history. I am even thinking about buying a year pass, plus supporting local is always something I try to do. IF YOU TAKE A CHILD TO SEE THIS MOVIE, THEY WILL LEARN MANY NEW WORDS THAT I'M SURE YOU'D RATHER NOT BE IN THEIR VOCABULARY.
If you only have time for one movie this weekend, this is the one I would suggest.
I give it tonguelolsmilelolsmile

The thing about going to movies is you get really excited about watching more because of the previews. So my next scheduled viewing is "Country Strong" because 1) I've had the song stuck in my head all week 2) I've rode a horse atleast 5 times and 3) don't we all have a little crush on Tim McGraw?
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The first years of motherhood are the most educational years of your life.  Abby Rodgers shares the highs, the lows, the love and complete shock of being a new mom.  She'll write what she has learned and also seek advice from you about things she has yet to figure out.  Abby keeps it real with a little humor and a lot of love. 

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