Bad Movie Streak

Ugh.  UGH. I love movies. My husband loves movies.  When we were young and wild and free, we went to a movie every Friday night. We still make it out of the house –  but we also “on demand” a lot.  When Oscar time comes around – it’s a personal mission to watch everything nominated.  And we are not movie snobs.  We like a big budget Tom Cruise movie as much as a small, independent Sarah Polly flick.

It’s this spirit of openness and non-discrimination that hastotally messed us up.  We’ve seen crap movie after crap movie.  Sometimes we get duped by reviews (damn you Rotten Tomato), sometimes we get duped by cute faces (by we I mean me), and sometimes we should have just known better.

Here’s some recent failures:

  • Prometheus: WTF. I love Michael Fessbender, Noomi Rapaci, and Luther himself – Idris Elba, but WTF.  I have no freakin’ idea what the movie was about.  I know, I know – it’s a prequel to Alien.  Still have no clue – none.  Listen, I can easily follow the plots in Game of Thrones, The Wire and the new Dallas, so it’s not me.  Is it?
  • Man on a Ledge: Should’ve known better
  • Contraband: Ditto. Although come on Marky Mark – after The Departed and The Fighter I expect more.
  • The Vow: it makes The Notebook look like Shakespeare
  • One for the Money: just because it’s on HBO doesn’t mean you should watch it.
  • The Hangover II:  Bradley Cooper is insanely good-looking.  Freakishly handsome.  It’s almost painful how sexy he is. Movie still sucked.

Oh well.  I have some high hopes for the next few weeks – and if that doesn’t work – there’s always reality TV to keep me warm at night.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kerry's Organized Chaos
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:30:19

    I have the same need to see all the Oscar movies…even the ones I would never think twice of seeing normally. A theater need us will play all of the Oscar nominated movies the weekend before and sells special passes to get into them all! Bring on the Popcorn!


  2. Melanie B.
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:32:44

    I’ve not watched ANY of those movies! Now, they definitely won’t make it to my list! We saw Snow White and the Huntsman and that was good!


  3. coffeepoweredmom
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 18:57:07

    I’ve seen The Vow – meh. The Notebook was really good and romantic, this one confused me a little. I’ve also seen One for the Money – that sucked. Annnnnd The Hangover II was terrible. Talk about beating an idea into the ground. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

    PS 12 more days to submit for the photo challenge. I’d expect as the previous champion that you’ll be submitting again to defend your title. 😛


  4. whatshappeningatmyhouse
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 13:55:02

    Just found your blog and enjoying reading through some of your posts. Am so with you on this – I love movies, but I have watched some APPALLING sh*t recently! In fact, I gave up on a particularly gruesome one last night and watched the Kardashians instead. Which can only prove what depths I found myself plumbing movie-wise.


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