Underworld: Awakening - I didn't go in with high expectations. At the beginning it just felt too far over the top. After I "settled in" to the flow of the movie it was better, and I enjoyed it for the most part. The ending annoyed me because:Click to see Spoiler:...it was a cliffhanger. I don't like when movies just leave the story completely unfinished. It feels lazy. Give me an ending and THEN figure out how you can make a sequel out of it!
We saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night. I had never had an urge to see it but my husband mentioned he was interested. From the opening on, I was hooked! Rooney Mara was fantastic! Now I have to read the book.
We watched War Horse tonight. I really need to stop watching movies about animals unless its a comedy. I bawled through the entire thing. I mean....sobbing out loud in some parts. It was so good though. My head kept saying "this is just a movie" and my heart kept saying "shut up, this is sad".
JavaJo - I really really really want to see War Horse but I know I will be a big mess. I am waiting for a day when I can watch it alone so I can bawl constantly without worrying about my blubbering.
We watched The Woman in Black this weekend. It was very atmospheric and spooky. I would say it's more along the lines of a traditional ghost story than the current version of a "horror" movie. If you liked "The Others", then you would probably like this movie.
Jane Eyre (2011) - This version starred Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland). The acting was good and it was visually interesting, but overall I was a little bored.
I watched a 4 part mini-series version of Jane Eyre on PBS a few years ago that kept me far more engaged than this 2 hour version. I just went back and looked it up and that version starred Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre (she was Alice on Luther!!) If you are looking for a version of Jane Eyre to watch, I recommend this one instead...
Jane Eyre (TV mini-series 2006) - IMDb
This past weekend I wasted an hour and 45 minutes of my life watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn. I figured that I might as well finish out the series since I've watched the others. But oh, boy was it bad. Not-so-special effects, disturbing story, and awful dialogue. We basically turned it into a Mystery Science Theater 3000 thing and made smartass comments throughout the movie. It was the only way to make it bearable.
Also watched Super 8, which I was kind of disappointed in. The first half grabbed me, but I just lost interest near the end.
I agree about Super 8... it started out fine and then went downhill as the movie went on. Big disappointment.
War Horse is the only Best Picture nominee that I didn't see this year and I won't see it. I can't bear to watch movies like that. I'd be a big, blubbering mess! I adore Viggo Mortensen, so I saw Hidalgo. What a mistake. Good movie, but I was a mess.
I liked Super 8, but I had really low expectations, since I knew next to nothing about it. Plus, it was set in the era when I saw the same age as the kids in the movie. It made me nostalgic for the clothes and the music.
Way - I've found that the Twilight movies ALL merit the MST3K treatment!