Meanwhile I just finished the complete third season of Nurse Jackie. Damn Falco is great!
Shame - Stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in a character study style film. Deserves its NC-17 rating. Well acted and it was interesting to watch Fassbender's character go from confident, hot guy to pitiable, skeevy guy in less than 2 hours. However, overall I was bored. I didn't expect a fast-paced movie, but this was so slow it felt tedious.
We watched Wanderlust last night and it was pretty bad. There were some funny parts but really, the funniest character in the movie, they barely show. That would be the brothers wife. She was hilarious.
Battle Royale - Japanese film that preceded the Hunger Games books. After watching it, I completely understand the comments saying that the Hunger Games was a rip-off. There are definitely some differences, but the parallels were rather startling. After watching it, I laughingly commented to my teen son that it was over-the-top, had some bad acting, some questionable translation, was melodramatic, and some of it didn't really make sense. He said he was sorry I didn't like it. I responded that it was actually kind of awesome! :lol If you enjoy a B-level foreign film, watch this.
After having The Debt at home for an embarrassingly long amount of time, I finally watched is yesterday. I don't know why I didn't watch it before. I thought it was very good, but not great. Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain were fantastic. I did think the casting was a bit off. For instance, there's pretty much NO resemblance between Sam Worthington and Ciaran Hinds, so I didn't buy them playing the same character. Still, it was well done and I'm glad I FINALLY watched it.
I also watched the very fluffy Chalet Girl starring Felicity Jones and Ed Westwick. Very Hallmark Channel movie-esque about a working class girl who becomes a chalet girl at the vacation home of a wealthy family in the Alps. The son - who, although he was raised in extreme privilege, of course has a heart of gold - is played by Westwick, who is MUCH sexier with his British accent. Not rocket science, but it was cute.
The Grey - I typically don't have much problem "suspending disbelief" for a movie, but this one went WAY to far for me. The acting was fine, but as an Alaskan I just found the overall film absolutely ABSURD!! I did not like it.