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June 1, 2011 / jilleun

Movies- May 2011

I know we are letting our greatest fans down right now… This is going to be mighty short.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Watched on: 10 May 2011
Rated: PG-13, honest!
Three actors: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Reaction: Kelvin– A little FYI about this movie first.. after it had been out for a while a new “version” of the movie was released that was PG-13 which cut out some “F” words. We watched the PG-13 version at a “Family Friendly” theater. This was an excellently frustrating movie with a good plot. It was frustrating because I wanted to ring his neck about half the time thinking: Just get the words out! Out with it already! Otherwise, the characters were developed well enough that you really cared about his well-being, and his future, at the climax. It’s a pretty serious movie overall, but the theater was totally and absolutely silent most all of the movie; even though the house lights came on about 30 minutes before the film ended, and never turned off.  No one got up to tell the employees about the problem because they were so hooked to the screen.  I would whole-heartedly tell anyone of almost any (reasonable) age to see this movie, British curse words and all!
Jilleun– I loved this movie, I thought they did an excellent job on it. It was slow but it was a good pace for the story, I especially loved the music. It is annoying that it was originally rated R, hopefully they will release a PG-13 DVD too.
Rating- 5/5

Thor (2011)
Watched on: 14 May 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman
Reaction: Kelvin– Good action movie with an better-than-okay story.  I don’t like that so many movies end with a lead-in to a sequel, which makes me feel like the sole reason for making the movie is to milk us out of more money. This was one of those. This happening with something like Harry Potter or Twilight is okay, because it was a series to begin with and we know that. There is a set number of stories and then it’s over.
Jilleun– This was a good super hero movie and that’s pretty much it. I think my hopes were a little too high, everyone I talked to/everyone on facebook said “it was such an amazing movie”. While it was entertain and good, I think I liked spiderman more!
Rating: 4/5

Easy A (2010)
Watched on: 28 May 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Alyson Michalka
Reaction: Kelvin– Extremely funny. Jilleun has seen this a few times and tried to get me to watch it with her every time. I always refused.  So, after she got the DVD from Netflix we watched the first 7 minutes while on my lunch break from work.  When I came home from work we watched the rest of it. It kind of reminds me of Mean Girls (which I already like a lot) since it’s a “teen” movie, after all, the whole thing takes place in a High School.  It had way more sexually-related jokes than I anticipated, it totally deserves the PG-13 rating.
Jilleun– This movie is hilarious. Although I do have to admit it is a bit over the top with sexual jokes, and the story in general. One of my favorite lines from the movie when the teacher Mr. Griffith is talking to Olive;  I don’t know what your generation’s fascination is with documenting your every thought… but I can assure you, they’re not all diamonds. “Roman is having an OK day, and bought a Coke Zero at the gas station. Raise the roof.” Who gives a rats?
Rating:  4/5

Some stats
3 movies- sheesh!
PG-13– all 3!
Favorite movies this month-
Kelvin– The King’s Speech
Jilleun– The King’s Speech

As a side note, we have been watching Prison Break.  A little bit more violent than we are used to for a TV show, but overall it’s been pretty good. We are finishing Season 2 tonight. Thank you Netflix.


One Comment

  1. Whitnee / Jun 1 2011 11:09 PM

    TJ and I loved Prison Break, but I think we only made it through the second season and somehow missed when the next season started. Maybe someday we’ll get caught up on the remaining seasons. So if you see them, let me know if they’re worth watching!

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