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January 9, 2012 / jilleun

Movies- December 2011

We have continued our adventures in Kyle XY, but still have not finished it. We completed Season 2 and are halfway through season 3. It’s not as good as it used to be, since it has basically turned into a High School drama and less about the coolness that is Kyle XY. On to the movies!

Flyboys (2006)
Watched on: 14 Dec 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker
Reaction: Kelvin– I liked most of this movie, but the ending really killed it for me. The fighting was cool, the acting and cinematography was great but I wouldn’t watch it again and probably wouldn’t recommend anyone else watch it either.  If you’ve seen it, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
Jilleun– This movie was really well done, and I love the characters, as well as the acting.. BUT it was based on a true story and because I didn’t get the ending I was hoping for, it wasn’t my favorite. In fact several hours after we had watched it I was still mad about and so was Kelvin. So here is your fair warning.
Rating: 3/5

Larry Crowne (2011)
Watched on: 23 Dec 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Reaction: Kelvin– We’ve seen this one (see July of this year), and it’s still a good movie. Her parents had not seen it, so we watched it with them.
Jilleun– Good movie again, I love Tom Hanks.
Rating: 4/5

Prep & Landing (2009)
Watched on: 24 Dec 2011
Rated: G
Three actors: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton
Reaction: Kelvin– This was an okay kids movie, again, we watched it with her parents. It was fairly short so it wasn’t hard to bust through it one time, plus it was Christmas-y so that made it a little more okay. Rating: 2/5
Jilleun– This was surprisingly good, it was clever, funny, and cute. I’m not the biggest fan of that Santa guy but I thought this was more like 4/5.

A Christmas Carol (1999)
Watched on: 24 Dec 2011
Rated: PG
Two actors: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant
Reaction: Kelvin– With so many different versions of the Christmas Carol story, it’s hard to watch another. Not that this was a bad movie, it’s just that I’ve seen/heard the story so many times I am kinda tired of it. Unless there is something really unique (Muppets version, for example) about the version, I try to skip them.  This one didn’t have anything particularly distinctive about it, other than Patrick Stewart.
Jilleun– Ugh this story is over-told, depressing, long and kind of creepy.
Rating: 2/5

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Watched on: 25 Dec 2011
Rated: G
Three actors: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
Reaction: Kelvin– Never seen this one before. I generally don’t venture into the land of old movies all that often, but this one wasn’t that bad.. especially for a musical.
Jilleun– This is definitely one of my favorite musicals, probably in my top three!
Rating: 3/5

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Watched on: 26 Dec 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Reaction: Kelvin– We watched this just minutes before we left to head to the theater, on our way to see the second Sherlock Holmes. Doing that gave us a bit of juxtaposition between the two movies. I think the second movie was a little bit better, and slightly more entertaining. Still, this was a good film.
Jilleun– This isn’t my favorite type of movie, its well done for sure, but I just felt lost till the last 10 minutes of the movie.
Rating: 4/5

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Watched on: 26 Dec 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris
Reaction: Kelvin– Pretty good movie, much more funny than the first one. I like Robert Downy Jr. as an actor, so that makes it much easier to watch. It kept me guessing the entire movie, and finished out in a pretty creative way.
Jilleun– I like this movie more than the first, I didn’t feel quite as lost. I think this one also had a little more humor too. But I didn’t like the girl the gypsy one (I don’t even remember her name) yeah could have done without her.
Rating: 4/5

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Watched on: 28 Dec 2011
Rated: PG-13
Three actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie
Reaction: Kelvin– Again, we watched this one already back in March.
Jilleun– One of my all-time favorite movies.
Rating: 5/5

Some stats
8 movies
PG-13– 5
PG– 1
G– 2

Favorite movie this month-
Kelvin- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Jilleun- The Adjustment Bureau

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