In Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges plays a down and just about out C&W singer-songwriter who meets a young, exuberant writer, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal. They make an unlikely pair, and she impacts his life in ways that he could not imagine. It was good.
The Blind Side is a very entertaining, feel-good movie, based on the true story of Michael Oher. He was a kid living on the streets. With the help of Shawn (Tim McGraw) and Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock) Tuohy, he becomes a star high school athlete and is then drafted into the NFL in the first round. Good.
A Single Man starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore is set in the 1960s. George (Firth) loses his longtime partner and his longtime friend from home (Moore) helps him grieve. Tom Ford, the fashion designer (whose clothes are in the movie) made his directorial debut. There is also plenty of eye candy in this movie for the girls, but aside from that, It was really very good.
New Moon is much better adapted from its book than Twilight was. The same people star in the second installment about the love story between a teenaged human, her vampire beloved and her newly transformed werewolf best friend, (Taylor Lautner). The actors appear more comfortable in their roles – Robert Pattinson doesn’t spend the whole movie sneering as if everything smells badly around him and the chemistry between him and Kristen Stewart is more evident. Although I think Stewart is as precious as she can be, her