Monday, February 14, 2011

Movie Monday - 2/14/2011

Happy Valentine's Day internets!!!  I hope you and your sweetheart have something fun planned for today.  At Chez Merry Karma, we are going to have a family dinner with heart shaped cookies and cupcakes - and some brownies thrown in for good measure.  I think the VD cupid might have a couple of little treats that might involve candy or something...


It was another slow movie-watching week at the Merry Karma house, but I do have a few flicks about which to comment:

The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, is about the 1970s band with the same name. Cherie Currie (Fanning) and Joan Jett (Stewart), along with Lita Ford and Sandy West were teenagers when they started the band under the direction of their abusive manager Kim Fowley, (Michael Shannon). Dakota did a great job. Kristen did alright. The movie showed all the seedy and inappropriate part of the business to which these kids were exposed. I guess they came through it all okay. Joan Jett is still out there performing. Cherie Currie is a chainsaw artist. She really is quite talented, but what a dangerous medium! Overall, it was alright.

It Might Get Loud is a really neat documentary looking at three of the best rock-n-roll guitarists of our time. Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White come together at the end in a jam session that is quite entertaining – The three have their own distinctive styles, but how they each got to this point is interestingly similar. Starting out, each artist was trying to rebel against the going style of the day to find a new voice…and I think each succeeded. I am very fascinated by the creative process and I thoroughly enjoyed this film.

The Invention of Lying is about a world where everyone tells the truth…until one day, one person doesn’t. Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey and lots of others star in this predictable little film. It was cute.

Y'all have a good one!

MK out.

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