Monday, April 9, 2012

Movie Monday - 4/09/2012

I hope everyone had a Hippity, Hoppity Easter!  It was very rainy for most the day yesterday, but we went out to dinner with the gkids and had a nice time.

We watched Seven Days in Utopia last night, and it had a timely and inspiring message...Lucas Black plays Luke Chisolm - an aspiring pro golfer - who blows his big debut.  He runs from his troubles and ends up in Utopia, Texas, where a rancher named Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall) helps him figure out how to improve his golf game.  He also learns about the important things in life.  Melissa Leo and Kathy Baker also star in this pretty predictable but wholesome, family film.  I liked it.

Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan star in Drive.  Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night.  Irene (Mulligan) has a son and a husband who is in jail.  By the time he gets out of jail, Irene and Driver are good friends.  Driver wants to help the husband by driving the getaway car for a robbery the husband is forced to commit, hoping to help him once and for all get out of the criminal scene for Irene and the boy's sake.  Things go wrong and Driver figures out that they have been set, he goes after the bad guys.  Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman also star in this gritty and pretty violent in places film.  It was pretty good though and Ryan Gosling acted well.

In Super 8, six preteens are filming a Super-8 movie when they witness a train derailing that ends up having far reaching consequences in their quiet lives, especially when people start disappearing.  Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler star in this science fiction movie that was pretty cute.  I liked it.

MK out.

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