Monday, December 3, 2012

Movie Monday - 12/3/2012

Ho Ho Ho...There's lots of movies out there...Merry Karma needs to get herself out to the movie theaters and see a few.

In the meantime, here are some recently seen DVDs that may or may not interest you:

All Good Things is loosely based on a true story about a man (Robert Durst) who has been a person of interest in his wife's disappearance since 1982.  The names have been changed in this movie.  Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst play David and Katie Marks.  They meet, marry, open a store in Vermont that sells natural and organic products called All Good Things.  His dad is a powerful real estate mogul in NYC.  They move back and he joins the firm.  They enjoy the high life.  She starts to find out about the family business and notices her husband is changing.  Their marriage falls apart and she disappears, never to be found again.  The story then jumps a couple of decades later when the case is reopened.  I liked the acting, but how the story was handled seemed a little clunky to me.  It was alright.

Let Me In is a horror film that starts out with a scene from the middle of the movie.  Basically, the movie is about a boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is bullied at school.  His mom isn't very attentive at home.  He is kind of a loner until he meets the girl who moved in next door, Abby (Chloe Moretz).  Soon, it is apparent that she is a little different.  She is a vampire and that guy she lives with is not her father, but is actually her Familiar.  (Look that one up...)  Abby becomes protective of Owen and helps him in regards to his situation at school.  It was violent and bloody.  I used to watch a lot of horror films...these days, not so much.  It was alright.

Matthew McConaughey stars in The Lincoln Lawyer.  He plays Mick Haller, an attorney who is good at successfully defending thugs, all while conducting most of his business from the back seat of his car.  One day, he gets a new client. Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) is a preppy looking rich kid who is accused of beating up a woman. Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy also star in this drama mystery.  It was pretty good.  

Mirror Mirror is a lighthearted, yet darker, remake of Snow White and the Seven Drawfs. Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane star in this tale about a wicked step-mother who tries to thwart the happiness of a beautiful princess and a handsome prince.  It was cute.

MK out.


Unknown said...

Loved Lincoln Lawyer - but generally love all things Matthew. We rented Bernie and I was tickled to see him in it - perfectly cast! Jack Black was exceptional in it.

Please go see Life of Pi - in 3D. It's worth the splurge - best application of the technology ever - plus the movie was exceptional.

Unknown said...

Pearl is the unknown... :-)