Monday, May 27, 2013

Movie Monday - 5/27/2013

I haven't been to the movie theater in quite some time, but at least my Netflix queue has many options.

Butter is a quirky movie about competitive butter sculpting.  Bob (Ty Burrell) is Iowa's reigning champ in the art.  He is asked to step down to give others a chance, but his wife Laura (Jennifer Garner) will have none of it.  She was hoping that his fame would someday land them in the governor's mansion...so, she decides to enter to continue the family dominance. Her fellow competitors include a 10-year-old orphan, a hooker and one of Bob's biggest fans.  Yara Shahidi, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Green, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman also star.  It was funny...and (let me say it again) quirky.  I liked it.

Bill Murray plays FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson.  Hyde Park is FDR's retreat away from Washington, and he spends as much of the summer of 1939 there.  He invites his distant cousin Margaret (Laura Linney) to join him there and the two become lovers.  Nevermind that his wife, mother and other mistress are also there. During this time in history, FDR invites the king and queen of England to visit, and the house becomes a blur of preparation.  Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Samuel West and Blake Ritson also star.  The movie is a comedy, but there are few laugh out loud scenes.  It was cute, but definitely a renter.

With Skyfall, there have been twenty-three James Bond movies.  I am not really a big fan, but I heard that this movie was good; so, I watched it. There's always a problem to solve, and Bond is the best person for the job.  Of the few that I have seen, I think that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond.   Also starring - Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem. Eh...It was good.

MK out.

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