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Monday, June 30, 2008

Movies

I had a good movie weekend. On Friday night, spur of the moment, we decided to go see Wanted. I really enjoyed it. I'm told if you're a fan of the original graphic novel, you may not like what they've done with the story, but I thought it worked. James McAvoy was great (and pulls off a good American accent), and was fairly easy on the eyes. I could tell the frat boys in the audience (probably 75% of the theater) really enjoyed watching Angelia Jolie, and I did like her character. She ended up going in a direction I wasn't quite expecting. My one little quibble was with the director's love affair with the slow motion shot. It worked with the bullets. Not so much with the loving detail of James McAvoy getting the living daylights beat out of him.

The other movie we saw was Wall-E. I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this movie. Everyone should go see it. It may very well be my favorite Pixar movie. And I'm saying this about a movie with absolutely no dialogue for the first 45 minutes, that was really a love story about robots. It was just perfect. Wall-E and Eve had one of the sweetest relationships I've ever seen. Since the BF doesn't read this blog, I can freely confess to getting a little teary at a certain part near the end. I love, love, love, love this movie. Totally didn't expect to, having seen barely anything about the movie beforehand (not sure how I managed that), but I was completely blown away. The short before the movie was great too. Absolutely hilarious. I just can't wait until this comes out on DVD. Actually, I might even consider seeing it again. Totally worth the 10 dollar Boston area ticket price.

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