As I look over the movies I see that I wasn’t very satisfied with my movie choices in August. Maybe this month will be better!
If you’ve seen any of the movies leave me your 1-5 words in the comments and I’ll add them to the post. Or, if you are feeling ambitious and want to do this on your own blog leave me a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post. Of course, you can always just comment 🙂
(2007. Cast -Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Dane Cook) Grade B
Sweet Story. Carrell Very Good.
Widower moves on. Heartfelt. Hilarious. (Michelle)
Cute, silly, charming, loved it. (Heather)
(2010. Cast- Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis) Grade B
Post Apocalyptic . Protecting the Book.
Too serious for its writing. (Heather)
He’s blind; it still works. (Tony)
(2010. Cast- Tom Cruise,Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson) Grade B-
Attempts on Hitler’s Life Fail.
Interesting but no German feel. (Heather)
Tom Cruise seeks new credibility. (Tony)
(2008. Cast-Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear) Grade C+
Some Laughs. Needed More Heart.
Funny stars, goofy, obnoxious humor. (Debbie)
My pregnancy movie…so funny. (Heather)
(1998. Cast- Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, James Garner, Liev Schreiber, Stockard Channing) Grade C+
Noir Mystery. Awesome Superstar Cast.
Newman’s incredible. The movie’s okay. (Nolatari)
(2010. Cast – Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifinakas, Bruce Greenwood) Grade C
Stupid Funny. Emphasis on Stupid.
(2008. Cast – Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton) Grade C-
Some Bad Acting. Ending Letdown.
(2007. Cast- Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman, Carlos Mencia) Grade D+
Horrible Characters & Story = Few Laughs
(2009. Cast- Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis CK) Grade D
Failed Potential. Cameos Best Part.
Ricky Gervais is sooo funny! (Heather)
36 thoughts on “August’s 5 Word Movie Reviews”
Not a great month for movies. I thought Dinner for Schmucks might be too silly for me.
Yeah, it might be alright if you caught it on tv eventually.
Wow bad month indeed. I saw Carey Elwes name and now I have to watch Princess Bride. Inconceivable!
🙂 Better to watch that than the Alphabet Killer!
More movies I haven’t seen. Do I live under a rock?
I hope not 😉
The Heartbreak Kid looks really really horrible! LOL
I usually like Stiller, but even he couldn’t save this one for me.
Hope this month is better for movie viewing! I watched two books made into movies: the mini-series Pillars of the Earth and was surpised at how much I enjoyed it. Also enjoyed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I’ve got Book of Eli in my queue and if the weather continues to be yucky this weekend, I will take a break from reading and watch it.
LOL Jenny…I watched the ending of Georgie Rule that had Carey Elwes in it and thought the same thing about needing to watch Princess Bride! “As you wish.”
I’m looking forward to watching the Pillars mini-series. Let me know what you think of the Book of Eli. My hubby liked it better than me.
I totally agree about Valkyrie. I remember laughing at some of Baby Mama.
Sorry you had a bad month. One day, I’m going to join this fun meme!
I hope you do! Baby Mama was okay, but I was expecting it to be a bit better.
I didn enjoy Valkryie much Tom Cruise just irked me in the role because he was Tom Cruise.
Saw The Girl With the Dragon Tatto which is a foreign film (apprently the hollywood version comes out next year). It was quite interesting, havent read the book though.
We have actually been watching old horrors for some reason lately like the original Piranah!
I’ve heard a lot of people say that about Tom Cruise, but he didn;t bother me a bit.
I don’t watch a lot of horror and cannot imagine watching Piranah. You’d never get me in the water again!
Eeks, the cameos were the best part of Invention of Lying? Does not bode well.
Actually, I don’t even remember hearing about that movie!
I like Gervais, but even he couldn’t save this one for me.
I’m always so surprised how much these 5 word reviews tell you. I particularly liked “Dinner for Schmucks.”
Now that I’ve lowered your expectations you might enjoy it 🙂
I’ve seen none of these!!! But it looks like that’s mostly a good thing 🙂
Well, the first two I’d still recommend.
I hope this month’s movies are better for you, Stacy! I’ve only seen two on your list above. Valkyrie and The Invention of Lying. I was unimpressed with Valkyrie, although it was a fun movie for what it was. I just couldn’t get past the variety of accents all the “German” soldiers had. The Invention of Lying had its funny moments–I love Gervais–but it wasn’t the best romantic comedy.
I was prepared to start reading my book once Valkyrie started, but it did hold my interest throughout. And I have a tin ear when it comes to accents, so that did not bother me. I like Gervais too and he was good, but I didn’t like Jennifer Garner at all.
Dan in Real Life was a favorite of mine, as the setting is near where I live.
I liked it as well. It was my favorite movie of the month and I’d recommend it.
Haven’t seen any but was looking forward to watching a couple. Bad month for movies I guess.
I watched Karate Kid 3, Step Up to the streets 3 and Expendables last month, all of which were good.
I do want to see the Expendables.
I have seen the 3rd one. And I think it was intense and good effort from Cruise. I kind of liked it.
Me too 🙂
I actually liked Tom Cruise in Valkyrie and it erased some of my bad feelings about him since he decided to go bonkers. I would have give Invention of Lying a C, just because I love Ricky Gervais and thought he was really sweet. I agree with Baby Mama needing more heart.
This month you should watch City Island, if you haven’t already. Andy Garcia is great and I always love Julianna Margulies, whatever she’s in.
given, not give…sheesh!
I’ll add City Island to my list. Can you believe we’re halfway through the month and I haven’t watched one new movie this month!
Twilight: Newman’s incredible. The movie’s okay.
Widower moves on. Heartfelt. Hilarious.
Baby Mama: funny stars, goofy, obnoxious humor
Dan in Real Life: Cute, silly, charming, loved it.
Book of Eli: Too serious for its writing.
Valkyrie: Interesting but no German feel.
Baby Mama: My pregnancy movie…so funny.
Invention of Lying: Ricky Gervais is sooo funny!