Thursday, December 20, 2007

Movie Reviews

I thought I'd share a little about my television adventures now that the writer's strike is killing my nightly routines! John and I have enjoyed a few good movies over the last few days, and probably will enjoy some more over the holidays... we are avid collectors of DVD's and own about 350-400 titles currently... Christmas is always a big time for adding to our collection - so I'll share whatever we find the time to watch in the coming month.

Wyatt Earp
This is the Kevin Costner biographical movie about Wyatt Earp's life. John and I both love Tombstone and I thought that we'd enjoy this version of the events as well. Honestly though it was a little bit to long in my opinion. It shared a lot of information that I didn't know before seeing it, but I didn't realize that it was almost 3.5 hours long! Dennis Quaid played Doc Holliday, and did a pretty good job, but it wasn't quite as entertaining or as funny as Val Kilmer's version in Tombstone. It's overall a good movie, but is probably better for history buffs than for the average movie viewer.

License to Wed
This movie was hysterical... Robin Williams really played the funniest priest I've ever seen. John Krasinski and Mandy Moore were both equally as funny. It was a story about an engaged couple that wants to get married in the girl's family church. The priest makes all the couples go through a marriage course before they are allowed to get married - and he basically puts them through the wringer! Some of the tests that he makes them go through are beyond anything I could have passed... but it really is great entertainment. I highly reccomend this one!

Evan Almighty
This was another really funny movie. Not at all what I expected, but was really well done. Steve Carell has some great comediac timing and has proven to be one of my favorite comedians to watch. Wanda Sykes is also in this one, and I've always loved her - she plays his assistant at work and has some great one-liners. Lauren Graham plays Evan's wife, and is really good in this too. (I've loved her acting for a while - as she played on one of my all time favorite television shows - Gilmore Girls) This is a story about building the ark and the craziness that would happen if someone tried to do that in 2007. It's a good movie - for people of all ages - no graphic content or sexual content... I'd highly reccomend this one as well.