Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday's With Movies: 12/20/11

A Dolphin Tale: Usually there is something in these almost made-for-tv films that may draw me in. Not even the fact that Morgan Freeman is in it has me running out to see it. But, I am sure eventually we will check it out with my son. It's just not something that has to be seen right away.

Midnight in Paris: I have to be honest, I think I have seen exactly one Woody Allen movie in my life and that was the one with Jason Biggs - I don't even remember the name of it. There is just something about him that has kept me from watching his films. But, this one seems to be getting some good reviews - so I will probably be watching my second one soon.

Glee: The Concert Movie: As popular as this television series appears to be - I haven't watched it, but Mrs. Kano and my son are now catching up on Netflix - the film didn't seem to do so well in the theaters. As of now I have no interest in seeing this, but if the family gets into it I am sure they will want to see it.

Warrior: Another film that has received some great reviews. I have never been into combat-sports like boxing or MMA, but they do seem to make for some pretty excellent movies. So, I will be checking this one out soon. Tom Hardy has become pretty popular of late, so want to check out his performance here.

Margin Call: Wow, this move stars a lot of name actors for something I have never even heard of, nor knew was coming out, until I did this list. By the description it is apparently a movie about the dealings of an investment bank over a 24-hour crisis. Not sure if that sounds interesting or not, but I may give it a try just on star power alone.

Colombiana: This one came and went pretty quick in the theaters. Not completely sure what it is about, but it stars Zoe Saldana and looks to be about her kicking some serious ass so I will most likely be checking it out when I can.

Straw Dogs: This looks like a thriller that may be worth watching. A couple relocating to the south that somehow get mixed up in some local tensions. It stars Eric the vampire from True Blood and Cyclops from X-Men.


  1. I rented Midnight in Paris and Warrior, so I'll be checking those out soon. As much as I love Luc Besson-produced movies, Colombiana got some truly awful reviews from what I remember. I'll wait until it hits Instant Streaming, which should be soon anyway.

    I've seen the original version of Straw Dogs with Dustin Hoffman. I didn't read much on this remake, but I wonder if 'the scene' is just as controversial. I know you don't like blood and stuff, Keith (don't worry, there's really not any here), but if you have a problem with rape (...you know what I mean), it's probably not one you wanna check out.

  2. No. I think I am ok. And it's not really blood and stuff I don't like. What I don't like is movies such as Saw (the later films) and Hostel that do gore.

    The film sounds ok to me. I will check it out.

  3. I appreciate the clarification on it being the later films in the Saw series. :P

  4. You're welcome, lol. I know the first one isn't supposed to be too bad. I have wavered on actually watching it at some point.