Monday, November 8, 2010

New DVD Tuesday

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
When Scott Pilgrim (Cera) falls for Ramona (Winstead), he discovers that to win her over he must first fight and defeat her seven evil exes. Video game-like shenanigans ensue. I saw this movie during my stint on the writing disabled list after breaking my arm so I never did get to post a review. This is one of the more original movies I've seen in the recent past and I highly enjoyed it. It drags on a little toward the end and runs a bit long (maybe six evil exes would have done the trick) but it's destined to be a cult favorite and worth a viewing.

Grown Ups (2010) - Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock
This monstrosity, however, was not nearly so much fun. A group of old friends get together for the funeral of their former coach and rediscover the joys of their youth. "Grown Ups" is has absolutely no flow or continuity and wallows in the juvenile. Worthless.

Ramona and Beezus (2010) - Selena Gomez, Joey King
I'm not really sure what this is about and I'm not interested enough to look it up. Apparently it's based on a well known children's book that came along after my time. Not for me.

Charlie St. Cloud (2010) - Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger
A teenage boy (Efron) has trouble to adapting to real life because he spends his afternoons talking and playing catch with his younger brother (Tahan), who happens to be dead. This got absolutely panned when it opened earlier this year and I'm not sure I know anyone who actually saw it. Not a good sign for a Zac Efron movie.

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