Friday, December 29, 2006

NEW Movie Reviews

In the past two weeks I’ve been to the movie theater twice – which is twice as many as in the year previous. So here comes some reviews of new movies. Crazy!

The Pursuit of Happyness

It was a really good movie if you like feeling like crap for two straight hours. I’m talking feeling horrible. The movie is very engaging, reflective and has a great message. It’s just also very depressing.

The funny thing about it is that I went there for a work Christmas party. I think the party planning committee (a la Angela on The Office) thought it was going to be a great feel-good movie for the team.

Rocky Balboa

Last night was “boys’ night” starring me, Traci’s dad and little brother, and Traci’s little sister’s boyfriend. We went to the 10 p.m. showing of Rocky Balboa, which caused me to think that I’m pretty sure I’ve only really seen Rocky IV and parts of most of the others. Huh, who knew? Anyway, though I am not a huge fan, I couldn’t help but get sucked in during the match at the end of the movie. “Come on, Rocky, you’re 60 years old, but I know you can still do it.” I swear, I was really thinking that. I’d tell you what happens next, but I don’t want to spoil the surprising ending.

The movie moved a bit slow, there wasn’t much boxing, but nevertheless a good ending (hopefully) to the series. You never know, maybe Rocky’s next fight will be against adult onset diabetes or something.

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