As you know we are somewhat of movie hounds and I have enough movies/reviews to warrant an entire post! I know I know....get a life!
Blades of Glory... staring one of our fav's Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.... ok we are talking pee your pants funny! like from the beginning to the end. At one point I was crying and sliding down my seat in the theater! so so so so funny. Will's facial expressions crack us up he is such a comic genius. We saw it on opening night to a sold out theater. We were surprised to find a LOT of small children there. It is rated PG-13 here in Canada but with SNL humor and some crudeness this is NOT a movie for small children. If you don't like SNL comedy then don't watch it. If you like Will Ferrell this is him at his finest! Jon Heder also gave a stellar performance, this guy is great! Also we were totally surprised and pleased that Pam ( Jenna Fischer) from the Office, our favorite 1/2 comedy, was in it. She fit the part perfectly. So if you are in the mood to laugh and you like Will Ferrell then you HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
The Pursuit of Happiness......staring Will Smith and introducing his son Jaden. What a great movie! this is based on a true story. Totally inspiring and a true picture of achieving the American Dream. Great acting and really moving! another must see.
Eragon ... staring Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich to name a few. This was a great family movie. I had NO idea that this was written by a 16 year old boy! totally made it even better and great for kids to know what can be done at even such an early age! I recommend this one for families, noting that there is some fighting that some parents of children who get bad dreams easily should probably watch first.
Stranger than Fiction.... staring Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson (another favorite of mine), Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifa. I loved this movie. I didn't find it boring in parts as some reviews suggested. I was intrigued by the whole idea/concept of the movie. It was great seeing Will in a serious role and I thought he did a fantastic job. For an actor to who some can be over the top I think he brought a controlled performance and was perfect for the role. Another must see.
The Prestige staring Hugh Jackman (love him), Christian Bale (ok love him too), Michael Cane, Scarlett Johanson, and David Bowe. A very well rounded and very fantastic cast. Loved this movie. It has twists and turns that keep you guessing throughout the movie. If you like mystery-type movies than you will love this one.
The Nativity Story staring Keisha Castle-Hughes (from Whale Rider...also A MUST SEE). This was a great great movie. I thought it was a great movie for all ages and a real eye-opener for all to see what Mary would have gone through. My kids got a better glimpse of what Christmas is really about. I think every family should own a copy of this movie.
ok well I think that is enough for now! let me know what you thought of these movies too!