What We're Watching

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rating: 8/10
 My husband and I watch a lot of movies and follow a lot of TV shows.  It's a hobby of his that I get caught up in.  There are definitely plenty of movies and shows that I skip out on and he doesn't, but I catch most of them.  I've always wanted to share some of this on my blog, but it was something that was always put on the back burner.  I will try not to give you any good spoilers, though there may be some minor ones.  Also, I don't have a sophisticated rating system, so take it how you like.

Now, this is a movie you either are or aren't watching.  For the most part, everyone who has watched this, this week has already seen the previous movies.  And most of those fans have also read all the books by Stephenie Meyer.  I read Twilight, the original book in high school (or maybe it was middle school?).  I never knew there were sequels until just before the first movie came out.  I have to say that I have only missed one premier, and my husband has attended all of them.  I'm more of a Vampire fan and he's more of a Werewolf fan (regardless of the movie or TV show), so we love this series.  It is more appropriate for the younger age groups.  Now that I watch shows like Trueblood and Vampire Diaries, it's sometimes hard for The Twilight Saga to measure up.  This was definitely the best one yet.  Of course, I was a little disappointed with a few scenes that were cut short or left out entirely (like when Bella discovers Jacob has imprinted on Renesme).  However, I give this movie an 8/10.

Rating: 9/10

Okay, this movie caught me off guard.  I totally loved it!  It was unexpectedly funny, and not stupid-funny like I expected it to be (I'm not really into spoof movies).  However, as I told myself (repeatedly) that I was going to go to sleep, I find myself standing in the living room sucked into this movie.  I think I probably spent 75% of the movie trying to convince myself to go to bed, until I finally sat down on the floor and finished it.  If you don't know, this story is about a high school nerd (played by Matt Bush) who gets stoned with a his childhood friend (played by Sean Marquette) and fears losing his scholarship when the schools mandates drug testing.  What's the solution?  Sabotage a PTA bake sale and get the entire school high.  Surprisingly funny, I give this movie a 9/10.

Rating: 8/10

Another movie in the Madagascar series, I can honestly say that I wasn't disappointed.  I watched this with my son on the couch one morning earlier this week.  We had just woke up and didn't feel like crawling out of our PJs yet.  It's a cute story where the classic Madagascar crew is being hunted for their heads and, to survive and blend in, join a circus.  It's a nice twist on a the run away with the circus cliche where the characters learn about friendship and helping one another.  It should be a movie an entire family can watch.  I give this movie an 8/10.

I did these "reviews" of my own accord.  I didn't receive anything free to do them.  I paid to rent the movies or go to the theater because I or someone in my household genuinely wanted to watch one of these movies.  I hope you my recommendations help you, or you enjoyed reading them, or something.
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