Friday, June 25, 2010

The 7 Word Weekend Review 06/25/10

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

Knight and Day - Cruise just playing crazy for a change.

Grown Ups - Times like this I think 'Apocalypse now!?'

Wild Grass (limited) - My French's a little rusty but, merde.

You know what I miss? Coolness. I remember fondly when the sky wasn't trying to set itself ablaze. 

Grown Ups is probably not as bad as should warrant the apocalypse, but I can't say for sure as I don't plan on seeing it in theaters. I'll catch it on video, but only because I have a hunch about the film and would like to discuss it in the future. I have a low tolerance for most of the cast outside of their earlier movies. One can only watch the same characters so many times. Except in the case of Kevin James who I've always liked in theory but not in practice. 

I've said it before but I'm really interested in seeing Knight and Day. The previews look like it's a fun Tom Cruise; one we haven't seen in a long time. It also looks like a perfect summer movie, which has been rare this year. But this movie screams 'grab some popcorn and sit in a frosty theater for a couple hours.'

Big FanI've been in a dark mood as far as movies are concerned. So finally seeing Big Fan came at the right time. The film stars Patton Oswalt as an obsessed with the NY Giants fan who goes to extreme measures to prove his loyalty. After following one of the players to a club, he gets beat within an inch of his life by the football player. With the player risking suspension and the team's season on the line the question becomes just how far he'll go to protect his beloved Giants. It's dark with a lot of edgy and painful moments. While there is some good humor to it, it's great to see Oswalt stepping out of his comedic roles and flexing some dramatic muscle.  8 out of 10.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend everyone.


  1. This made me laugh because it is so true: "Kevin James, who I've always liked in theory but not in practice."

    Have you seen his stand up act though?! He is an amazingly good stand up comedian.

  2. I am going to see Knight and Day as well as Grown Ups looks like a nice summer romp with these two movies and a bunch of people I like in practice!

  3. as soon as i hear tom cruise, sirens go off in my head.

    just saying.

  4. I am a big Giants fan. I would like to see that flick now. Patton Oswalt do drama?

  5. Couldnt pay me to see either of those films, Ill leave the netflixing to you TS!

  6. Don't tell anyone but someone used to tell my hubs he looked like Kevin James, he totally doesn't. Then they confused him with one of the friends on King of Queens or something. Still didn't look like hubs.

    Dude, yet again another weekend of lackluster films for me. Sorry I hate everything.

  7. Ha the line about Kevin James is brilliant.


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