our hospitality: i'm fond of buster keaton but for some reason this movie didn't grab me. was it because i was knitting? who knows, but i like gold rush quite a bit better. Rate: **
ratatouille: i watched this in the theater when it first came out, but ferret had never seen it so i watched it with him again recently. of course, i was quite dying to, because it's a lovely movie. linguine is exactly like an undergrad who used to work in our lab. looks, mannerisms, everything. i am always fond of movies that extol hard work and a psychotic level of perfectionism and dedication. Rate: *****
taken: daaayumm!! this movie was absurd. the plot makes not much sense and the action was hysterical. the perfect plane movie. Rate: **
burn after reading: i really like the cohen brothers and this was a pretty slickly put-together movie. maybe too slick? the only character i liked was the ditzy brad pitt character. francis mcdormand plays a very unsympathetic character here. all in all, entertaining, but kind of glossy. Rate: ***
watchmen: yay! i was really worried about this adaptation of the comic book but it was very well done. first of all, how did they manage to find an night owl who looks EXACTLY like the comic book drawing? it was really uncanny. i'm glad they amped up the fight scenes a bit, gave it some oomph. dr manhattan was done well and the changed ending was very nice i thought. i wish they had found a different lady to play laurie though; i don't think this actress can act very well. Rate: ****
feast II sloppy seconds: as bad as this movie was, i will probably be watching feast III, out of completeness. but this movie was quite bad. quite bad. Rate: *
it's a boy girl thing: this is classified as a knitting movie because i would never seriously watch what is clearly a teen flick. that said, i am always fond of the body switch plot and i actually thought this movie was pretty cute.
freaky friday: lindsay lohan was pretty good as the mom in the teenager's body. i added this movie shortly after watching the boy girl movie. needless to say, this was another knitting movie and i made good progress on my sweater. the scenes with jamie lee curtis as a teenager in a mom's body were near unwatchable though. way too embarrassing.
castle in the sky: oh how do i love hayao miyazaki. please please come out with a new movie soon. i didn't like this one as much as some of his other ones, but it is still so much better than most movies out there. a charming story. Rate: *****
in the name of the king: i just watched this last night and omg was it bad. again, i wish i had a negative star system available. it's like a lord of the rings movie, without the plot, the acting, the budget or any sense. Rate: *