Monday, December 3, 2007

Monday Movies

Time for my review the best and worst movie I watched this past week. I will be using a six star rating system:
  1. Hated it (wasted 2 whole hours of my life)
  2. Didn't like it
  3. Not bad, but not recommendable
  4. Liked it
  5. Liked it a lot
  6. Loved it (these are the ones I buy)

Best and Worst:

The best film this week was "The Notebook" I rate it 5 stars. This is a touching look at what true love can overcome, given the chance. It's very well done, and although I don't generally like movies that make me cry, I did thoroughly enjoy this one.

The worst this week was "Noel" I rate it 3 stars. With a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Penelope' Cruz, and Alan Arkin you'd think it has to be pretty darn good. Well, it felt sappy and saccharin, and used the kind of cheese-coated stuff that would never fly in any other kind of movie, but a Christmas movie.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, a 5 star rating with a cover like that? Not sure about that one ... crying NO, love story NO, bet it's a drama too NO! I'm not as cool as you think Red Mojo :) Two thumbs down from me this week hehhehee

Diesel said...

Dramatic Christmas movies are almost always horrible, no matter who's in them. Especially made-for-tv movies.

RED MOJO said...

Anon, I don't usually go for those either, but I fell victim. If you want to not like it, definately don't watch it!

diesel, You are right! I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

tsduff said...

I watched The Notebook within a few months of losing my husband (liver disease). It was the most emotional movie ever - lovely. I especially loved the swans.

Thanks for a great few reviews... not bad :)

Dorky Dad said...

The Notebook was a total cheesefest. It was a good movie, I'll say that, but I totally saw that ending coming a million miles away.

kj said...

did you see the christmas movie "elf" with will farrell and bob newhart? it was hokey, trite, and delightful.

:)

RED MOJO said...

tsduff, the swans were beautiful, not at all aggressive!

dorky dad, predictable yes, but so many movies are now, better good and predictable, than crappy and predictable.

kj, I do actually own that one. It's a keeper!