The family loves to go to the movies.....Me...not so much....but every now and again I have the patience to sit for 2 hours....The other night thanks to the wonder of the RedBox and their $1.00 movies we rented "Revolutionary Road"
If you want to get really depressed and think about putting a gun to your head this is the movie for you....I dare anyone to come up with one redeeming quality of this waste of 2 hours of my life. It has to be the number one worst movie every made in the history of cinema..........
I am a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and seeing the trailer for a new Marty Scorsese movie called
"Shutter Island" I will certainly put that on my list to see....but this movie was just horrible.
No need to even mention the plot except to say it was hours of a husband and wife fighting like crazy with each other and it had a really horrific ending......Trust me on this one....Take that $1.00 you would save renting it and buy yourself an ice cream....you'll feel better.
On the other hand we shelled over $14.00 for a matinee......when did those prices go up???
we refrained from the usual extra-buttered popcorn with a large Coke Slurpee.....still dieting.....38 pounds between us so far!!!
and we spent the hottest part of the day watching
"The Taking of Pelham 123"
Both fans of the original with Walter Matthau......we thought we would give it a shot.....It did not disappoint. With a really great cast......it's always nice to see John Turturro in a movie.....it was entertaining....action packed and not just a "guy movie".....Denzel Washington was very good in the Matthau roll and John Travolta although creepy looking was good as well.....A small part as the Mayor of NY for James Gandolfini....you finally hear him sounding like someone other then Tony Soprano.....He was good...it was nice and long so you got your monies worth and that is always important....If you don't get to the theater to see this one make sure to rent it when it's out on DVD......Another recommendation for weekend viewing on DVD......another movie we saw originally in the movies.....Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood....We rented it the other night and it was as good the second time around as the first time we saw it.....It's a great movie for men over 50......
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Movie watching!!