Although my movie watching has dropped off dramatically since my transformation from bachelor to family man, I still manage to catch a few flicks. In fact, my blog posting frequency has dropped off much more than movie watching, so it is time to go through a few recent ones.
The Time Traveler’s Wife was an interesting flick. Both Dawn and I were left wondering if we liked it or hated it, but there was no doubt it was done well. We took in a showing at the Corral Theater in our new hometown of Wimberley, Texas, and it is a pretty decent venue. Sitting outside in lawn chairs on a cool evening is a pretty slick way to watch a first-run film.
The Time Traveler’s Wife scored right off the bat with the cast as I am a fan of both leads – Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams are both talented artists that always turn in a fine performance. The story was expertly told and their performances made up for holes in the “time travel paradox.”
Regardless of whether your suspension of belief is strong enough to not only believe in time travel, but assume it is okay if you meet and interact with another version of yourself – this is a well-constructed movie.
As far as whether or not I enjoyed the film? I guess I will know when I figure out if it was a happy ending or a tragedy. For now, I am going with happy ending.
RATING 8 out of 10
Another film we saw recently was All About Steve. It was a cute film that I actually enjoyed. First, let me state that I am waaaay over Sandra Bullock and this whole spate of recent chick flicks has given me more than my share of her films.
I won’t go into a lot of detail on the thing because it wasn’t that exciting of a film – but let me say that since it was the first film we saw on our official “date night,” I did enjoy it.
Watch it for the quirky humor, watch it for Bradley Cooper, watch it for the positive message… heck, even watch it for Bullock if you want.
RATING 5 out of 10
You would think that somewhere I would have found something a little more manly to review, but when in Rome…