Monday, June 21, 2010

Survival

Part of a good set of survival skills is having friends drag you to movies that you tell them sound stupid and ridiculous.

I haven't laughed like this in months....




Go see "GET HIM TO THE GREEK."

And any suggestions for movies? I plan to see several soon....

18 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I think I'll give this one a miss thanks. :D I assume if the trailer doesn't make the laugh the whole film won't either.

I've only seen crap films recently, so have nothing to recommend, sorry.

Kass said...

Go rent "The Man Who Knew Too Little." Makes me laugh every time.

Shan said...

Hi Maria! I think I haven't commented but have been checking up on you. I'm sorry you are so very alone all summer. I know I would feel that way too after a few blissful days of Instant Netflix all to myself. ;)

I thought of you yesterday as I began reading a new Elizabeth Berg book I found at the library. It's called "The last time I saw you" about a 40th high school reunion. I've barely started it but I'm sure it'll make a nice girlie read.

I can't remember if you cared about Sex and the city or not but the second movie was silly fun entertainment for sure!! I love the real conversations that the characters have in that show-they're so relatable somehow. heehee

Then of course without Bing you'll want to drink in the guilty pleasure of Twilight when the new movie arrives. Maybe Harriet likes them?

And finally...I've been watching "Weeds" the Showtime series on my Instant Netflix and it is quite good. It kinda sucks you in and keeps you there. I think we are on Season 4 now. At some point Jamey caught a bit and then had to get all caught up on the back story. Baha (I still have Dexter in my queue but haven't started that one yet-I know you talked about it once here.)

I wish I could come frolic through your garden. I'm kind of kicking myself for not even planting so much as a tomato. I'm feeling pretty grasshopperish about now. All play and no work.

xoxo

Anna said...

As far as summer movies go, I can actually recommend Prince of Persia. It's fun and there's yummy Jake Gyllenhaal and even yummier Gemma Arterton in it. It'll definitely take your mind off things.

Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, I'm kinda engulfed in all sorts of personal stuff right now and don't get around to it as much.

Take care,

Anna

Grumpy Granny said...

I'm taking my grandsons to see the Karate Kid today. I don't know why but I love Jackie Chan. I also want to see Day and Knight for some reason and the A-Team--it just sounds like rip-roaring fun.

Two comedies that never cease to make me laugh hard enough to pee my pants are "Noises Off" with Michael Caine and "Clockwise" with John Cleese. Can't go wrong there.

Enjoy!

GG

Chris said...

i am so glad you liked this. i have wanted to see it but was afraid it would just be bad. i also need to see toy story 3 and despicable me :-)

Earth Muffin said...

Glad to hear a good review from a trusted source on this one. We loved Aldous Snow in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", saw a trailer for this last time we saw a movie and hoped it would be good.

If you can find "Kick Ass" still playing at a theater near you, see that. It's violent, but funny as hell. Kind of like Quentin Tarantino decided to make a Spy Kids movie...

Snooker said...

Nothing like a movie to help you let go. Good onya.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I watched "The Man in the Moon" last night - Reese Witherspoon's debut performance when she was about 14 and thought it was lovely.

If you're catching up on old movies, "The Motorcycle Diaries" was also quite good, and a wonderful chance to practice Spanish. "Whale Rider" was glorious, and I intend to see it again soon.

Fusion said...

It's not a new movie, but we just watched Swing Vote which we enjoyed. A very scathing view of politics today. Funny as shit too...

Rebecca said...

Noooo I can't abide Russell Brand! He's been on TV here for YEARS, I wish he'd eff off back to wherever he came from!

KMae said...

SATC2 !
Lots of people hated it because of so much menopause,,, just wait till THEY get THEIRS!

tracer123 said...

I thought of you yesterday whilst I was watching Helen Mirren play Eizabeth R.




Nah, only kidding, I hate Helen Mirren. Russell Brand on the other hand would make a great Elizabeth.

Rose said...

We just took our boys to see TOY STORY 3 on Father's Day (my hubby's idea). Our boys used to watch it over and over again when they were toddlers, and TOY STORY 2 was the first film they saw in a movie theatre. TS3 was a lovely movie, but it did make me cry. I'm not sure that's what you're going for while your family is away!

If I see any good ones, I'll let you know. :-)

Anonymous said...

We all went to see Toy Story 3 on Sunday (in 3D!). All of us cried. Parents, a 22 year old and a 15 year old.

Sigh....

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

ust seen a lovely Austrian movie called LOURDES,,,,
you would love it I am sure

Terroni said...

Come back to Baltimore this weekend. We'll go see whatever you want. :)

sandy shoes said...

Your post reminds me I am long overdue for a nutshell movie review post of my own.

I would never have even considered "Greek" if I hadn't been so pleasantly surprised by "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," one of those movies I expected to hate and ended up laughing at. So, it's in the queue...

Sadly, all I have to say re: new releases is that you can safely skip "Shrek 4." It isn't the worst thing to happen to a person if they [i]have[/i] to see it, but you won't be missing a thing if you don't.

But you knew that already.