Monday, June 26, 2006

Movie Monday!

I saw 2 movies this weekend. I will attempt to be a movie critic, so if you haven’t seen these movies I hope I can help you decide if you want to see it.

The Lake House
I am a fan of Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves is ok as well. But I had a hard time with this movie. Maybe because I figured out a major problem beginning with the 1st scene. They are both living in this lake house and they communicate with each other by leaving notes in the mailbox. BUT he is living in 2004 and she is living in 2006 and the dog lives with both of them. I could go on about how they realize that they are living in different years, and their encounters before they start communicating. But you can wait until it comes out on video, really. I give it a “2” on a scale of 1 to 5.

Universal remote (squared)
In this movie Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is looking for a Universal Remote, because he never uses the right one for what he needs. He turns on the fan when trying to change the channel on the TV. He grabs another remote off the table and opens the garage door. (OK who keeps the garage door opener on the table, and when did those remotes look like anything but a garage door opener?) But I digress. He goes to Bed, Bath & Beyond, Beyond to find the universal remote.

He buys it and realizes that he can pause, fast forward & mute his way through life. Humor is mixed in of course. And Henry Winkler does a great job in the movie as Michael’s dad. The movie has its “ahh haa” moment and has a “message.” I enjoyed it and give it a 4.

So I don't have problems with the unbelievable all the time, and each of these movies have an element of it. Maybe it is more believable when comedy is mixed in it.


West said...

We're really looking forward to seeing THE LAKE HOUSE, so that's why I haven't read (or responded to) your latest post.

Once I saw those three words, I hauled ass. :)

Hopefully, it'll be good because it seems like the kind of movie that'll either be very good or very boring.

Remnants of U said...

Well, I hope you enjoy the movie. I am not one to give away the more that you get in seeing the previews. Once you see it let me know what you think.

West said...

We just saw THE LAKE HOUSE and would give it a 3 or 4.

Kinda neat.

ManNMotion said...

Click is more my I have to decide whether to go it alone or bring a friend.

West said...

My review of THE LAKE HOUSE is up.