Movies movies movies...

Happy Friday, bloggie buddies!

Do you have fun plans for the weekend? Are you thinking of seeing any movies at the theater, on DVD or on-demand?

I've recently seen two movies, and I thought I'd do a little review for you of three movies I've seen recently....Ready??

#1 (at the theater): A couple of weeks ago, MG said he wanted to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (which I loving referred to as 'that movie about Tinker Toys'). I may or may not have bargained that I'd see it with him if he saw The Vow with me in February. He agreed (there may have been a sigh, or rolling of the eyes in there, but I chose to ignore that), so off we went.

So, let me preface this by saying that I never read this book (I didn't even know it was a book, actually), and according to some of the other people in the theater at the end of the movie, it would have been helpful.

I was totally bored throughout the majority of this movie. There were a TON of long pauses, and people sitting and starring at each other with nothing really happening. The last 20-30 minutes started to pick up, but other than that, I was having a hard time not getting wiggly and antsy in my seat. MG, who wanted to see the movie, leaned over and told me he thought he had fallen asleep for a few minutes. Once it was over, he turned to me and said "Yeah, you earned The Vow on this one"...
It was just too slow. If you wanna watch this, I suggest renting it at home--don't spent $12 to see it in the theater. At least at home you can take a nap in a comfy chair :)

#2 (at the theater): Warhorse: MG and I both had wanted to see this and I think we went the week it came out (or maybe the week after). I love a good heartfelt story, especially about animals (also note, during the preview they showed a documentary coming out called Chimpanzee....I die. So cute looking). So, overall the movie was good. A little slow, and spent more time in the beginning building up to the actual story (by the end I understood why, but this definitely contributed to the slow feeling at the beginning). The whole movie was about 2 1/2 hours. All in all, it was pretty good, a heart-warming feeling. MG and I both agreed, it would have been a better movie to wait and watch at home. But, we didn't feel like it was a waste (like we did with Tinker Tailor)

#3 (redbox rental): Ides of March. I honestly didn't know what this was about (and frankly didn't care, since Mr Gosling was in it, that's all I needed to know). The movie was pretty good, had a good pace, and some twists and turns that kept me intrigued. And....some nice eye candy (*wink wink*). It's about political stuff, which isn't typically my thing, but I found this one interesting. I'd recommend it!

So there you have it. My take on a few movies, that you may or may not have already seen. If you've seen these movies, what did you think? Do you agree with my thoughts on them?

I hope you guys have awesome weekends filled with fun and relaxation! I'll be out with my girl p!nky tonight and having dinner with my parents and MG Saturday. Recaps to come next week!


  1. eh. they all sound boring (no offense)! I had to see "the devil in side" with T so that he will see The Vow w me.

    1. MG doesn't like scary movies and neither do I so luckily I have escaped going to those. Phew!

  2. I'm bummed-- I was looking forward to Tinker Tailor. Although I guess I'm not entirely surprised that it was pretty slow. Oh well. Probably better for a redbox night than a $10 theater ticket.

  3. Thank you for posting this! I had no idea the Ides of March was available at Red Box!! Ryan Gosling is indeed eye candy;) I will be renting tonight!! Happy Friday!

  4. I really wanna see War Horse. I'll try and see it when it comes out on video. Was Ides of March scary at all? If not I'll totally watch it!



  5. my guy wants to go see that first movie... and I drag him to a bunch of mine, so we'll probably go see it. and Ides of March is on our Netflix queue... should get it this weekend (I hope!)

    Thanks for the reviews!!

  6. Have you seen Moneyball? SO GOOD. Loved it more than I thought I would.

  7. I was going to go see War Horse last weekend, but read reviews and decided against it...they said it needed "more war, less horse!" Either way I'm dying to see Ides of March...

  8. I can't wait for "One for the Money" with katherine heigl to hit theaters!

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