Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Middle School Starts / Movies



Today was the first day of Middle School for my daughter. She started 6th grade. I am hoping this year will not be as awful as last year. She is still on academic probation. She will be on until December, if she misbehaves, she will be expelled. I'm worried because Middle School is a whole new routine. Lockers, switching classrooms, different teacher for each subject. Well I made it through, she will too. It is just so different than when my son went to that school. It is a PK - 8 school, but once you hit 1st grade, you were in the 'same school'. The past few years, they made grade 6,7,8 a 'separate school', having their own entrance and floor.



The past 10 days movie watching has been all over the place. 2 movie theater movies and the rest at home.

The Last Exorcism
What a waste of money. I was expecting something on the level of "The Exorcist", but it wasn't. It was done documentary style (Like Blair Witch), however, it wasn't scary, not in the least. The ending was garbage. I do not recommend, I was disappointed.



Dear John
I read the book by Nicholas Sparks a few years ago. My daughter wanted to see it, so we got it from the library. Pretty good romance movie, predictable, somewhat. Boy meets girl, They fall in love, boy leaves girl....blah blah blah.



Clash of the Titans (2010)
Remake of the 70s movie with better FX & costumes. Nothing new here.



Berkley Square
The latest BBC miniseries from my list. Story of 3 nannies at the turn of the 20th century in London. These young nannies become friends, as they all work on the same block. They all come from very different backgrounds, but find common ground in their lot. It is roughly a 9 hour miniseries and great acting. 4.5 out of 5 stars.



Machete
Robert Rodriguez does it again with his 70 style exploitation type violence. Starring Danny Trejo as Machete, this fast paced action film has everything from sex & violence to a bit of comic relief. Fun movie, don't walk in expecting high art, it is not that, but a 4 out of 5 stars.



The Little Prince
Yes, like the book. A 70s live action movie based on it. Very accurate, and cute.



Nanny McPhee Returns
Little c, big P. A charming sequal to the original. This movie, moves up in time about 75 years. This takes place during WWII in England. Nanny comes to help children in need and in the processes teaches them something about family.



D.O.A. (1950)
Film noir at its best. A man has discovered he has luminous poising and has only days to live. He has to find out who his killer is.



The Back-up Plan
I like Jennifer Lopez as an actress, more so than a singer. This is a cute romantic comedy. I recommend for a light movie day.



Mother
Korean language movie. A mother goes to great lengths to protect her mentally challenged son. This thriller has a twist, so pay attention.

1 comment:

itsJUSTme said...

First of all - Good Luck to your Daughter in school! I hope everything works out for her.

Some good movies there-
Clash of the Titans - loved the orig. haven't seen the new one.

The Little Prince - What???? I didn't know this was a movie! That is one of my favorite books of all time! I will have to get the movie.

Nanny McPhee Returns - Yea!!! Loved the first one, can't wait to see this!

Back -up plan - On my to be watched list!