Some notes on movies I've seen. This is an incomplete list as I decided to start it for 2002. This is in two parts since I started entering some movies as Blogs.
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5/12/2008 8:25:12 AM
Last night we went to see Speed Racer after dinner, all paid for by Kyle. It was part of his penance for some issues in school and this was a payback to the family. It was a good time for all, and the kids had a good time. Tia and I wanted to let the kids go and have a drink together, but Kendall nixed that.
I can say that Speed Racer had a lot of color and it was long. Over 2 hours and for awhile I thought it might never stop.
It's kind of a joke, bright, flashy colors, lots of cutaways between scenes as the future racers race on these elevated roller-coaster like tracks, with jump legs that catapult cars, lots of spins, etc. It's not meant to be serious and the kids enjoyed it, but I don't think that there is really anything for adults to see.
Kendall had wanted some girl time, so on the way home from baseball I was checking movies to see about taking the boys. Kyle wasn't back from a friends, so I texted him, he wanted to go, and I came home, cleaned up and grabbed Delaney and then the 3 of us went to see Iron Man.
I thought it was pretty cool. A silly story, but very cool effects, they make a little fun of being a hero, and Downey Jr. does a good job of throwing out one-liners and not taking it that seriously.
Delaney loved it, Kyle didn't, which was disappointing. The previews were all action movies (Hulk 2, Dark Knight, Prince Caspian, etc.) and after each one Delaney would ask me if I wanted to see it, then ask Kyle and if Kyle said "yes", he would give a little clap and hug Kyle's arm. If Kyle said no, he was a little disappointed.
A little different, darker, not quite as flashy as the other Bond films I've seen. It's especially much better than the recent Pierce Brosnan/Timothy Dalton series. Tonight Kyle took Kendall and two of her friends to "Happy Feet" and Tia and I took Delaney with us to Bond.
It ran longer than we expected, so we didn't get to see the end. I suspect that the love of his life gets killed, but I'll have to wait until we can get back and see it or rent it.
I watched most of Scarface last night. The last week the kids have been watching "Master of Disguise" in the van and I keep hearing Dana Carvey imiate Scarface, so yesterday when I was running a couple errands I decided to rent it.
It's an interesting movie, definitely with a 70's cinematography feel, but good. I enjoyed it, but it gets long, especially as Tony falls into the depths of his depression with his life. Right after the big club shootout I was tired, so I turned it off and watched an episode of "King of Queens".