Monday, November 27 2006 @ 07:22 AM MST
Contributed by: brian
With Bridget away for the weekend, Maria and I had one of those rare opportunities to check out a bunch of movies. We ended up going to see two and renting one.
We passed on seeing Borat, deciding that would be a better choice for rental. And when we rented, we oculdn't get The Davinci Code or You, Me and Dupree because Blockbuster was out of them. At least we got a coupon for a free rental of Davinci.
First, we saw Casino Royale on Friday. Maria loves Bond and I like things getting blowed up and chicks in skimpy clothes. The movie was really fun. I liked bad-ass Bond a lot. Daniel Craig may not be suave, but he pulled off the character very well in my eyes.
Of course, some douchebag on a message board I frequent has his thong in a bunch because this goes back to the beginning of the series. Apparently, all the time he has spent in his parent's basement watching Bond movies with his invisible girlfriend (from Canada) is invalidated because this is about Bond's early career. Some people really need a life.
Instead of going to a second movie that day, we rented Accepted, with Justin Long (from Ed and the Mac commercials) and Lewis Black. Not a bad movie. Had some real funny spots and let the characters be themselves instead of constantly relying on juvenile humor.
On Saturday, we went to see Stranger than Fiction with Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson. Now I am a huge Will Ferrell fan so I figured I would like this flick, but it far exceeded my expectation. Everything about it was great. The plot was fantastic. The acting - including Dustin Hoffman who I didn't even know was in the film - was dead on. The music was cool. And Maggie Gylenhall was smoking. This movie could sweep The Brians. Will has basically sewed up Best Actor with his trio of performances (Curious George, Talladega Nights and this).
So far, eight movies are eligible for The Brians - Taladegga Nights, Click, Date Movie, Casino Royale, Stranger Than Fiction, Curious George, Ice Age 2 and Over the Hedge. I may have to create a special category for animated films.