Flixd: ten

Don’t be afraid that I started the month off heavy in the chick flick department. I finished strong with lots of the testosterone fueled action flicks. Yeah, it was a weird month in the old queue. I bumped up lots of new releases so I could get them the first day and this was the result. Anyway, it was a decent month without any huge stinkers.

Here come the thoughts and heads with the new format proposed last month. One sentence per head. Let’s see how this works out.

Confessions of a Shopaholic
I will watch anything with Isla Fisher in it. Of course, the story was preposterous, or maybe just some of the scenes, but still, watchable even for a dude. Because Isla Fisher is in it and she is funny… and super cute.

11100

He’s Just Not That Into You
I am still not sure if I was into this movie at all, but it has that good ensemble cast going for it, yeah? I’d say most of the storylines were decent, but though Jennifer Aniston and Ben Affleck — nicely understated performance that felt real — really stood out. Still think Bradley Cooper is a douche.

11100

Away We Go
Can there be any doubt that John Krasinski is the man? What a great and quirky performance he gave here. Definitely not thinking anything about Jim and The Office and Maya Rudolph was good as well. The story was just so well told. I’m not exactly in the same place as they are in life, but close enough that it resonated a lot, so definitely check it out.

11110

Aeon Flux
This one was in the queue for a long time and just bubbled up. They did a decent job of making a story out of those shorts that used to show up on MTV. Not sure why it gets a third head though.

11100

Tomb Raider
So, I finally had to see this because I enjoy the games, but not Angelina Jolie. Should have stuck with that thought and the sequel was returned to Netflix unwatched.

11000

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Another grand slam for the DC animation folks. This was another story based on one that appeared in the comics like the Justice League story. Unlike the JL story, I had read this one and it was amazing to see it jump to the screen with the same art style and dialogue. The original story is by Jeph Loeb who you many know has recently written/produced for shows like Smallville, Heroes and Lost, so maybe a non-comics fan will dig it. Also, it was nice that they brought in the same voice talent as the animated Batman and Superman shows because it made it feel just that much more right.

11111

The Fast and the Furious Trilogy
The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Fast and Furious all felt pretty much the same, so I will just lump them together into one blurb since they all got the same amount of heads. Let’s face it, this is mindless car racing action and the reasons why don’t much matter as long as it is good, which it is.  Would have better if Jordana Brewster were in all three!

11100

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Different than the first one — which I watched first the same night — and probably as good for what is meant to be. I did think they left lots of little points unfinished — what happened to the twins? — and there was definitely too much running in the sand. That said, Devastator had cajones, so that was worth the price of admission, but maybe glad I didn’t see it in the theater for full price.

11100

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
So I found myself bored one night and nothing to watch, so I streamed this and its follow-up, Beta House. Dumb fun for sure, but not good like the original trilogy, which they definitely beat with even more crude humor.

11000