Mar 3, 2012 - Entertainment    No Comments

Friday Night Movies

Had these two movies on cue for the past week, so thought I’d finally give them both a go last night

 

The Descen­dants

This is a George Clooney film, and what is a George Clooney film?  The same as what a Jen­nifer Anis­ton movie is… just is.  After sit­ting through the whole thing, I would clearly not see this in the the­ater, nor would I rec­om­mend any­one I know and care for to do so either.  It’s not that this movie is bad, it’s just that it isn’t any­thing spe­cial.  A few heart­felt moments sprin­kled about, sur­rounded by a sim­ple story-line.  One thing I don’t under­stand for the life of me, is how this thing was even con­sid­ered for any awards at the Oscars.

And maybe, just maybe that’s why I even gave this thing a chance to begin with.  To see why it was even brought to men­tion at one of the most pres­ti­gious award events we’ve come to antic­i­pate each year – 4.5 out of 10

The Sit­ter

I’ve been a fan of Jonah Hill since Super­bad, and despite his aim to lose his weight and take on some more seri­ous roles (ala Mon­ey­ball), I still feel he is best suited for comedy.

So his sin­gle mother wants to go on a date, but her friend that set her up may not be able to go because she has no babysit­ter for her 3 kids, so in comes Jonah to save the day and give his mom the chance to maybe find love.  But of course that comes with a price, from hav­ing a coke­head one-way self­ish girl­friend to hav­ing to mon­i­tor a lit­tle girl who looks like a clown for a major­ity of the movie, a young boy who is in denial about being gay and one pill away from an anx­i­ety attack and a young Mex­i­can boy who they adopted and loves to blow shit up.

I laughed numer­ous times, and although it wasn’t on Superbad’s level, it still served its pur­pose.  I thought Karl’s (the drug-dealer) house was hilar­i­ous, like pure WTF type shit — 6.5 out of 10

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