Hey out there Eugene! It’s that time of the week again. If you’re looking for some great home entertainment, then this week’s slew of new releases has your serious and your funny sides covered… and that Bieber kid too.
No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. We had a chance to preview this movie and even I thought it was pretty dang funny, until the last act where it completely falls apart, and I mean completely… thus scuttling the entire flick. It’s your typical RomCom where she uses him for sex, he uses the chance to try and make her fall in love… it’s a story we’ve seen in reverse a hundred times. I’m sure not everyone will hate the ending as much as we did, but go ahead, see what happens. No Strings Attached is rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material.
Blue Valentine is another relationship tale, this time much, much more serious. We had a chance to catch this one too and I must say that this is one of the better movies I’ve seen this year. Starring Ryan Goseling and Michelle Williams it tells the story of a modern couple at two points in the relationship: the beginning and the end. Blue Valentine is one of the realest, most daring looks at relationships and their issues I’ve ever seen. Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, this is an unflinchingly real story, the man knows what he’s writing. I don’t want to tell you anything except see this movie, it’s very, very good. (A note about the rating, the MPAA gave this movie an NC-17 because it depicts a married couple performing an act that married couples perform regularly, and yet that makes it somehow “worse” than the orgy of violence and blood that is Scream 4? I’m willing to bet that a scene involving two consensual adults is waaay more likely to have copycats than a ghostfaced killer… but that’s just a thought) Blue Valentine is rated NC-17 for a scene of explicit sexual content, language, and a beating.
There’s also the family “documentary” movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never which doesn’t deserve any more of my time than this. Enjoy girls!
See you all Friday the 13th!!!