Thursday, May 27, 2010

Movie Switch: Raising Helen

KW's Pick: Raising Helen. Not much to say, enjoyable enough, I guess.

My Pick: About a Boy. My husband will disagree, but I think movie is great. Similar to Raising Helen in that a child helps the main character grow up, but more melancholy. Plus I actually found the kid in About a Boy to be interesting and funny and sad, but the kids in Raising Helen, are just background to the over-rated Kate Hudson. If you haven't seen About a Boy, I highly suggested it.

Movie Switch: Gone in 60 Seconds

KW's Pick: Gone in 60 Seconds...More Nicholas Cage. And some cars, and car chases. Spoiler Alert: Everything turns out fine. And Angelina Jolie, don't even get me started.

My pick: Oceans Eleven. On all accounts a pretty similar movie--assemble cast, heist movie, etc--but I liked it so much better. When I saw Oceans Eleven for the first time, I wanted to be a con man, I wanted to plan a heist and steal from a casino. The movie is cool and sexy, and everytime it is on TV, I have to stop and watch at least part of it. (All bets are off for the sequels though, they look really bad!)