Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Teen rockers and a dead narrator

This weekend The Boyf was away on a short hunting trip (this fact may help explain point 9 in my last "10 things I learnt"post), So I decided to catch up on some movie watching (among other things)...

Here is a bit about the 2 most interesting movies I watched this weekend:

1. The Runaways: This film gives an inside look into the making and breaking of the 70's all girl, teen band - The Runaways. It also focuses on the relationship between guitarist, Joan Jett and lead singer, Cherie Currie. The film perfectly captures the wild, hard, drug filled 70's rock scene. Dakota Fanning is amazingly raw as Bowie obsessed, Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart is impressive as edgy rocker, Joan Jett. I totally enjoyed the film.

2. The Lovely Bones: based on the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by Peter Jackson (the guy behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy), The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14 year old girl, Suzie Salmon (played by the very talented, Saoirse Ronan), who is murdered by a serial killer and the effects that this event has on everyone (including her) . The whole story is narrated by Suzie Salmon, who is in an almost-heaven place. Stanley Tucci does a good job being the creepy, yet stereotypical, killer. Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon also star in this bittersweet movie.

Have you watched anything interesting lately?

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11 comments

  1. I went hunting and all I caught was a pigeon?

    Movies watched ... Love Actually and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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  2. must watch The Lovely Bones. Definitely on my to-do list. We also watched movies this weekend, but went old school with Road Trip and Aladdin. Good times!

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  3. Can't wait to see The Runaways!
    I didn't watch any good films this weekend. Have Whip It (with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore) waiting for me though, looking forward to it.

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  4. The best movies I've seen recently are Inception(amazing) and Kick Ass, which is also really good. Totally different than I expected it to be, but really good.

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  5. Also watched The Lovely Bones this weekend. Very different to what I expected, but a geat movie. Somewhere in the middle of the movie I thought to myself "you know, Mark Wahlberg is actually a very good actor." ;)

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  6. I have to see The Runaways more out of interest seeing Dakota and Kristen in such atypical roles.

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  7. I want to watch the runaways but how on earth do you watch scary movies by yourself! Only romcoms for me when mike is away :P

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  8. I still haven't gone and watch Eclipse:( I know I am probably the only one in the world. Well I have a valid excuse, a friend of mine borrowed me the complete box set of Sex and the city (season 1-6) YAY!

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  9. i have been watching lost. yup, 6 years later, and i am finally getting why it was such a huge hit. i am obsessed, after everyone else is done with it. doy. story of my life! ahhahaha

    and i kind of want to see the runaways, just for the fashion. well, maybe for a bit of the music, too. :)

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