I just got back from a 3 movie day. I saw in the following order: GI Joe, 500 Days of Summer, & The Time Traveler's Wife. I just gonna post a comment in an open thread about about them, but the comment was getting to be too long, so I decided to write a diary a it.
Anyway, here goes:
GI Joe the cartoon, was more entertaining than the movie. I'd wait to see if at the dollar movie, or on DVD.
Time Traveler's Wife was basically a romance novel come to life. I haven't read the book, so I can't say whether or not is was true to the novel, but my sister hadn't seen it either, and now she wants to read the book, so work well done. Besides which, I really like Rachel McAdams who stars in it, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Eric Bana. Once he cleaned himself up in the movie, hubba, hubba!!!!
My favorite of the 3 thought was 500 Days of Summer. Once again, my sister and I were a spot of chocolate in a sea of vanilla, but it was worth it. 500 Days is this indie movie about the guy named Tom, and this girl, of course, named Summer. It's about, obviously, 500 days in the life of the relationship between Tom & Summer. It is an indie rom/com, but it was really funny. For those who remember the feeling when you first fall in love, and your first break-up, you'll love 500 Days. Isn't it funny, how the little things that you loved about someone becomes the things you hate once ya break-up (ya know, how you like his smile, then you broke up, and you couldn't stand his ole crooked azz smile). If you've ever thought you were in love and even if you hadn't (I know I haven't) then you will love this movie.
BTW, I want to take the time to plug your local library. I can tell you now, that the only reason why I am so into indies, and foreign films, brit comedies, and old 40s & 50s musicals/movies, it's because of when I was young, and I found out that you could check out movies at the library. As you can imagine, at the time, the library was not known for having the most up to date movies available, but I didn't have any money, but I had my library card, so I check out "Bringing Up Baby", "Pillow Talk", Doris Day movies, Gene Kelly movies, Monty Python tv videos, and all the big indies of the day, whatever the library had, I watched it.
To this day, I can credit the library for alot of why I have such an ecclectic sensibility when it comes to movies and such. The library is so different now of course, but I drag my sister along with me when I see these movies, and when I see a good one, I try to coerce as many people as I can to see them.
So anyway, rambling over.
500 Days of Summer was a great movie. Ya'll should go see it...oh, and Julie & Julia too.