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Valentine’s Day Dinner + Movie

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Mark asked what I wanted to do for Valentine’s Day and I said Korean Barbecue & Die Hard!

I asked to do V-day on Friday because I had tests and such to study for on Thursday night and I think it worked out pretty well.

We had KBBQ at my favorite place in Honolulu, Sikdorak, and I loved every bite of it! We got there a little early which was good because everyone started to pile in as we started eating.

But by the time I was done eating I was WAY too stuffed to go to a movie so I said we would go on Sunday.

But before we go, we decided to look up what the ratings were of Die Hard on Rotten Tomatoes and it was NOT GOOD…

I mean the audience gave it a good review but I think the critics gave the movie something like a 17% which is HORRIBLE! I love Bruce Willis and Die Hard but I didn’t really want to pay to see a bad action film either. I think I might wait till it’s released on DVD.

So instead I looked for the next movie with a decent rating and we ended up settling forĀ Side Effects.

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Mark liked it better than I did. I think I would have rather watched Die Hard, to be honest.

The beginning of the movie was pretty interesting and it set up the plot and its twist pretty well, but I personally think the movie dragged the plot on for too long. I was expecting more of a cliffhanger ending like Inception or Shutter Island but no such luck for me.

This movie takes more of a political stance on police corruption, the malpractice of doctors and the world of money embezzlement. Not really my type of movie.

For those of you who like psychological thrillers and plot twists and such, I think you will like this movie.

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Looper Review

Before you say anything, YES I went to go see it.

Hey, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 92%. I’m not really sure why but it had it’s moments. And who doesn’t like seeing Bruce Willis do his thing?

So if you plan to see the movie you can stop reading here. I won’t put too many spoilers but how can you do a review of a movie when you don’t say anything about it right?

The way they filmed Looper was very aesthetically pleasing. There’s a mix of new and old cars and stuff like that but the way that the director interpreted some of the stuff happening in the movie was just breathtaking. How changes in the present can instantly be seen in the future self. It might just sound like a bunch of confusing mumbo jumbo but if you watch the movie you’ll see what I mean.

Everyone’s acting was pretty on point. Great dialogue between characters. Beautiful shots. There’s one part where they’re in the cornfields and it just reminded me of North by Northwest. Running through the cornfields for cover kinda stuff.

If you have read other reviews yes they do include stuff like TK or telekinetic powers but it is what it is.

The ending was disappointing though. Plot hole. Plot hole. PLOT HOLE. But I had an easier time dealing with them than Mark did.

Go see it if you think Joseph Gordon-Levitt and/or Bruce Willis is hot. If you get too anal about the possibility of time travel and the logistics of changing the present in order to change the future, maybe take a rain check on it so you don’t go absolutely nuts.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt grows up to be…Bruce Willis?

So Mark and I went to go see Moonrise Kingdom yesterday but before I get to that I want to talk about a specific ad that I saw for an upcoming film. As you can tell by the picture above the film that I am talking about is titled, “Looper”. And for those of you who haven’t seen the trailer here it is:

I’ll wait until you finish watching the ad…

[waiting]

Okay. Watched it? Now let me try and get this straight. Stay with me here it might get a little weird.

So. Joseph Gordon Levitt is a “looper” who is kind of like a time traveling, not time traveling assassin. But he has to be somehow in the future too because they have new guns and the ability to time travel. So the mobs in the future send people back in time to Levitt so he can erase them from the future. So instead of teleporting them into a volcano (Mark’s idea) or into a black hole they waste money on someone in the past to kill someone in the future. Hmmmm. And the one rule is to never let anyone get away…even if it’s yourself. But wait…so you’re telling me that when Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets old he turns into…Bruce Willis? Really? Bruce Willis?

Does his jaw line grow thicker as he grows older? Or just his whole head grows a little for every year of his life? Now, don’t get me wrong, Bruce Willis is a very handsome man but who buys that Levitt would actually become Willis as time goes by. His eyebrows just get blonder/lighter and skinnier as time goes on too. That has to be a classic. I think I would’ve picked like Jon Hamm as the aged Levitt.

They look alike don’t you think?

Whoever cast this movie should be shot point blank. Although I guess if you want an “Action Adventure” film that Bruce Willis is your man…but then choose someone who looks like a young Bruce Willis. Ummm… Yeah I don’t know. Probably a young Tom Hanks? Hahaha. No, that wouldn’t work.

I guess we’ll see what kind of reviews the movie gets when it comes out, September 28.

But anyways, I FINALLY got to see Moonrise Kingdom yesterday (because they didn’t want to release it in Hawaii till like mid last week because they’re lame). And guess what? It was AMAZING! I knew I was going to love it and I absolutely did! And then some! I’ve never seen a Wes Anderson movie (besides Fantastic Mr. Fox which was an okay movie) so it was a new experience for me which I really liked. I especially enjoyed the panorama style they used to shoot the movie, it’s very elegant and it flows pretty nicely. The soundtrack for the film was superb as well. Each scene had the appropriate music that made you just believe that you were there with them during their little island adventure. And I think being in Hawaii and watching the movie made me relate to it just a little bit more (with all the isolation from the outside world as well as the wilderness factor that comes into play). It was like a modern Romeo and Juliet mixed with a little Andy Griffith twang to it. Not only was the story and music stellar but the color choices as well as the scenic backgrounds made this movie a masterpiece. Not a single little detail was overlooked but it didn’t have that Jay Leno scripted feel to it but more of a natural uniqueness with play of words and word choice throughout the entire film. If you’ve seen Fantastic Mr. Fox this movie has that same secret element of whimsy mixed with dark humor that is masked by colorful animal masks and time appropriate outfits.

Bill Murray and Bruce Willis also did an amazing job in the movie. But so did everyone in it. There wasn’t a single character or hair out of place.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend making this the one to see this summer. There will be countless superhero movies but another movie like this won’t come along very often.

A good laugh will be had by all, I promise.

And if I didn’t convince you, here’s a little trailer for Moonrise Kingdom:

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