03 January 2009

My Christmas Break

Well, my two week Christmas break was wonderful. I had time to post on my blog, have quality family time, sleep (I averaged nine hours a night), shop, celebrate some fantastic holidays, eat, read, and catch up on some Boston sports. I also watched a boat-load of movies. Below I have listed the movies I remember watching, one sentence about them, and a rating out of five Stars.

  • Into the Blue "Great underwater camera shots and a twisting plot make the movie quite
    enjoyable- and it has Jessica Alba" Star Star Star Star
  • License to Wed "It had its moments, but generally was a cake short of a complete wedding" Star Star
  • Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man's Chest "It's called Dean Man's Chest because you wish you were a dead man in a chest when you watch it; Master and Commander meets Star Strek" St
  • The Good Year "A fantastic movie with gorgeous scenery, although I didn't understand half of what was said regarding the sommeliers" Star Star Star Star
  • The Rookie "A movie as dry as the Texas barrenland, saved by an oasis of baseball scenes and an affecionate ending sure to bring tears to anyone." Star Star St
  • Mammia Mia! "The Grecian Setting and Abba music saved this movie from a collapse." Star Star
  • Eagle-Eye "Do not watch this movie if you have a weak heart or respond poorly to stimuli; once it gets going, it doesn't stop." Star Star Star
  • Ghost Town "Very British humour, and Tea Leoni was a gem; I laughed continuously." Star Star Star St
  • Traitor "A dissapointment of a flick due to its excessive violence; it was pretty much a 'How to be a Terrorist' instructional movie." Star
  • The Interpreter "Astonishingly good movie with smashing acting, an appropriate score, and an intricate, current events plot that was ablaze with action and excitment." Star Star Star Star Star
  • Red-Eye "A fairly typical thriller, although there was some good action; it was an all around entertaining experience-and it has Rachel McAdams" Star Star Star
  • Batman II: The Dark Knight "Of course it's good, even the third time around." Star Star Star Star
  • The Big Bounce "You'd think a movie set in Hawaii, with Morgan Freeman, Owen Wilson, and Charlie Sheen would be breathtaking, but, although it was good, there was room for improvement" Star Star
  • Win a Date With Tad Hamilton "Um, yea, a total chick flick to the utmost degree, but I still found it to be very funny, and (I didn't cry, I swear) very sweet." Star Star Star St
  • The Holiday "Another chick-flick, but one with Jack Black and one with a unique plot that made it worthwhile." Star Star Star

I did do many productive things this break, such as read F. Scott Fitzgerald, attend a Harvard women's hockey game, play my trumpet, get well rested, spend family time, and write emails. Vacations, in my book, are Star Star Star Star Star!

4 comments:

C.Jay said...

If all else fails, I think you definitely have a future as a film critic:)

brook said...

by women's hockey do you mean FIELD hockey?? ohhhh i miss playing that.
also, you reminded me that i need to see eagle eye.
also #2, i thought dead man's chest deserved an "ar" not a "st" ohhh i crack myself up

justpulse said...

this is awesome. you are an example to all of us of how free time should be spent. :)

Lyndsi Shae* said...

Great Gatsby??