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I haven't done this in awhile, so here goes:

Eagle Eye

Summary via IMDB: Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

My take- I feel this movie could have been really good. It had all the pieces it needed, including a super talented cast (Shia LeBeouf, Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Monaghan) and a superstar producer (Steven Spielberg). I think it started off really strong, with awesome action scenes, interesting characters, and great mystery and intrigue. However, somewhere along the line I feel it fell apart. The "twist" was something I've seen many, many times, and the ending was cheesy.

All and all, it was pretty good though. If you just watch it for the action sequences and acting, it's good. Just don't expect a lot of believability or originality.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Summary Via IMDB:High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

My take- I thought this movie was really cute. I kind of think Michael Cera is one of those actors who plays himself, but I dig it. Kat Dennings is never anything but awesome and hot. It wasn't a super original plot line, but it was a somewhat believable one. There were plenty of laughs and awkward moments, especially from Norah's drunk friend.

For me, the music alone was enough to make me love it. Bishop Allen, Band of Horses, Modest Mouse, Takka Takka, Rogue Wave, We Are Scientists, Vampire Weekend, and Devendra Banhart were a few of the bands that had songs in the movie. If you're an indie rock fan, this movie is a treasure trove of goodness.


Avitable said...

Those are both movies that I want to watch but will probably wait for DVD.

Robin said...

I'll definitely see the last one but via Netflix.

whall said...

Eagle Eye has a 20% chance of being seen in theatre while new(which is high for me), a 50% chance at the dollar theatre and 100% of being a rental.

The other one: 0%, 0%, and 5%. (Was 0-0-0 before reading your review)