Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Going to the Movies...

The youngest munchkin and I finally saw Transformers. He's the only one that seems to like going to the movies. The other two would rather stay home playing video games or surfing the web. I might be able to drag them to see Harry Potter next week but I'm not counting on it. :)

Anyway, if you liked the first Transformers then you'll probably like the second. I don't really care for the people. The main guy, Sam, is annoying so I generally tune him out. I much prefer the Autobots and the Decepticons. (Those are the good transformers and the bad transformers).

I did enjoy the previews. First up was M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. His movies have been hit or miss with me, mostly miss. I did like Signs with Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a cartoon that the kids watched and I actually liked. The movie version is live action, not animated and looked amazing. It comes out next summer and I'll definitely drag my movie buddy Nick, to see it.

Do you remember the movie Office Space? Well, the people who did Office Space have a new movie coming out in September called Extract. It looks pretty funny but might be one of those that I wait for the DVD.

The last preview was for Funny People. I've been seeing this one on TV lately but didn't really pay attention. The preview at the theater looked good. Another one I'll keep in mind for DVD release.

Bonus: Eric Bana is in it. :)

You'll have to go here to see the video. YouTube wouldn't allow embedding. :(

And of course we saw the preview for the next Harry Potter movie which comes out tonight at midnight. The theater is having a special contest for people who show up dressed as their favorite character. I went to Barnes and Noble for the last two book release parties and that was too crowded for my liking. I can only imagine what the movie will be like.

So what movies do you plan to see this summer?


  1. We've got tickets to HP for Saturday! My husband's birthday is next week, and this is his bday celebration.

    I sent him that Airbender preview. He and my son watch the dvds of the tv show. I know we'll be going to that one when it comes out in 2010.

  2. Renee ~ That should be a fun bday gift. The trailer looks really good. Lots of action and the Hermione/Ron storyline looks cute. :) I hope to see it next week with my youngest, Nick.

    Airbender has lots of potential. And it's a movie both me and the kids would like. :)

  3. My co-worker keeps bugging me to watch Avatar... but I still haven't ^_^;

    Oh, i want to go see Transformers... but the feedbacks I got are so-so... so I haven't rushed.

    I haven't seen any HP books or movies ^_^;

  4. nath ~ Avatar is a show that I'll actually pay attention to when it's on. LOL

    Transformers was ok. I just like watching them fight. :) And HP - I haven't read the books, just watch the movies and play the video games.