No Reservations (2007)
The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.
I am dieting. I am really enjoying watching stuff with food. This had food in it, though, not as much as I wanted.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is gorgeous and a food genius that has nothing else in her life except her sister and niece. Her sister dies and she’s left to raise her niece. The learning curve is steep and she only knows gourmet food.
Aaron Eckhart wants to learn how to cook from Catherine Zeta-Jones and obviously seduce her. He falls in love with her O face while feeding her food. He’s also a normal well-adjusted human being so is better at connecting with the niece.
They fall in love, open their own restaurant, and all live happily ever after.
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he’s being chased.
I really liked this movie when it came out. I actually liked it better than The Bourne Identity which came out around the same time. Pretty sure I’m the only one with that opinion though.
Re-watching it I still really enjoyed it but I realized at some point my opinion of Ben Affleck changed. I use to think he was attractive and sexy and whatever, but now I don’t really think those things when I think of him. He’s not a bad actor but he just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Watching Paycheck, though, I remember why I thought all of those things.
The action in the movie was so much better than the average action movie that comes out now a days. There wasn’t a huge abundance of it, but what was there could be seen and followed. It had a good car chase as well.
Liked the story. Liked the idea. There were some pacing issues where it slowed down and got a little boring but that was mainly with the romance. Didn’t really feel much chemistry between Affleck and Thurman. Still liked the movie despite that though.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
What is it with the gravely voices people do nowadays? I blame Batman. It’s like if you want to seem dark and menacing you speak like you smoke a pack a day. Over done, imo.
I like the mythology, the fact that it’s gargoyles fighting against demons. That’s cool and you don’t really see that very often.
Evidently if you’re a reanimated corpse you can’t get clean. His skin is always dirty. You’d think a dead guy would have ashy skin but it’s got like gold flakes in it or something.
I swear when he’s walking down the alley all slow-mo and the gargoyles have found him his fly is down. Not the entire time just in one shot. Could have been my imagination but I didn’t bother rewinding to confirm.
The CG in this movie sucks balls. It’s like a SyFy movie, well not quiet but almost.
So many good actors and yet this movie sucks ass. I blame the script.