Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Movie Log 2010: #4-5

We attended another Movie Dictator night. This time the hostess had no real theme except both movies were probably right next to each other on her shelf.

Wind - The dvd case called this "A Rocky of sailing movies." Not *the* Rocky, mind you. More like the Rocky V of sailing movies. So the US loses the America's Cup for the first time in a century, and it's up to Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey to get it back. That actually happened (minus Modine and Grey), and it is possible to make a film about known events and still create some suspense. But not Wind. The most suspenseful bits were seeing which of Ms. Grey's noses would appear at any given time -- Wind was shot the time of her rhinoplasties, and she looked noticeably different when reshoots rolled around.

Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! - Apparently Kate Bosworth's agreement to play Sandra Dee in Beyond the Sea had some stipulation that she also make a Sandra Dee film, or at least someone's idea of one. Bosworth plays a Nice Girl in West Virginia who is prone to exclaiming things like "Yikes-a-bee!" and "Shake-a-doo!" She works with a nice boy (Topher Grace) who's one of her best friends. If you've read the title of the film, you have an idea of what happens next. If you've seen a motion picture before, you know what happens after that.



Blogger Kirsti said...

Her theme was "movies I really liked when they came out even though most people did/do not like them."

February 5, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

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