3 out of 5
Today I finished watching The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). From Wikipedia:
It tells the story of a man who has to impersonate a king, whom he happens to closely resemble, when the king is abducted by enemies on the eve of his coronation.
It was mildly enjoyable. It's certainly a crime for me to give it the same score I gave The Nutty Professor, but that's what I'm going to do. Obviously, my rating is intended to gauge how much I enjoyed the films, not their objective intrinsic merit. I give it 3 out of 5.
A 1996 remake starred Eddie Murphy as nice university professor Sherman Klump, suffering from severe obesity. He invents a miracle weight loss potion so he can seduce the girl of his dreams.
This was loaned to us by a friend from our small group after he and our preacher were fondly reminiscing about all the fart jokes. Yes, we have an interesting preacher. I give it 3 out of 5.
Today the chick flick film series continued with Sense and Sensibility (1995,PG). I'm sure I must have seen it in the theaters, but I guess 10 years was enough to erase all memories. Or maybe it was so bland that no memories were ever made. This is the kind of movie that I often like, but somehow this one never grabbed me. I give it 3 out of 5. From wikipedia:
Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility (1811) was adapted into a 1995 film by Emma Thompson, for which she received general acclaim as well as the 1996 Academy Award. The film was directed by Ang Lee. It is faithful to the book, although some liberties are taken. Like all of Jane Austen's novels, Sense and Sensibility is as much a commentary on 18th Century society as a romance. The film captures the plight of genteel ladies "of no fortune" during that period.
On Tuesday I finished watching A Walk to Remember (2002,PG-13). The portrayal of a character with faith that wasn't compromised was interesting, but ultimately the cheese factor was too heavy. I give it 3 out of 5. From wikipedia:
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 film set in mid-1990s Beaufort, North Carolina, based on the eponymous 1998 novel by Nicholas Sparks. The movie stars pop singer Mandy Moore and Once and Again actor Shane West. The movie was directed by Adam Shankman and produced by Denise DiNovi and Hunt Lowry. The movie was critically panned but was embraced by the respective fanbases of both actors. It began the movie career of Mandy Moore. The movie revolves around the lives of two opposite Beaufort High School teenagers: the daughter of a Baptist minister, Jamie Sullivan (Moore) and a jaded, aimless high school senior, Landon Carter (West).
Today I finished watching Sunset Boulevard (1950,NR). From Wikipedia:
It stars William Holden as down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded movie star who entraps the unsuspecting Gillis into her fantasy world in which she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen.
I was enjoying it quite a bit as the plot thickened but then felt like it lost all of its steam at the end, so I give it 3 out of 5.
Tonight's feature film was Wedding Crashers (R). Not the finest specimen of cinema ever but worth of few chuckles. Owen and Vince are enjoyable. I give it 3 out 5. From reel.com:
Two committed womanizers spend their weekends crashing weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air. They find themselves at odds with each other when one of them actually falls in love.
On Saturday night we watched The Bourne Supremacy (PG-13) with the Lashlees. It was a decent action film. It had sort of been too long since we had seen the first Bourne movie, so we had a little trouble remembering if there was anything that we should have recollect from that film that would have helped us follow this one. I give it an 3 out of 5.