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4 out of 5


Up_Poster A few months back we went to see Up (2009,PG) in the theater.  From ScreenIt!:

A 78-year-old widower uproots himself when he attaches balloons to his house and sets off for South America, unaware that an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer has unintentionally come along for the ride.

I give it 4 out of 5.

Where the Wild Things Are

200px-Wherethewildthingsareposter We went to see Where the Wild Things Are on opening night (October 16).  I'd been looking forward to it.  From ScreenIt!:


A hyperactive child imagines traveling to a distant land where he becomes the king of a group of large creatures that have their own share of personal and interpersonal issues that they and thus he must deal with.


I wonder how much all the ambiguous angst of adult relationships that saturates the film registers with kids.  Anyway, I enjoyed it, and they did too.

I give it 4 out of 5.

Burn After Reading

215px-Burn_After_Reading Tonight we watched Burn After Reading (2008,R).  From ScreenIt!:

Fitness center employees' attempts to blackmail an ex-CIA agent go awry and end up involving more people than expected.

Coen Brothers.  Nuff said.  I give it 4 out of 5.


200px-Holesposter03 Lisa and the boys have been reading Holes, and tonight they finished it.  We popped some popcorn and watched Holes (2003,PG) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

After being wrongly sentenced to a hard-labor camp where he and other boys are forced to dig a five-foot hole each day, a teenager tries to figure out what they're digging for as well as whether he and his family are still living under a generations-old curse.

It was the second time around for the adults, and we all enjoyed it.  Lisa commented about how closely the movie followed the close as any book/film pair she's ever read/watched.

I give it 4 out of 5.

Into the Wild


Tonight we watched Into the Wild (2007, R) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

Upon graduating from college, a young man drops out of society, and meets various interesting people as he hits the road, preparing himself for an extended stay in the Alaskan wilderness.

Lisa had read the book.  I had heard much of the soundtrack (which I like, esp. "Rise").  It's an interesting story, and I thought the film did a decent job of telling it.

I give it 4 out of 5.


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