I didnt watch anything today, however these are my last flicks the past week or two and my thoughts.
This movie got a 8.3 on IMDB and I have no idea why. I understand the concept of submitting to fear in space but there were so many wtf moments on Sandra Bullocks astronaut role. Visually the movie was absolutely stunning putting alot of point-of-view perspectives in shots. Also long panoramic shots were done in the movie in abundance. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, the movie is fairly paced which is good but I just couldn't get past the whole "How not to be an astronaut" factor in it.
Personal Rating: 6.0 (for amazing camera work and great visual effect)
IMDB gave this a 7.3 and I felt it might have been understated. Great movie to watch with your significant other, many feels. About a man who discovers an ability to go back into any moment in time of his own life. This movie, in my opinion, was excellent. Had good rounded elements and a good story to it. I highly recommend this movie to anyone that likes this kinda stuff. Can be considered pretty sappy for younger generations and/or single guys
Personal Rating: 9.0
IMDB rating of 6.2 probably generous. This movie is a remake of the classic, which is fine, remakes are fine...however this movie had me wtf several times. It was fairly straight forward and the plot was fairly bland. The acting wasn't all that great either. This movie is good for a once over...if you are remotely interested in this kind of movie.
Personal Rating: 5.0
Desolation of Smaug
Imdb gave this a 8.2. Probably right on the money. The movie was decent, it kept pace. I honestly liked the first one better not really sure why. Without doing any research on where the 3 movies are cut I was sadly disappointed on where it did. The cut did make sense in the order of events. Also Kate from Lost was an elf in the movie, that was a pleasant surprise. Wife and I were tilting our head trying to figure that one out.
Personal Rating 8.0
IMDB puts it at a 6.9 probably generous. This movie, in my opinion, was a waste of time. I don't even recommend it, seems like an incredible waste of talent. Ear cringing New Jersey accents, constant titty shots and an comparable asshole syndrome throughout this entire movie. There are alot of great actors/tresses in this movie but again it just wasn't worth the time. I kept expecting like this life altering epiphany or tragic thing to happen. It kinda really didn't. If you were to summon this up. Guy meets porn, guy meets hot chick, guy still meets porn, guy meets old chick, guy quits porn. This, in my opinion, isn't even worth the first watch through.
Personal Rating 3.0
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
IMDB puts this at a 6.0 probably generous. Movie was chalked full of unexplained things, a loose story and no clear ending. Thank you for a book to movie adaptation that was awful. When I have to look up explanations as to wtf happened in a movie on a third party site on the internet there is something obviously wrong with it. Not one or two things...pretty much the entire movie. When I first saw the trailer for this movie I wanted to watch it so bad, it looked absolutely amazing, then watching the movie was a huge disappointment. It's watchable...barely.
Personal Rating: 5.0
IMDB gave this a generous 4.4. I do not recommend watching this waste of time of a film. I don't even think I paid attention to the whole thing. Story was bad, acting was bad. When you have to put the only known actress in the movie on the top of the cast list and she only had about 3 minutes of total face time in the movie this would be a clear indicator of awful.
Personal Rating: 1.0
IMDB puts this at a 6.8. Now this is one of those movies where you don't go into it expecting a masterpiece. Most Will Ferrell/Adam Sandler movies come out this way so I definitely went in with a clear mind of knowing it wasn't going to be great so these kind of movies go on a different scale. Most of the jokes in the movie were unexpected and pretty funny. This movie is definitely not for everyone for the reasons mentioned above. If you don't want to waste your time and you are looking for a good movie this one definitely isn't for you. Movie has alot of shock value and inappropriateness is through the roof.
Personal Rating: 7.0 (on the badness scale)
IMDB rating of 7.3 probably accurate. Movie was great for my 3 year old who couldn't stop laughing at it. My 15 month old also watched it from start to finish. Alot of color in the movie and the comedy is still good for adults. Was definitely a keeper as nothing tends to keep the attention of my 3 year old.
Personal Rating: 8.0
Despicable Me 2
IMDB rating of 7.6 probably accurate. An extension from the first one. As an adult plot line was easily guessed but what do you expect out of a childs film. It wasn't as kid centric which I didn't necessarily like. It was more centered around Gru. I think the first one might have been overall better than the second one but it was still enjoyable.
Personal Rating: 7.0
Edit: I apparently watch alot of movies :-|