Movie Review: House Bunny, Zach & Miri, Pineapple Express, & Twilight

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

First off, we have House Bunny. My not so secretive movie indulgences include quirky mindless comedies where I can snuggle up on the couch by myself eating a Dove chocolate bar, while Guapo burrows near me. These movies are especially helpful if they can keep my attention after pausing many, many times to chase after Mari and get back in the movie. House Bunny was really cute and I was extremely grateful for not having as many gratuitous boob shots (if any). Quirky, fun, and OMG...I'm a fan of Anna Faris! Definitely a high five, up high and down low.

Next up we have Zach and Miri. I was unsure how I would react to this movie. I like Seth Rogen way back from the Freaks and Geeks days. And seriously, who doesn't love Elizabeth Banks, right?? Not to mention that I adore the Kevin Smith's wit. This movie didn't have as many laughs as Dogma, but it really had some curled over clutching my sides moments. There was lots of nudity, so be forewarned! And some other potty humor that, while disgusting, was laugh out loud hilarious. We loved it so much we bought it after renting through OnDemand. Double High Five! BTW, Justin Long's character killed me!
Going in for an extra dose of Seth Rogen, we followed it up with Pineapple Express. This movie did NOT appeal to me. There were some moments that had a glimmer of hope, but so much of it felt forced. If you're gonna go with camp-iness, go with it. If you're going to do over-the-top, then do it full force. It just seemed to me that some of it was just downright lazily done, and other parts were executed well, like the were in Superbad. This is a just a handshake, if that. If you are incredibly bored and you were forced to watch either this or Showgirls, then I'd go with this one.

And last but not least, Twilight. Because I'm in touch with my inner 12 year old, I had to buy this movie. I saw it in the theaters and was unimpressed and even more disappointed in myself for buying it. BUT!! One day, Marisabelle will be older and in my possession, I will have a number of rainy day go-to movies for her to choose from to ignite imagination, pull at her tender innocent heartstrings, and something uber-cheesy for us to bond over. This is such a film. They books are fun and I expected quite a bit more (like they did in the Harry Potter series), but I was let down. Maybe the next film will yield the results I was looking for. In any case, here's a very unenthusiastic sideways hand pat. Oh and the movie extras were lame and just lazy! Good grief! You're basically guaranteed to make a boatload of money and you go low-budget? Bad form!

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