Monday, August 15, 2011

Two BIG thumbs up

I spent my weekend editing vlogs for WriteOnCon and watching movies.

Some quickie reviews:



The Town was AMAZING. So. Much. Tension. I have a whole new respect for Ben Affleck. As Loretta Nyhan said, Ben is ALWAYS good when he's in Boston. He should never make a movie anywhere else.





Jane Eyre perfectly captured the spirit of the book. Mia Wasikowska was the perfect Jane Eyre. When I think about the fact that Charlotte Brontë published this novel in 1847 I'm always completely blown away. Jane is so strong and brave and independent - to a fault. All of the things that women weren't supposed to be and of course, hopelessly in love with Mr. Rochester, a man with more baggage than a 747. The only thing that's missing is a Sassy Gay Friend parody. Let's get on that, Second City.










Life as We Know It was so so so so bad. Really, truly awful. I find Katherine Heigl's Type-A-know-it-all schtick exhausting. And watching her grind up organic baby food with the perfect smear of baby poop across one cheek made me want to stab someone with a DVD of 27 Dresses. This movie is free on HBO on Demand right now, and I would bet you my VHS copy of My Father the Hero (Now there's a Katherine Heigl I can get on board with...) that the 3rd Roecker sister will watch this movie at least 50 times if she hasn't already. Stacey has a soft spot for terrible movies.










In between watching movies I watched all of the amazing WriteOnCon vlogs and they are nothing short of amazing. Some of the most influential publishing professionals have created some truly amazing content for the conference this year and it's all FREE and it all starts tomorrow. Check out the final schedule and get excited. If you need us this week, you know where to find us.

13 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

Is it bad if i've only seen the third one? lol. Excited for WriteOnCon!

Jill Hathaway said...

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT was the most depressing comedy I've ever seen.

Rachele Alpine said...

I loved THE TOWN too! I'm glad you liked the new Jane Eyre...the older one was more of a comedy than anything else. When I taught at Magnificat, the girls and I had some favorite scenes that we rewound and watched over and over (cue Mr. Rochester falling off his horse!). I'm glad to know that there is a version that does the movie justice!

Rhonda said...

Ugh! Clearly my movie watching is seriously lagging behind. Although I have to say that the movie picture for Life As We Know It is disturbing enough to stop me from watching it - even before I read about the baby poop smear.

Susan said...

We just watched The Town last night - very awesome movie!!

Krispy said...

I want to see The Town and Jane Eyre, so it's a relief to hear they were both good. :D Uh, glad I never saw the last...

Marsha Sigman said...

Did we have the same weekend?

The Town was so good and I agree Ben needs to keep it real in Boston.

I have not seen Jane Eyre. Now I have to.

But I have to point out that while Life as We Know It wasn't Katherine's best(I like The Ugly Truth)...we still got to see Josh Duhamal in his underwear. There is always an upside.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I haven't seen any of these. The Town is already on our Netflix queue, I'll have to add Jane Eyre. Not sure I can convince hubby to what Jane Eyre with me though. Oh well, his loss!

Stacy said...

I definitely want to see Jane Eyre. Still one of my favorite books. And thanks for the heads up on Life As We Know It. Not a big Heigl fan, anyway.

Dara said...

Dying to see Jane Eyre--that's like my favorite book EVER.

Stacey Vaughan said...

Recording "life as we know it" as we speak...

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Matthew MacNish said...

Ben co-wrote and directed The Town, too. Plus he looks good with his stubble going grey.