Catching up on Movies

I realized that I haven’t made a movie post since the beginning of August! Here’s a list of the movies I’ve seen since starting college (the list is in no particular order):

1. The Hangover (2009)


Rating: 8/10

It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. It managed to catch me completely off guard with some Vegas references even though I’ve been to Vegas three times.

2. EuroTrip (2004)

Rating: 7/10

A pretty hilarious comedy. Doesn’t quite match The Hangover in coherency, but it does pack a fair number of unexpected punches.

3. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Rating: 8/10

A very, very good heist movie. A must see.

4. Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Rating: 7/10

Smart in its own way, but much of the plot is reduced in importance by a revelation at the end, so much that it almost feels like a waste of time. But it’s still very impressive, and that commonly criticized portion is only a minor flaw. The amazing laser dance scene makes up for this.

5. Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Rating: 8/10

Matches the ingenuity of the first, very good overall.

6. Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)

Rating: 2/10

We watched this movie on a band trip (on Bus “Happy”). It was super-cheesy and contained some very unconvincing scenes. The bus laughed at it.

7. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Rating: 5/10

An extremely amusing movie. We watched this on the bus as well. It has the feel of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but seemingly not done as well.

8. Mary Poppins (1964)

Rating: 9/10

A classic, and a very nice musical. Watched this on Bus “Happy.”

9. Up (2009)

Rating: 8/10

Not my favorite Pixar movie, but still cool.  We watched this on the way back from a band trip. Ironically, I also watched this on a bus back from a band trip in high school.

10. Anchorman (2004)

Rating: 7/10

Funny. Also watched on Bus “Happy.” (In this post , Up and Anchorman are the only movies that I had seen before college.)

11. The Social Network (2010)

Rating: 7/10

There was SO much hype about this movie, but I didn’t see how it was THAT good. It certainly wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t that great either. Acting is probably the strongest part of this movie.

12. Adaptation (2002)

Rating: 10/10

A really interesting, mind-boggling, and emotional movie. Watched this on the last night of my stay in NYC, i.e., last night. My long-spent hours on TV Tropes finally paid off, for they made me very knowledgeable about the movie’s screenwriting references. Also, I watched this movie with Kayla, a film major, and this actually made the experience even more enjoyable. Seriously!

2 thoughts on “Catching up on Movies

  1. Ninja Cheerleaders in a cliché emotional scene: “All I’ve ever wanted is to get into an ivy league school”

    *Happy bus bursts into laughter*


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