Katy checked out the movie version of the super-popular TV show Sex and the City and gave it four and a half stars. She says,
I was a huge fan of the series and I am glad that they are finally attempting to tie up all loose ends and give their stories a satisfying and sweet sense of closure. But, there were definitely bumps along the way.
Mike saw the John Cusack drama Grace Is Gone and gave it a glowing five-star review. He says,
It just seems like John Cusack gets better and better, the older he gets. He picks fantastic movies, with amazing stories, and just nails performances…If you’re a Cusack fan (as I am), this movie needs to be seen. It’s depressing as hell, but absolutely worth seeing. John is simply amazing.
Christine watched the Diane Lane cyber thriller Untraceable and says,
One minute and thirty seconds into the movie, I thought I knew who the bad guy was. I was wrong, but I actually think I would have liked the movie more had I been right…It’s not the best thriller I’ve ever seen but it’s definitely a good one.
Katy reviewed the David Mamet martial arts movie Redbelt. She says,
After I watched the trailer for the first time, I was thinking this was going to be a dream for martial arts fans, with as much physical combat and spectacular aerial stunts as one would want. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may be the focal point, but if you’re looking for a full-throttle, beat-your-ass action movie, you may be disappointed.
Katy checked out the Wachowski Brothers follow-up to the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer. Despite the bright lights, fast cars, and unbelievable CGI, Katy wasn’t impressed. She says,
Go, Speed Racer, Go? No, Speed Racer, No. At least not with this film. In multiple reviews, I have made comments about certain movies that ran too long and stretched what little action and plot they had, and you can count this one among them. Did it really need to run for over two hours? No way! Despite all the eye candy, this certainly didn’t make me cheer all that hard for our hero. It’s marginal, at best.
Mike checked out the latest superhero movie to hit theaters, Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr. He says,
The action was good, the special effects were impressive. But there could have been more of both. The flying scenes were cool, the explosions were fun, and the fighting was pretty unique. I just felt like there could have been more of it.