A Bunch of Movies

So my wife is on vacation with the kids down to SW Missouri to see her parents.  When she left, she gave me instructions to get my fill of “man movies”.  You know, shoot-em-up movies that girls only tolerate if it is followed by something with Meg Ryan in it?  Anyway, I have been trying to follow my wife’s wishes, so here’s the movies thus far with the nickel review:

The Art of War II: Betrayal

This is in the running for the worst movie I’ve ever seen.  Anything more and I wouldn’t be responsible for the results.

The Mummy Three: Rise of the Blah Blah Emperor

BOOOOOORRRRRRING.  Bad dialogue.  The first two were much better.

Iron Man

This I liked.  I didn’t love it.  It was no where near as good as The Dark Knight, but I liked it.  I’ve always liked Robert Downey, Jr., in a sick and wrong sort of way.


Okay, but the book was far better.  Kind of a pale imitation of LOTR.

Men in Black

A classic.

Shawn of the Dead

VERY FUNNY MOVIE.  Language, not so good.  But anyone who loves zombie flicks (as I do, thanks to my friend Stieg), will just have to love this movie.

That’s it so far.  I’m not sure what’s next.  I may watch Serenity, or O Brother Where Art Thou, or LOTR.  Or maybe I’ll go outside and star at that bright thing in the sky.  What is that called again?


One thought on “A Bunch of Movies

  1. My son talked me into watching Shawn of the Dead while my wife went upstairs so as to avoid the indelicate language! You’re right – it was good!

    He just recommended that you take advantage of your wife’s absence by watching Office Space. We enjoyed it very much. BTW, I believe you have my stapler!

    Tom Fast

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