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Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Morning Movie Mania...

because it's still Monday morning - in California. Sorry, I was a little late getting this out today. Did you go to the movies this weekend? Somebody did, since Will Smith's "I Am Legend" broke December box office records with the biggest opening ever. I found that sort of amusing, since we tend to think of this as the season for light-hearted holiday fare, family flicks and big budget fantasies where good triumphs over evil. Perhaps "I Am Legend" is a big budgeted fantasy during which good triumphs over evil, I do not know. I only know that it involves human beings being consumed by a plague that turns them into vampirish creatures - not exactly what I associate with mistletoe and holly.

But since the radio stations have been bombarding us with holiday music since the day after Halloween, maybe we were collectively ready for a break and a cinematic adventure about a creepy disease taking over the world. Did you see "I Am Legend?" I did not, but I can say that Will Smith is usually pretty darn cool no matter what he's doing onscreen. Or were you feeling nostalgic for both the holidays and the novelty songs of your youth, so you went to see "Alvin and the Chipmunks?" I really dug the Chipmunks when I was little, but a whole movie...I'm not so sure.

The top movies for the past weekend were:
  • "I Am Legend"
  • "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
  • "The Golden Compass"
  • "Enchanted"
  • "No Country for Old Men"
Did you see any of these or watch an old favorite that you rented or, more wisely, checked out from the library? This is your chance to be a blogger and post your movie reviews right here. Remember, you do not have to sign up for a Blogger account, although the accounts are free and it just takes a few minutes to register. You can choose to post anonymously and submit your reviews that way as well. Either way, we'd love to see what people in Des Plaines are watching and get some conversation going here about movies. Feel free to post comments on other peoples' reviews, too.

1 comment:

  1. I may be the only person in the country who wasn't knocked out by Juno. I can make a good argument for it being an excellent film; top notch acting, clever writing, an interesting story. Why didn't I care for it? That annoying, "I'm so indie" soundtrack, and the sneaking suspicion that if these people were really as blue collar as their home indicates, they wouldn't talk like they had Ph.D.s. Into the Wild, gravelly Eddie Vedder songs and all, felt a lot more real to me. But don't let me dissuade you -- the acting really is wonderful -- and maybe you'll love the music.


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