Monday, December 10, 2007

Two Movie Recommendations


Deja Vu
  • Denzel Washington

  • Val Kilmer

  • New Orleans

  • Time Travel

  • What? You want more?




  • Fight Club

    Last night, I saw that Fight Club was playing on one of my 562 movie channels so I thought, "What the hell. I've avoided this movie for a few years. Tonight's the night." Plus, one of my favorite television shows, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, did a parody of Fight Club in an episode and I knew I would better appreciate the parody if I saw the movie.

    I was shocked to read the details and learn that I hadn't avoided this movie for "a few years." I had avoided this movie for eight years. Eight years! I couldn't believe it. I hate movies about boxing and I hate all those Spike television network shows where men beat the crap out of each other. Still, I had no idea that my dislike of watching people pummel each other had outweighed my desire to see Brad Pitt, frequently shirtless, for eight whole years.

    Edward Norton is the kind of actor I would watch clip his toenails. He's always fascinating and is especially so in this movie. Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer is also excellent as is the scrumptious Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden.

    All that being said, this movie was absolutely not what I expected. Somehow, while avoiding seeing this movie for eight years, I had also avoided learning the actual plot. In case you've also avoided this movie for eight years, it has very little to do with shirtless men beating each other up in basements.

    8 comments:

    Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

    First rule of Fight Club: Do not talk about Fight Club!

    BP and EN are dreamy. :)

    Laurie said...

    Jen - Hahahaha! I guess people abide by that rule, because, seriously (!) I had no idea.

    Lorna said...

    I've read Fight Club but not seen the movie---it seemed redundant. I have an eerie feeling I might already have seen Déjà Vu

    Laurie said...

    Lorna - Regarding Fight Club the movie, the acting really was great. Regarding Deja Vu, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    Zina said...

    If you liked that one.....
    try:

    AMERICAN HISTORY X

    Laurie said...

    Zina - I tried to watch that one, but I couldn't handle it.

    Grimm said...

    Fight Club was the very first DVD I bought for my apartment back when I was a single fellow.

    Not sure if we still have it or it got sold it the Great Moving Sale.

    Laurie said...

    Grimm - I'm not moving, but I need to have one of those sales.