Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This Week In Netflix

"The House Bunny" (2008) Description from Netflix: When Playboy bunny Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) gets evicted from the mansion, she is a woman without a country -- that is, until she meets the sisters of Zeta Alpha Zeta, a sorority on the brink of losing its campus chapter. The Zetas need Shelley's makeover expertise so they can attract a new pledge class -- otherwise, their house goes to rivals Phi Iota Mu. But the Zetas have something Shelly needs, too: the confidence to be herself.

Meh. I thought it was too over the top and found myself fast forwarding a lot. It wasn't that funny and the nerd girls were just too nerdy.

"RocknRolla" (2008) Description from Netflix: Starring Thandie Newton and Gerard Butler, director Guy Ritchie's crime thriller follows a variety of crooks from London's underworld who set out to nab millions of dollars left for the taking when a Russian mobster's real estate scam falls apart. The first part of a planned trilogy, RocknRolla co-stars Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Tom Wilkinson, Gemma Arterton, Jamie Campbell Bower, Mark Strong and Idris Elba.

Not up to his usual. "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch" were much, much better. Watchable, but nothing special.

"The International" (2009) Description from Netflix: Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and New York Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) team up to expose a global financial institution's money laundering, arms dealing and other illegal rackets. But as the pair race from New York to Milan and beyond to pursue their case, they soon discover that the ruthless bank will stop at nothing to continue its profitable activities. Tom Tykwer directs this tense thriller.

Not a good movie. The sound effects were too loud at times (example: whole crowd of people running and you hear Naomi Watts' footsteps perfectly). The plot was lame, the action was lame. Barely watchable.

"Wonder Woman" (2009) Description from Netflix: It's up to fierce, headstrong Amazon princess Diana (voiced by Keri Russell) to use her unique powers to save her people -- by becoming the one and only Wonder Woman. She's out to stop Greek god Ares (Alfred Molina), who is plotting to use an ancient artifact called the Hand of Rage to decimate the human race, starting with the Amazons. This animated tale features the voices of Nathan Fillion, Rosario Dawson, Jason Miller and Oliver Platt.

Nathan Fillion made the movie as Steve Tanner. Great quotes. The movie itself was a little too straight forward and kind of boring, but the dialogue banter was perfect.

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