Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This Week In Netflix

"The Rocker" (2008) Description from Netflix: When a washed-up drummer (Rainn Wilson) from an 1980s supergroup reluctantly accepts a gig on the skins in his nephew's high school band, he discovers that his dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom haven't completely died. Can he take his new band, A.D.D., all the way to the top? Directed by Peter Cattaneo, this lighthearted comedy also stars Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Jane Lynch and Emma Stone.

This was surprisingly good. It has a lot of heart mixed in with the comedy. I would recommend this one. If it was on sale, I would probably even add this to my collection.

"New In Town" (2009) Description from Netflix: The weather isn't the only drastic change for high-paid consultant Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) when she's sent from her home base in South Beach, Fla., to a small Minnesota town to improve the productivity of a local manufacturing plant. The town's residents also take some getting used to, especially the ruggedly handsome union boss (Harry Connick Jr.) who's doing his darnedest to make sure that Lucy doesn't cut any jobs.

Renee Zellweger does her Sandra Bullock impersonation in the romantic comedy. Sandra Bullock does it better. Renee just isn't as likeable as Sandra in these type roles. This is just an okay movie that even if you don't like Tapioca, you will be craving it at the end of the movie.

"The Bank Job" (2008) Description from Netflix: Based on a true 1971 event, this thriller tells the story of Terry (Jason Statham), a car dealer who becomes involved in a London bank heist only to find that the contents of the bank vault will draw him deeply and irrevocably into the city's criminal underbelly. Murder and scandal abound in this tale of corruption populated with a surprising mix of offenders, from low-level thugs to government officials and all the way up to the royal family.

This was surprisingly good. Not like his more recent films at all. Very well done. I highly recommend!

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