Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This Week In Netflix

Yes Man (2008) Description from Netflix: Based on the comedic memoir by Danny Wallace, this film stars Jim Carrey as Carl, a man who, as an antidote to unhappiness, resolves to say "yes" to everything -- yes, everything -- that comes his way. Carl's new practice initially proves successful in lifting his spirits. But soon, he's confronted with unexpected and seemingly unbeatable challenges stemming from his unique self-imposed regime. Zooey Deschanel co-stars.

I was surprised by how much I liked this. Aside from Jim Carrey being miscast, it was decent. The Yes philosophy is how I ended up here in Seattle. Although, this movie takes it to a new extreme. If this were on sale for $5, I would probably buy it.

War, Inc. (2008) Description from Netflix: John Cusack heads the cast of this outrageous satire as professional ice man Brand Hauser, who's paid by a private corporation's brass to take out the competition -- a Middle East oil minister -- while masquerading as a trade-show director. But not all goes according to plan when Natalie Hegalhuzen (Marisa Tomei), a fetching field reporter, throws the young assassin off course. Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley and Joan Cusack also star.

This was this most useless movie I have ever seen. I complete waste of a cast. I'm not even sure how I got through the whole thing. Epic fail.

Notorious (2009) Description from Netflix: Based on the story of Christopher Wallace -- better known as gangsta rapper Notorious B.I.G. (played by Jamal Woolard) -- this insightful biopic chronicles his troubled life as a drug dealer, his artistic success and his unresolved murder at age 24. The film also delves into his close friendship with Sean Combs (Derek Luke) and the famous feud with hip-hop rival Tupac Shakur (Anthony Mackie). Angela Bassett portrays Biggie's mother.

Meh. It was okay. I know nothing about any of this so I thought it fine. I heard people who know about this stuff said it was completely wrong. As a movie, it was kind of slow.

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