I get a feeling there will be a vacancy in our house because one of the jobs I believe I excel at is going to be vacant when JohnnyMac fires me and hires someone to take over where I have clearly fallen down on the job. What is that job? CNO.
Chief Netflix Officer.
I will attest there are a limited number of "great" movies available. I believe we have a great movie drought. That being said, I like a wide variety of movies and have introduced some new titles at our house ranging from blockbuster to foreign to independent. JohnnyMac loves movies too. He did advise one of his favorite genres is the "movies that don't suck." Apparently, a few more than a few of my selections fall into this category.
To save you the pain and misery of what we have endured, and just in time for Memorial Weekend, I am going to share a list of recent movies and my four word reviews. Now, before we get started, some of these movies might in fact be great and perhaps I was not in the right frame of mind to appreciate them.
Down to the Bone (Vera Farmiga): Potential but slow/dodgy
Disgrace (John Malkovich): Couldn't even finish it. (PS: I think JM is one of the most brilliant gifted actors of our time. BUT this movie sucked.)
Coco before Chanel (Audrey Tatou): Long, quasi-interesting, but long. (PS: I love Chanel and read her biography.)
The Informant! (Matt Damon): Are you kidding me?
Everybody's Fine (DeNiro): Refund of time, please.
Love Happens (Eckhart/Aniston): Mediocre but not great.
All about Steve (Sandra Bullock/Bradley Cooper): Sandras worst movie. Ever.
The Invention of Lying (Jennifer Garner): What was I thinking?
RockandRolla (Gerard Butler): What in the hell?
Role Models (Paul Rudd/Sean Williams Scott): Comical but really silly.
Sunshine Cleaning (Emily Blunt/Amy Adams): Some potential but ugh.
Brothers (Gyllenhaal/Maguire/Portman): Wanted to like it.
The Bucket List (Freeman/Nicholson) Love them but frown.
Law Abiding Citizen (Jaime Foxx/Gerard Butler) Best of this list.
So you can see, my Hub wants to reject me from my seat. At one point, I believe he suggested that MiniMac pick the next three movies. Cars or ToyStory being a potentially great improvement to my docket. HOWEVER, I have partially redeemed myself with the following films:
The Blindside: Great story. MUST SEE. (OR: Sandra's best work. Ever.)
Precious: Heartbreaking but worth watching.
Funny People: A great Sandler Film.
The Great Buck Howard: Malkovich is awesome. Period.
The Stoning of Soraya M: True story. Chilling. Frightening.
Inglorious Basterds: Interesting Tarantino film. Overhyped.
American Violet: Sad but beautiful movie.
An Education: Well told girl's struggle.
Food Inc: Meat break for months.
If the position in fact becomes available, any of you movie experts are free to apply. The position has minimal pay but great baked goods and great wine are part of the perks.