Jean TellerThis is usually the way my movie history goes: a long drought, then too many to see in too short a time frame. Sigh.

From my March list, all I saw was How to Train Your Dragon. The extra price for IMAX 3D was definitely worth it for this cute, fun, wonderfully animated film. Other in-theater films I’ve seen are The Losers (lots of guns and explosions, oh, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and The Back-Up Plan (love Alex O’Loughlin).

Rentals included Outsourced (funny), Moon (strange, good and perplexing), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (fun for a rental), Men Who Stare at Goats (not worth it), First Descent (good for a doc on snowboarding), Fame (the 1980 version, almost a good as I remembered), Fame (the 2009 version doesn’t stand up), State of Play (complex, intriguing, good), Everybody’s Fine (it isn’t), and Love Happens (better than I thought it would be, fun and poignant).

So what’s in the theaters for May?

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark and Iron Man in the sequel.

Iron Man 2 features Mickey Rourke as Whiplash.

jean teller
5/13/2010 9:28:09 AM

Hi, Shannon, I missed Up in the theaters, so I lost out on the 3D experience. I rented it not too long ago, and enjoyed it immensely. A very poignant story, lovely characters and a great plot, and yes, good music! Definitely one to recommend.

s.m.r. saia
5/12/2010 12:22:23 PM

I always tend to be a little bit behind the times, but have you seen Pixar's "Up"? I just love it, especially the music.

jean teller
5/6/2010 3:08:48 PM

KC, the trailer for Bebes is a hoot. Although I have a feeling there will be places for tears while watching the movie. Yes, I saw How to Train Your Dragon on the IMAX screen in OP - awesome! The detail in IMAX and 3D was simply amazing - you could even see the texture in the Vikings' beards! I'm looking forward to Robin Hood for some of the supporting cast, even more so than Crowe's awesome acting ability. I know what you mean about personality (I refuse to see another Mel Gibson movie), but did you catch a clip of Crowe on Letterman, talking about his sons? Quite funny. (His oldest at 6 years of age compares old Dad with Indiana Jones, and his youngest, 3, has quite the career ambition.) I'm always ready to go to the movies. Give me a holler! :)

k.c. compton
5/5/2010 4:52:52 PM

I hadn't heard about "Bebes" and I certainly want to see that one! I'm sorry I haven't seen "How to Train a Dragon," and hope it isn't gone forever from the 3-D theaters. (Did you see it here or did you go to the Imax theater in Overland Park?) I'm looking forward to Robin Hood, even though I have serious doubts, just because I think Russell Crowe is a wonderful actor. (Maybe not such a nice person, but he sure can act ...) You know, we COULD go to a movie sometime if we could ever get our schedules together. My friend Liz and I often go to the Saturday night 6 p.m.-ish show and then for a bite to eat afterward. --KC

jean teller
4/29/2010 8:32:02 AM

Hi, Dave, I'm not going to the movies nearly as often as I used to - back when, it was often four or five a weekend. I guess I'm getting more selective (or I'm holding onto my money more these days :)) or I'm just more inclined to stay home. Or all of the above. I have several friends I go to movies with, but most of the time, I go alone. I used to order the kid's popcorn - works for me! LOL Let me know what you think of Iron Man 2 - I'm really looking forward to that one. And have a good time!

nebraska dave
4/28/2010 11:43:56 PM

Jean, it has been a while since the last movie review post. My five year old grandson, who now lives with me along with his mother, just returned from seeing “How to Train a Dragon”. He was so excited telling me about it that he couldn’t stand still. He had to jump up and down while he was telling me about it. Of course a must see is Iron Man 2. Shrek 3D is most definitely on the list. I’m always amazed at how the animated movie producers can keep the adults entertained with humor the kids don’t really get but at the same time make a movie that fascinates the kids. My movie going friend got married and moved to Texas so I don’t get to the movies much. It’s just not the same going to the movies alone. Robin Hood looks like something I might like to see. I like Russell Crowe movies. The theatres have early bird 11am shows here that are two dollars cheaper and then a senior discount makes it super cheap. If only they could do something about the snack bar prices. The workers behind the counter always snicker when I boldly walk up to order my Kid’s snack pack. Hey it comes with a bag of popcorn, a drink, and a bag of gummy bears for only five bucks. What could be better than that? I hope all your movie experiences are always good ones.

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