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My review of Juno is now posted under Movie Reviews.
Okay, so Pirates of the Caribbean 3 may not be the worst movie ever, but it may be the most expensive worst movie ever (it cost 272.6 million to create). I am a little under the weather this weekend, so we decided to stay in last night and order Pirates of the Caribbean 3 On Demand; a decision we began to regret about twenty minutes into the movie.
We saw Pirates 1 in the movie theater and it was slightly entertaining. I’m usually game to watch any movie starring Johnny Depp (I’ve been a fan since 21 Jump Street). When Pirates 2 came out, we also saw it in the movie theater and were disappointed. It was watchable (barely) but not as good as the first. Basically, it wasn’t worth the money so when Pirate 3 came out I refused to see it at the theater. As it turns out, this was a wise decision.
If you haven’t already subjected yourself to Pirates 3, please don’t waste your time (it would be better spend doing absolutely anything else, even twiddling your thumbs). Perhaps if someone pays you to watch it, don’t take less than $100.
I love movies and have been known to sit through some pretty terrible flicks, but at almost 3 hours long, I couldn’t take Pirates 3. I decided it was bedtime and made Ryan suffer through the last thirty minutes alone.
The problems with this movie are as follows (and though there are many, many more, these were the most glaring):
1. The story line is convoluted to the point of being nonsensical,
2. it’s full of the worst one-liners ever (and I like one-liners),
3. Webster’s definition of Stupid, pretty much sums of Pirates 3: slow of mind, given to unintelligent decisions or acts, acting in an unintelligent or careless manner, lacking intelligence or reason.
My review of Juno and the Kite Runner.
We are planning on seeing There Will be Blood this weekend – so I should have that review posted at the beginning of next week.
I’m also developing a My Favorite Movies page which may be up later today.
My review of U2 3D is now posted under Movie Reviews.
This is the newly released 3D version of the legendary Irish rock band U2’s Vertigo tour.
Last night we attended a karaoke contest at Chipper Lanes in Fort Collins. The contest was touted as an international karaoke contest with live judges. The winner receives $4,000 and a recording session. The contest started last night and runs for several months with the winners of each session competing in a semi-final and eventually traveling to Florida to compete in the finals.
A good friend from Denver is an avid karaoke singer with real singing talent so she decided to compete in this competition. Just for fun, I signed up as well.
Turns out the entire competition is a sham. They claim to be judging on performance, accuracy and vocal ability, but the guy who won did an ear piercing version of Prince’s Kiss, and though the guy was highly entertaining in the way a drunk friend might be entertaining performing a Prince song, his vocal abilities were horrendous. In addition, we found out at the end of the competition the so-called “judges” were simply sponsors of the event.
We had a lot of fun, but were disappointed to find out the contest was not serious; at least they didn’t charge us admission and several in our group won raffel prizes, so in the end, the outing was worth it.
See my reviews of Rambo and Atonement under Movie Reviews.
The following reviews will be posted soon…
Rambo (not Oscar-worthy, but good, dirty, bloody fun)
U2 3D (we’re seeing this in Denver tonight! probably the only way I’ll ever be able to afford to see my favorite band in concert)
“Oh, my luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June; Oh, my luve’s like the melodie That’s sweetly played in tune.”
~Robert Burns, Scottish Poet 1759-1796