Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Queen Goes to the Movies

I have a confession to make: this past weekend I was kind of a bum. I really wasn’t feeling that great - I was exhausted and felt like I was on the verge of coming down with a cold, so I didn’t do much besides lay on the couch, microwave leftovers, and watch TIVO. Yep, it was that kind of weekend.

It was also the kind of weekend to go to the movies. There were so many films out I wanted to see, and I was determined to cross at least a few off my list. So, I rounded up the troops and proceeded to do just that - in three nights, I saw three movies... and LOVED every single one!

My dad was out of town this weekend, so on Friday night Martha Jewart and I hit the town and decided to go see Country Strong. YALL! I loved it. I had a strong feeling I would - I can’t imagine NOT loving anything that combined Blair Waldorf herself (the talented Leighton Meester) and country music. About five minutes in, I turned to my mom and whispered “This is the best movie I’ve ever seen.” I was kidding, of course (that honor is reserved for the Tina Fey masterpiece Mean Girls, and I’m not talking about that shit they recently put on ABC Family), but I really did love it, and would absolutely go see it again. If you like overdone southern accents, handsome men, and a whole lot of honky tonk music, Country Strong is for you :)

On Saturday night, after sleeping late and basically not leaving my bed most of the day, I headed out with Blair and GB to see No Strings Attached along with every other female under the age of 30 in Los Angeles. Seriously, every theater in the city was sold out - we had to drive to the valley to catch the show! And once again, I loved the movie - it was hysterical, which I wasn’t expecting (to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much, which is why I was so pleasantly surprised.) Ladies, you can definitely take your men to see this one, ladies - lots of guy humor and dirty jokes. And once again, after laughing so hard I nearly spilled my popcorn in my Balenciaga bag, I turned to GB and whispered “This is the best movie I’ve ever seen.” Haha. Oh, how I entertain myself. I definitely recommend - it would be a perfect date movie. And Lake Bell steals the whole show!

Finally, late Sunday afternoon, Anna and Greene and I saw The King’s Speech. I owed it to them - we had discussed seeing it a few weeks ago, and for some godforsaken reason I convinced them into seeing Somewhere instead. Uh, worst mistake ever. That movie was horrible and Anna and GB proceeded to yell at me as soon as it was over. So we were overdue for The King’s Speech... and let me just say I am SO sorry I didn’t see it weeks ago. This is a movie I could proudly say “This is the best movie I’ve ever seen...” and of course I said it - I loved everything about it! Colin Firth was absolutely phenomenal and deserves every bit of Oscar buzz, as does Geoffrey Rush and even Helena Bonham Carter (who I am personally terrified of because in my mind she is ALWAYS Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter). Seriously people, if you’re going to see one movie this year, make it The King’s Speech. It was amazing.

So! There you have it. Movie reviews by the Queen. You can call me Her Royal Highness Ebert if you like :)

Have any of yall seen anything good lately? Leave me a comment and let me know... gotta start planning my next trip to the movies!

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