So, I am a Netflix addict. Actually it may be more of a 'mail addict' thing. I love getting things in the mail, especially magazines and since becoming a Netflix member I have found little that compares to seeing that red envelope in my mailbox. I am on the '2 at a time' plan just to raise the chances of having something in my mailbox each day. I watch the movies and then send them back asap to ensure another one is waiting for me sooner rather than later! I'm also an avid magazine subscriber and LOVE it when I have 3 or more magazines arrive on the same day. One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the sofa with a blanket and a pile of magazines - call me boring but I am very well read and up on most of the trends!
And now back to the movies. I am currently in the process of moving - details to come in another post - and therefore I'm crashing with my parents for awhile and my mom and I have had 2 girly movie nights this week.
Monday Night Movie Review: "The House Bunny"
The premise was funny, having occasionally caught myself watching "The Girls Next Door" on E! I found it a bit humorous that she was being kicked out of the mansion for being too old at 28. And having lived in a sorority house for one year in college, I also found it funny that she figured the next best thing to The Playboy Mansion was a sorority house. Seemed like a sure thing and entertainment-wise it did not disappoint. (I'm pretty easy on the mindless chick flicks....) Anna Farris is "The House Bunny" and although her fake voice does get a bit old the story is funny and there are some moments where I'm sure anyone would find it hard not to laugh out loud. Anna gets kicked out of the mansion and must find a new job. She hears a group of girls talking about a party and follows them home which happens to be their sorority house. It is here that she learns about being a house mother and about one chapter in need of a new one. She trots down the street and after some convincing is hired due to her ability to attract boys. The House Bunny successfully turns the "dorky" girls into supermodels and has them wearing lingerie to parties in no time. Totally normal, right? Their upgrade in looks also means an upgrade in popularity and they begin fighting with the other sororities for pledges. Also in this movie are a few Hollywood kids - Rumer Willis plays one of the dorky sorority girls and Colin Hanks plays a love interest for Anna Farris. All in all, I'd give it 3 stars....
Tuesday Night Movie Review: "The Women"
Now I did not have high hopes for this one. I had read a review somewhere that said to not even waste your time getting it On Demand, which to me is pretty bad since all it requires is pushing a button, no travel to the actual video store or anything. So I went into it with low expectations and ended up really liking it! It has a stellar cast including Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Cloris Leachman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Eva Mendes, Candice Bergen and Bette Midler. The premise is that Meg, Annete, Jada and Debra are all best friends and then they learn that Eva is having an affair with Meg's husband and devise a plan of revenge. My mom and I both enjoyed this one a lot, its full of great things about strong friendships among women and the things we do for each other without even asking. I would recommend this for most anyone. And afterwards we realized that there was not a single man in the entire movie! Not even a male voice was heard - it was all about the women! I would give this one 4 out of 5 stars...
I just checked my queue and I have "Enchanted" heading my way tomorrow!