Drive: Hey, I’m as big a Ryan Gosling fan as the next guy, but holy cow is this movie ever boring, filled with lots of silent, forlorn staring and longing. In addition, I can’t stand a movie where the “hero” drives away, leaving a bag with a million dollars in it lying on the pavement. Seriously?
Crazy, Stupid, Love
: This is actually a rather profound movie with great acting and terrific characters. It deals with the nature of true love, and shows how people can learn from each other when they least expect to do so. I could have done without the kiddie porn situation, but overall, I rather enjoyed it, especially the Tour de Force performances by Ryan Gosling
and Steve Carell
Mission Impossible 4: This is a seriously excellent action film, especially when you see it at the new “BigD" theater like I did. I know that Tom Cruise is insane, but I still find him a very compelling movie star. I’d recommend seeing this film for the amazing stunts and a fairly compelling action plot.
The Adventures of TinTin: I saw this delightful, highly recommended, must-see-in-3D film with my son this weekend. It was very faithful to the original comic and is possibly the most visually appealing film I’ve ever seen. I’d definitely recommend seeing this one in the theater.
Soul Surfer: This is a beautiful and touching film about a very courageous young woman, Bethany Hamilton. You are probably familiar with Bethany, who lost her arm in a shark attack, recovered, and went on to become a professional surfer. I strongly recommend this film about faith, courage, and determination.