Though I’d start something new for this year: a monthly report card for the movies I watch or re-watch.  I don’t always have time to write a full review, and many films just don’t need one.  But I’m hoping to start watching more movies again, so I’d try to at least log some grades and general comments.  Thus, here’s the inaugural installment of Zu’s movie report card:

Film Grade Comment
Elvis & Annabelle (2007)

B

Twisted love story about a young unlicensed mortician and the beauty queen he brings back from the dead.
[REC] (2007)

B

Fresh and interesting pseudo-documentary horror tale.
Fanboys (2008)

A

Hilarious misadventures of Star Wars geeks out to infiltrate the Lucas mansion and sneak a peek at the newest film.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) A Yes, I am a Star Wars geek myself, and nostalgia is a huge part of loving this movie. But it still stands up as a witty, exciting, imaginative adventure. (It was especially fun to re-watch shortly after seeing Fanboys!)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010) D Do yourself a favor and watch the French original, Le Diner de Cons, instead.
Easy Virtue (2008) A- Excellent cast in an intriguing, off-beat mystery with a side of character study.
Despicable Me (2010) A Just wonderful!
Going the Distance (2010) B- Cute romantic comedy with two stars I’ve always liked watching, but nothing to write home about.
Piranha (2010) B Fun, campy horror flick with lots of talent, all well used (though Jerry O’Connell is a bit over the top).
Step Up 3 (2010) B+ The acting is, of course, meh. But the dancing alone – more abundant than in the first and second films – is worth a look.
Clash of the Titans (2010) C- What was the point of making this again? It’s not as fun in a goofy-epic way as the original, and the effects alone are just not good enough to justify it. It’s an utter waste of talent.

Let me know what YOU think of these, if you have seen them, and what else you’re watching these days!

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