Monday, February 25, 2013

What I've Watched #6

I was just realizing the other day that it's been awhile since I've reviewed any tv shows/ movies! I do watch things pretty often, if only to relax after a long day's work in the graphics lab. Time to actually review said movies... well, that's a little harder to come by!

Premium Rush

Speaking of New York City, Premium Rush definitely makes you feel like you are right in the middle of Manhattan. It follows a day in the life of a New York bike messenger (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who's been given a package to deliver that a mysterious stranger would do anything to get back from him. It's definitely an edge-of-your-seat kind of movie and has absolutely beautiful street views of the city. I loved the storyline and the characters and would definitely watch this one again. The one word of warning I would give is the high level of swearing in this movie.

I give it 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Reality of Love movie

Reality of Love

Reality of Love was an very interesting movie that I'm surprised I hadn't heard of before. It is apparently an ABC Family production, so you know it's got to be very clean (and it was). It follows the life cycle of a reality show (which looks very similar to The Bachelor) where 15 girls are in the running to marry a famous actor (played by Jason Priestly). He's interested in one of the girls in particular (played by Emma Caulfield), but falling in love proves more difficult than just picking a girl in a reality show contest! This movie also stars Bradley Cooper as the actor's best friend and manager. Overall I loved the storyline and characters and would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a sweet, romantic movie.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

Believe it or not, I have never watched The Vampire Diaries before this month. I mean, I've definitely heard of this show, but for some reason I missed starting it when it first aired and just have never had time to try to get caught up. I recently noticed it was on Netflix streaming, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about!

Basically, it has a Dawson's Creek meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer feeling to it. Which... is right up my alley! I'm about halfway through the first season now (watching is slower than I'd like to be watching it, but I'm in school most of my life these days!), and I am definitely curious to see what happens next. I recommend this for anyone looking for an intelligent, mysterious storyline in a high school setting. It's very clean with only marginal violence (an occasional vampire gets stabbed with a wooden stake now and then) and has a very interesting story arch that makes you want to keep watching episode after episode! (In fact, if you know you only have a limited time to watch, I'd recommend turning it off before an episode ends, as nearly all the episodes end on a cliffhanger!)

I give it 3.75 out of 5 stars.

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