I've done these a few times before. It's fun for me, and it helps when I feel I don't have anything useful to say. (for past reviews see here and here)
(There's a ton in this post, I've done a lot of movie watching the past few months.)
1 star = hated it
2 stars = didn't like it
3 stars = liked it
4 stars = really liked it
5 stars = loved it
The Road 3+ stars
I liked this. Now yes, it's DARK. There isn't a happy moment in the whole film. I thought the acting was good, and it was (to me) a realistic portrayal of what that world would be like. They did a good job capturing the mood of the book, although like with every other book/movie out there, the book was better. This movie will probably be too slow for people not used to movies like it.
Book of Eli 3 stars
Another one I liked, although a little less than The Road. It was a bit more cheerful though, as in the ending was sort of happy, or something. Or maybe hopeful is a better word. It was fun to see Mila Kunis in such a serious role.
Did You Hear About the Morgans 3 stars, barely
I was entertained a bit, and it was cute. But wow, can we say "predictable"? Not much else to say about this one.
Up in the Air 3+ stars
This was an interesting movie. I haven't read the book, but it's on my list. It was a bit predictable at times, but it did have its moments. I think it was a good look into the lives of people who travel every week for work.
Avatar 3 stars, by the skin of its teeth
Yes, the CGI was all "Ooh" and "Ahh", but other than that, this was Dances With Wolves done with giant Smurfs.
Everybody's Fine 3 stars
An interesting mix of actors, good story. Pretty much fits in with all the other movies like it. I wasn't bored though.
Sherlock Holmes 4 stars
Yes, I know serious Holmes fans out there are decrying this movie as a travesty to the real Holmes. What I have to say about that is: pfft. This was a FUN movie, and I had a blast watching it.
It's Complicated 3 stars
Once again a movie that I wasn't bored watching, but was kind of predictable. Has some funny moments though. The chemistry between Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep was surprisingly good.
Youth in Revolt 3 stars
It's another Michael Cera movie. That's about all I have to say about it.
Wolverine 3+ stars
It's another X-Men movie. I had fun watching it, and of course it's never painful to sit and watch Hugh Jackman for a while.
The Kite Runner 5 stars
I loved this one. Another one that's not really happy at all, but so well done. It's a very powerful story of friendship. I also really appreciated getting to understand Afghanistan's history better. There are some scenes that are really hard to watch, but I think this is a real gem of a movie.
That's all for this time. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts/flames/agreements/reviews below!