If you don't want to read all this: all these movies are good.
My first film I saw this break was American Hustle. This film was not really what I expected. I enjoyed it overall but it was much too long for me being over two hours long, when I expected a nice 80 min. Jennifer Lawrence was great in it, not surprising but she did not have a large part in the film despite all the advertisements. Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper did as well as predicted. They are all fantastic actors and really deserve all the oscar buzz this film has been getting.
Film two: I dragged my siblings to see a 10:30pm showing of Anchorman, when we stopped in Harrisonburg on our way to the Greenbrier. I have no problem seeing a movie that late due to my college sleep schedule, but Hagen wasn't too thrilled about going. The movie was absolutely hilarious. It was so bizarre and you can tell they literally just threw everything out the window, turned on the camera, and started filming whatever the hell they wanted. It was slightly long, but it makes up for it at the end with a scene too weird for words, but very funny. There is also a heavy list of cameos including: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jim Carey, Marion Cotillard, John C. Riley, Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Kirsten Dunst, Will Smith, and the beautiful Vince Vaughn. Also, Steve Carrel is so awesome and hilarious, he is a genius.
Third film: The Wolf of Wall Street. Okay everyone is way too uptight about this movie! This movie was so awesome I could see it 100 more times! Everyone was talking about how disgusting, and inappropriate it was, but I don't see the big deal. It's rated R, so there's that reason not to take your whole family on Christmas Day. Also, its called research. I always look into the films I'm about to spend $11+ on before I go and see it! Read other viewers thoughts and if you think you're going to be offended, don't go. You can't get mad at a movie for depicting what was written in the book, and what actually happened. I thought the movie was fantastic and people who got so offended need to relax and not take it so seriously because its a great movie! 1/2 the theater walked out mid way. Whatever, they missed out because this movie was great. Martin Scorsese, is just the best there is, and the same goes for Leo and Jonah. GREAT MOVIE go and see it.
Next Up: Inside Llewyn Davis and Her. I can't seem to drag myself out to the indie theatre, Angelika Film Center out in Fairfax to see these movies, I tell myself I am going to go every day but I just never get around to it! Its the type of theatre you want to go with someone, instead of going alone. But, I am dying to see these movies. I will probably cry through the entire film of Llewyn Davis film. The Coen brothers directed this, I love them more than anything (aka Big Lebowski). It also has John Goodman in it, who is an AMERICAN TREASURE according to Kevin Smith. He is right I am weirdly obsessed with John Goodman. Also, my boys Mumford and Sons did a lot of their soundtrack. So this is MADY in a movie.
I feel like I want to write an entrée post on John Goodman, but there's already a lot of words in this post so far, and I don't think people care enough about what I have to say to read that much. If you want to join me in my Goodman obsession. WATCH: The Big Lebowski and Saturday Night Live. Also he was just on Jimmy Fallon
Her is the movie starring Joaquin Phoenix also with Amy Adams, Kristin Wiig, Scarlet Johansson, and Rooney Mara. What drew me to this film was the gorgeous poster that is so dramatic and just pretty.