1. The Hobbit: Boooring. It was one book, it should be one film. Dragging things out, adding story elements that weren't in the book, all just seem like a blatant attempt to milk the thing for as much money as possible. They travel, they fight, they travel, they fight, and I feel like walking away and getting on with my life. The potential was there, but I am going to give this movie a C-.
2. Moneyball: Husband picked this one out, and I really liked it. A story about ingenuity and the bravery to believe in your ideas and goals, no matter how vehemently those around you are opposed. Also a nice underlying theme about seeing value in people where others do not. Not the kind of movie I would probably watch again, so no "+", but I will give in an A.
3. What to Expect When You're Expecting: This movie was panned pretty hard by critics, and less than a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from audiences, however I enjoyed it. Certainly it belongs in the chick flick category, and I am not a huge fan of chick flicks, but... it was pleasant, sincerely acted, and sweet. Not to mention (but of course I am) the few scenes where the beautiful Joe Manganiello graced the screen with his rippling muscles bared. For me the biggest flaw was Dennis Quaid playing the father of a 40 yr old. So yes, I'm glad I didn't pay full price to see it at the theater, but for a DVD rental, I give it a C+
Thought for the Day: If your kid offers to bake cookies and all you have to do is pull them out of the oven when they are done, well then that's a pretty good deal.