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And Seen…About Time!

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Time travel, rom-com, Rachel McAdams. Check, check and check.  It really was one of the feelgood movies of the year.  Plus, it’s a great movie to see until you can get into a showing of Hunger Games: Catching Fire where you don’t have to sit in the first three rows.

About Time
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams
Director: Richard Curtis

Ratings:

Julie

Julie

Traci

Traci

And Seen…Prisoners!

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Remember when we used to do movie reviews?  We know it’s been awhile, but we’re back!  Bringing you our thoughts on the dark thriller Prisoners.

Prisoners
Starring: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Denis Villeneuve

Ratings:

Julie

Julie

Traci

Traci

And Seen Small Screen…Hostages!

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It’s that special time of year when we get to guess how long new shows will remain on the air.  We’re here to help you figure out which shows you shouldn’t get attached to. Some shows we will watch all season others might not be as lucky.

First off, the new CBS thriller Hostages.  Or as we like to call it Homeland Light.

Recap:

Rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle and his band of bad-ass agents hold Dr. Ellen Sanders and her family hostage.  They give Ellen a fun choice: kill the President (who she happens to be operating on) or they will kill her family.  Kidnappers can be so demanding. And so it begins…

What we Liked:

Well hello cowboy - Dylan/Duncan is introduced to us in a dramatic slow motion turn.

Well hello cowboy

Duncan is played by handsome Dylan McDermott (he might look a bit like a camel, but that is one dreamy camel).  We learn everything we need to know about Duncan when they introduce him in a slow, dramatic turn.  He’s a man who makes his own rules and will decide on the pace of his turns.

 

 

Super cute right?

Super cute right?

New bangs are always a struggle to style

New bangs are always a struggle to style, such realism

Ellen is played by the ridiculously talented Toni Collette. Not her most amazing performance (thus far) but she’s keeping pace with her TV husband, Tate Donovan, who’s also a little lackluster.  We really like Toni with bangs.  Even if she’s not making strong acting choices she’s killing it with her hair choices.

 

 

What we didn’t like:

She looks as upset by her nickname as we are

She looks as upset by her nickname as we are

Overall, the acting on this show is surprisingly awful.  Especially the kids.  Speaking of kids, Duncan has a daughter named Sawyer.  Her mom/his wife is in the hospital undergoing chemo. As if this poor girl doesn’t have enough tragedy in her life her nickname is Soy Soy.  She sounds like a condiment.

 

 

 

Cameo:

Trying to come up with ways to avoid having to kill the President, Ellen takes a pair of scissors and attempts to cut her pinky finger (off?!). She ends up just slicing her finger, but was the plan to amputate it so she didn’t have to to operate? That seems like a crazy move and one she wouldn’t be able to explain to the kidnappers without them offing a family member. We didn’t include a picture because it was gross.

Keep Watching?

We are committing to this one for the season.  We hope it gets better.  It’s billed more like a mini-series so we feel at the very least it will be a short relationship.

Cliffhanger/Spoilers:

Ellen’s family ends up being not as perfect as they seem.  Her son is involved in some drug dealing (we can’t wait to meet the head dealer Nico). Her teenage daughter is pregnant, by some dude whose acting would be bad even if this was on the CW.  Her husband is cheating on her (obvi how else can we set up sexual tension between her and Duncan).  At the end of the episode she does not kill the President, she tells the media  – thus telling Duncan – that she doesn’t give up that easily.  Oh it’s about to get crazy up in here!

Watch Info:

Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. on CBS – that’s right, tonight! We’ll recap tonight’s episode shortly.

And Seen…The Bling Ring!

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We love you all so much that sometimes we hold our reviews until the movie is out of theaters so you aren’t able to see it. Now and again we are more about the community service than the review.  Here’s some reasons to avoid The Bling Ring, even on video.

The Bling Ring
Starring: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Emma Watson
Director: Sofia Coppola

Ratings:

Traci

Traci

Julie

Julie

 

 

 

 

 

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And Seen…The Internship!

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This movie was so inspiring.  Now we want to work at Google and hire And Seen interns.


The Internship
Starring: Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
Director: Shawn Levy

Ratings:

Julie

Julie

Traci

Traci

And Seen…Ryan’s Studio Takeover!

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While the gals were away Ryan decided to play. He created his own movie review compilation. His critiques might be short but they are extremely deep an intuitive.

And Seen…Can’t Hardly Wait!

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Our tribute to 90’s movies continues as we learn that the fashion was not as handsome as we remember it. But we swear, back in the day combat boots and shapeless dresses seemed like a really good idea.  This week we watch a movie that is  very special to us. We can hardly wait for you to find out why.

Can’t Hardly Wait
Starring: Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauren Ambrose and Seth Green
Directors: Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan>