Weekend Roundup: What I wish I had time to see (no, it’s not Jackass 3d)

Hello all, happy Monday. I took a full day of blogging-free on Saturday, didn’t even sit in front of my computer even to answer comments. It was quite refreshing and fun volunteering all morning at my church and ended the day with a nice dinner with friends.

So did you see Jackass 3D over the weekend? Apparently a bunch of people have, making it the number 1 box office winner with a whopping $50 million!! You won’t see me amongst the audience even if someone paid me to do it… and CinemaBlend sums up my sentiment of this movie perfectly: If there’s one thing almost as certain as death and taxes, it’s this: if a movie is based on a ridiculous premise, involving people doing completely stupid things, and including absurd comedy that only a thirteen year old should appreciate, Americans will turn up and make it one of the most profitable movies of the year.

Well, I didn’t make it to the theater this weekend. We did plan on seeing The Social Network Saturday afternoon, but looks like we have to wait another week for that 😦 I also have An Education waiting for me from Netflix from last Thursday, but didn’t get to that one either. Most of you have seen this already, but in case there are a handful of you who haven’t, here’s the gorgeous trailer that gets me even more excited to finally see it [hopefully] this Wednesday!

Well, what movie(s) did you get to see this past weekend?

22 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup: What I wish I had time to see (no, it’s not Jackass 3d)

  1. I didn’t see anything either this weekend. It’s pretty sad that Jackass 3D made that much money but I’m not going to hide the fact that I sort of want to see it (on DVD) πŸ™‚

    1. You know, I was thisclose to texting you and ask if you want to go see Social Network with us but our plan fell through anyway. But if you still haven’t seen it, maybe next weekend?

  2. PrairieGirl

    Saw The Miracle Match (2005), GB was pretty good as the goalie (is that what you call them in soccer?). And The Last Station (2009). Helen Mirren played quite an amazing part, and loved the understated James McAvoy as Tolstoys’ secretary.

    1. Did you know that movie was originally called The Game of their Lives? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354595/ But I think there’s already a similar sports-themed movie with that name. I saw that so long ago, but there is a scene of GB doing his sexiest move… vacuuming the house whilst his on-screen wife doing chores! πŸ˜€

      Oh I did see The Last Station. I haven’t gotten around to reviewing that. Would you be willing to do a short one for the Everyone’s a Critic series? I’d sincerely appreciate it πŸ™‚

      1. PrairieGirl

        Oh, yes, LOVED the vacuuming! But I think it was a rug in his parents funeral parlor. His wife (? I thought she was his girlfriend?) was hovering over a guy in a casket in the background, so he was really probably on-the-job at the time, but still, it was so good I even rewound to watch it twice! And the 50s bowling shirt-type look suited him just fine ;-D

  3. I watched ERAGON again this weekend πŸ™‚ It was on TV,and I know it’s not that good film, but I miss Safira the dragon (especially with Rachel Weisz’s amazing voice) so I couldn’t avoid watching it πŸ™‚
    And I also watched ELEPHANT TRAIL with Elizabeth Taylor, also a bad film but super stunning sets, breathtaking costumes and super cute elephants make it worth watching πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, that’s the one with Christopher Egan from Letter from Juliet right? Doesn’t that have Jeremy Irons in it?

      Never heard of Elephant Trail, but I can see how an amazing costume and set would make a film worth watching.

  4. Well i watch most movies either from the streaming netflix on my 360 or dvds. I did watch a little known film called The Piano teacher(Its french if i am remembering correctly) that i really enjoyed. Its certainly not everyone’s cup of tea(and somehow i don’t think you would like this one) due to the sexual content and violence, which while there is very little of, the 1 violent scene might look too realistic for some but it is interesting

    Its basically about a pian teacher who struggles with her repressed sexuality when a certain young piano player catches her eye. What i found interesting was that even though the sexual content was rather racy and graphic, it still managed to communicate the main characters repressed sexuality very well. Near the end the movie can get hard to watch, but i am happy i saw it

    1. I haven’t heard of that movie, but thanks to IMDb, I know that’s one with Isabelle Hupert πŸ™‚ Yeah, from the synopsis it does sound pretty racy… a lot of European films push the envelope more than Hollywood ones.

          1. I think overall Hollywood isn’t extreme, I mean there is always a few that can be categorized as that of course. You should write a post on it… I saw that you haven’t blogged for a while πŸ™‚

  5. In the middle of work this weekend, I got to check out RED, but that was it. I have a few titles that my subscribers voted for me to review (The Road, Hachiko) waiting for me….if I have time soon!

    Since Paranormal Activity2 releases (and since I won’t be seeing that one) then I only will have to watch Hereafter in theaters and then have time to play catch up on a few flicks between work!! πŸ™‚

    1. I missed your review on RED, so I just read it. Glad you like that one, T. Not sure I want to see The Road, my friend saw it and said it was downright depressing.

      Lots of catching up to do for me as well, hopefully we get to see Social Network this weekend, finally!

  6. I have some major catching up to do this week on my movies. Couldn’t go this weekend. Lots I must check out too. I liked An Education — saw it on video, not the theatre. It was a strong film, but not worthy of the Best Pic nom. Great to read how much you do with your church and how involved you are….refreshing to hear. Good for you!

    1. Glad I’m not the only one having to catch up on movies. I’m excited to finally see An Education tomorrow night though, need a bit of break from blogging once in a while.

      Yeah well, I don’t think I’m as involved as I want to at my church. It’s kinda far from my house (about 45 minutes away), not a good excuse I know 😦

  7. With drill taking up most of my weekend, the only movie I caught was my Potluck movie, The People vs Larry Flynt. I did rather enjoy it, and Courtney Love was spectacular.

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