Movie Mania #4

Over the coming months, I'm hoping to build up my very minor movie repertoire by detailing each and every film I see in full whether that be at the cinema or on television and blockbusters or total b-grade flops.  If you'd like to help me along the way, be sure to share a one-time only list of what you've seen over the past 30 days and don't forget to leave a link to your feature below.

How Do You Know on February 1st
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd
Plot: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Released: 10 February 2011
Source: Cinema
4 out of 5 stars... Without the delightful Reese, I don't think I would've enjoyed this as much. It's more of a comedy where a girl chooses between the popular guy or the nice guy with a whole lot of other stuff going on. 

The Parent Trap on February 5th
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
Plot: Identical twins Hallie and Annie were separated at birth when their parents divorced. After the two meet at summer camp, they begin plotting to reunite their estranged parents.
Released: 24 September 1998
Source: TV
5 out of 5 stars... This has to be one of my favourite childhood movies of all time with a double-feature of Lindsay Lohan. I always wanted to go to a camp like this, eat sloppy joe's and have an english accent. kids movies ftw.

Twilight on February 11th
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
Plot: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
Released: 11 December 2008
Source: TV
4 out of 5 stars... I'd seen this movie partially a few years ago but watching it again had me clearly seeing all the faults and wondering why it's so popular. If it weren't for the dance scene at the end of the movie, I probably would've rated it a bit lower.

Into the Wild on February 12th
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Kristen Stewart
Plot: After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Released: 29 November 2007
Source: TV
4.5 out of 5 stars... After waiting a very long time to see this film, I finally caught it late at night on ABC1's American Indie season special and found it both wildly amazing and incredibly upsetting. I loved the scene where Emile Hirsch stares into the camera while eating an apple, so brilliant!

I Am Number Four on February 16th
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron
Plot: John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four.
Released: 18 February 2011
Source: Cinema
4 out of 5 stars... I was lucky enough to be invited to an advanced screening of this movie, I was a little worried about the amount of action/fight scenes but combined with the romantic scenes with Glee's Dianna Agron, this'll be the perfect movie for teen girls and guys. I, personally cannot wait to see what they do with the sequel and am even tempted to pick up the books to find out.

Everybody's Fine on February 19th
Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore
Plot: A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
Released: 4 February 2010
Source: Foxtel
3 out of 5 stars... All families keep secrets but Robert De Niro sets out a road trip to discoverer why he hasn't heard from his four grown children since his his wifes passing. I'd had this bubbling rather low on my wish list but it ended up just being an okay movie with a quick starring of Drew Barrymore.
Q: Which of these movies did you enjoy most? 

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