Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

I watched Ghosts of Girlfriends Past yesterday. I taped it when it was on Cinemax. It has Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster, and Daniel Sunjata in it.

This is an unique and cute take on The Christmas Carol. Conner is a womanizer. He learned how to be one from his uncle. He learned mainly to get over losing a girl when he was younger. But at his brother’s wedding, he is visited by his uncle’s ghost who tells him he will be visited by three girlfriend’s ghosts. The ghosts show him how he needs to change. He does change and he gets the girl he lost and saves his brother’s wedding.

I did like this movie. It was really cute. Next week I’m watching The Wolf of Wall Street.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic yesterday. I had taped it when it was on Starz. It based on a book series by Sophie Kinsella (I haven’t read the books, but I do plan on reading the last three books of the book series). The movie has Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, John Lithgow, Robert Stanton, Leslie Bibb, and Kristin Scott Thomas in it.

In this movie, a woman named Rebecca Bloomwood is a shopaholic. (I think everyone is one. I am, but I’m not as bad as her. And I’m not so upscale as her either.) (Also I think it stems from from her parents being thrifty,) She wants to go to interview at a fashion magazine, but on the way she sees a green scarf which she says she has to have for the interview. But her credit card is maxed out. A man offers her some money to get the scarf so she gets the scarf. But she is late for the interview. Someone else gets the job. A desk clerk tells her that she could get a job at a financial magazine in order to work her way to the fashion magazine. So she goes to that magazine for an interview and the same man who gave her the man is the editor of the financial magazine. She gest the job, but she doesn’t really get it. But she cleverly writes an article which is huge success. She ends up falling for the editor and she turns down the fashion writer job. The editor quits and has his own magazine.

I loved this movie. It was really cute. Next week I’m watching Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

The Columbus Affair

I finished reading The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry. It is a stand alone book.  There are seventeen books in the main Cotton Malone book series.  There is a prequel of this book called The Admiral’s Mark which I read earlier.

Warning: there is some violence

In this book, a man named Sagan is about to kill himself. His name was ruined and he sorta knew who was behind his name being ruined. Then he gets a visit by a man who shows him a video of his daughter being tied up. He is asked to agree for his father’s grave to be dung up. He finally agrees. His daughter wasn’t really kidnapped. She set the thing up so he would agree to have the grave dung up. In the grave was a packet of stuff that a man (who “kidnapped” Sagan’s daughter) was really after. The packet told about where to find the Jewish Temple treasure is.  Christopher Columbus (not his real name) was a Jew (might be true) and had hidden the Jewish Temple treasure.  Sagan doesn’t kill himself instead he refuses to let the man have the packet and go after the treasure himself. In the end, he finds himself and restores his relationship with his daughter.

I liked this book. Now I’m listening to The Amber Room by Steve Berry.

Forever, Darling

I watched Forever, Darling yesterday. My mother taped it when it was on TCM. It has Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, and Marilyn Maxwell in it.

In this movie, Lorenzo is a chemist at a chemical plant. He is making a mosquito spray that kills mosquito. He is married to a woman named Susan. After five years of marriage they drift apart. Largely due to that she wants what her friend has which a more interesting husband and life. Then she sees a guardian angel that she can only see. The guardian angel tells her to go on the trip with her husband (who is supposed to show off the spray to clients) and get interested in the work he does. So she goes on trip and discovers that her life is perfect the way it is.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Confessions of a Shopaholic.

In Bruges

I watched In Bruges yesterday. I taped it when it was on Starz. It has Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Eric Godon, Zeljko Ivanek, Elizabeth Berrington, Clémence Poésy, Anna Madeley, and Jordan Prentice in it.

Warning: there is some violence and one weird ending

In this movie, Ray and Ken are professional hitmen. Ray had been sent to kill a priest, but the job went awry because Ray accidentally kills a little boy who was praying. So Ray and Ken are sent to Bruges, Belgium. They are there for a few days to get instructions from their boss Harry. Ken does get instructions and he is to kill Ray. He finds Ray sitting at a bench in front of a playground and he almost kills himself. Ken stops him and tells Ray that he is hired to kill him. Instead, Ken sends Ray on a train which lands him back in Bruges though. Ken kills himself and Ray gets shot by Harry who kills himself too.

I really didn’t like how it ended because there was no real ending. It was too open-ended. But I did read something on IMDB saying that Ray didn’t die that he was redeemed by warning Harry. But I did like the movie. Next week I’m watching Forever Darling.

The Devil’s Due

I finished reading The Devil’s Due by Steve Berry. It is a short story of the Cotton Malone book series. There are seventeen books in the Cotton Malone book series.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this very short story, Cotton is asked to go to see a president of a small country.  The president of that country offers Cotton a gift. The gift is Bin Laden. He wanted Cotton to hand him over to the US alone. But Cotton was scared to do that alone so he asked for help in doing that. But the people he hands him over to isn’t who they say they are and Cotton finds out later on that they are subcontractors and they killed and burned Bin Laden. In the end he pledges to get the subcontractors.

I sorta liked this short story. Now I’m reading The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry.