Saturday, March 19, 2011

And the award goes to...

Due to a series of events, I just really needed a night out. A chance to girl talk, eat out and see a movie. Have I mentioned that I love my Jenny?

And in a way that only girls do, we were trying to decide what movie to see based not on the storyline or previews but the guy factor.

And the nominees are...

Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau


Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)-a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself-the men of The Adjustment Bureau-who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

Bradley Cooper in Limitless


Aspiring author Eddie Morra is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets - as long as he keeps taking the untested drug. Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon, who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug's brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.

Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer


Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.

And the winner is...

Me. Because I got out of the house, had some Fiesta Grill and therapy with a friend before watching anyone of these movies.

I took a poll on Facebook asking who we should see. Matthew McC got the votes, but Jenny said he just didn't look that hot anymore.

I didn't think I could do the Limitless storyline. Matt Damon's the real favorite anyway. I saw previews of the other two in before The Adjustment Bureau started. The Lincoln Lawyer actually looked like the best story. And it seems to have gotten better reviews than the others. And I find out in the previews (though I only saw his name, not him) that Josh Lucas was in it. I love him. I love his blue eyes.

I did enjoy the movie despite the fact that I don't know what the writer was on when he came up with the plot. He might have been on whatever that guy took in Limitless. Matt Damon was good. And it was easier to actually follow than a Bourne movie can be. It was just bizarre. At least there weren't aliens though.

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