33. Couples Retreat
: (✩✩✩) - DVD
- One couple plans a trip to a couple's retreat in the South Pacific to see if their marriage is worth saving. They bring along their friends, consisting of three other couples, as part of a package deal, and all of them learn something about themselves. Fun movie with a great cast consisting of Vince Vaughn, Kriten Bell, Malin Akerman and Jason Bateman.
: (✩✩✩) - TV
- Robin Williams cancels a family trip to Hawaii in order to go on a business trip disguised as an RV trip to Colorado. Hilarity and hijinx ensue.
35. Chaos Theory
: (✩✩✩✩) - TV
- Ryan Reynolds plays a married man who's life starts falling apart after being late for the ferry kicks off a series of events. It's a good dramatic piece with a rather nice ending.
36. Black Swan
: (✩✩✩✩✩) - DVD
- An aspiring ballet dancer loses her grip on reality when she becomes obsessed with the role of a lifetime. This is the first movie this year that I've given five stars to. It's a wonderful story about perfectionism and how one can get in their own way. Natalie Portman gave a real tour-de-force in this one. It's my favorite movie of hers since 1994's Leon
. She was
perfect. I was so jazzed I stood up when it ended. When the movie came out, a lot of people were talking about the lesbian scene between her and Kunis, but my favorite scene was when Natalie's character started to pleasure herself in bed. I was expecting the usual close-up of sighs and faces, but she took it further and really put her whole body into it. One of the hotest scenes ever.
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