71. Middle Men
: (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
- Fictionalized, but based on a true story... Luke Wilson stars as a family man who joins with two guys to build a billing company that caters to porn sites. Pretty soon, he finds himself in over his head with murder, wealth, the Russian mob, the FBI and a porn star. Great story, well acted, entertaining and funny.
72. The Rebound
: (✩✩) - On Demand
- Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a 40 year old mom who leaves her cheating husband and starts a relationship with a 24 year ood guy. I can see why this movie didn't get a wide release and has been delayed on DVD. It's pretty bad. It's unpolished and tries to be funny but the humor is pretty awkward. Jones is as striking as ever, but that's about it.
73. The Descendants
: (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
- George Clooney stars as a man who has to deal with his two daughters, a real estate empire, a comatose wife who has to be taken off life support, and the guy she was having an affair with. As I started watching, I thought the movie was overrated, but it grew on me and I came to like it. It had a lot of heart and wasn't totally predictable. It didn't wow me as much as last year's Up in the Air
, but this was still pretty good. Shailene Woodley, who I've been watching for years on The Secret Life of the American Teenager
really stole the show as his unruly daughter. It's nice to see her profile rising.
On Demand: 6