1) This Is 40 - C+
2) Easy A - A-
3) The Bounty Hunter - B+
4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-
5) What To Expect When You're Expecting - B+
6) Contagion - C
7) Identity Thief - A
8) We Bought A Zoo - A-
This is another one of those cute stories about preserving about all odds with the wacky characters, but it does very well.
Matt Damon plays the everyman father lightyears better than he did in Contagion and this is my first time seeing Scarlett Johansson, who also gives a stellar performance. I also loved Angus McFayden (first time I've seen him since Braveheart
) as the drunken McCready, who had some of the best lines of the movie.
Don't look for anything new here, but it is a great date movie.
9) The Ides of March - B+
Ryan Gosling is the next great actor and putting him in a movie with heavyweights like Clooney (who actually plays a convincing villain) and Hoffman showed how he will be that bankable star for years to come. Props also go to Paul Giamatti, who pulls off a great performance here.
The story gets muddled and as much as they try make politics all cut throat, I got lost.