my dvd player has been a busy kid

Let’s talk about movies I’ve seen recently, because there have been quite a few. In the past two weeks, I’ve watched the following:

Rules of Attraction – Kaye let me borrow it months ago and I just now got around to watching it. It was good! Jacked up, but good, and really, that’s what I like about movies. At first, I had a hard time accepting Dawon from “Dawson’s Creek” in his asshole role and Boone from “Lost in the role of a gay boy who wants to have sex with Dawson. It’s what I always dreamed college would be like. You know, if I ever went. Parties, drugs, sex, and hardly any focus on actually going to class. My rating? **** (4/5 stars)

TransAmerica – I bought this movie, because I didn’t want to wait for it to get to me via Netflix. I’m glad I did. It was a great movie. Felicity Huffman is my favorite on Desperate Housewives and I thought she did a phenomenal job in this particular role The kid that played Toby (Kevin Zegers) was equally as phenomenal; it’s a huge jump from his past role as the main kid on the Air Bud movies. Obviously the movie deals with things like acceptance and gender dysphoria, but it’s not as depressing as it sounds. My rating? ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (4/5 hearts, because they’re cute.)

In the Mix – Holy Usher. I won’t lie. I asked the good folks at Netflix to send this to me as soon as it came out. While I wouldn’t pay $8.50 at a theater to see Usher in a movie, I have no problem watching him on DVD at home. And I’m glad I did. The acting? Horrible. The story? Lame. Usher? HOT. Usher is a DJ/wannabe-record-producer who turns into the bodyguard of the girl he has a huge crush on, thanks to her mob boss dad. Are you seeing the lameness yet? My rating? ♣ (1/5 clubs, get it? Because Usher was a DJ in the club? I’m awesome.)