1. The Bourne Legacy - Not as terrible as I was expecting. I love the Bourne movies but I feel like a 4th installment is completely unnecessary. I was excited by the casting of Jeremy Renner and, in all honesty, he is really the main reason to watch this movie. It was just 2 hours and 15 minutes of him running around screaming "Where are the Chems?? I need the Chems!!" and I am ok with that. There were some stand-out action sequences, especially towards the end, plus one really intense scene featuring Rachel Weisz and a workplace mass-murderer. Other than that, the whole movie felt a bit pointless. As an action movie, I would rate it above average, but compared to the other Bourne movies, I wouldn't rate it at all.
3. Holy Motors - Describing this film with words would never do it justice. It's an experience. An incredibly odd, what-the-fuck-am-i-watching kind of experience. The concept of one man experiencing life through role-playing/acting out others wishes/fears etc. is a complex one to put on film, and the narrative is hard to adjust to, but it's absolutely mesmerizing. The "appointments" become increasingly bizarre and reality is blurred but it all felt really personal. Denis Lavant accomplished something on-screen that I don't think can be compared to any other acting performance, ever. It's something I would classify as performance art, as opposed to acting. My favorite scene is probably the accordion scene, but the choreographed motion-capture scene was also pretty mind-blowing. You can watch the accordion scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5bChspXYt0 . If that scene doesn't intrigue you, then you probably won't enjoy the film. It's not a movie for the average movie-goer, but it is definitely a movie for people who love film as an art form - I can see this movie being dissected by cinema studies programs (as well as acting programs). Figuring out what it all means is a task that would involve multiple viewings.
4. For a Good Time, Call... - For a movie about phone sex operators, it is surprisingly sweet and cute. It's also crude and raunchy, but it's a movie about phone sex operators!! The vulgarity should be expected. The sweet and cute part comes from the chemistry between the two main characters. The friendship between them is refreshing and reminiscent of my relationship with my best friend. As the two girls in the movie, my best friend and I became "BFF's" because we had mutual friends and we were forced into living together (in college). We are completely opposite in nature, but for some reason it was an instant connection. It works because we use our opposite-ness (not a word, I know) as a complimentary connection instead of an opposing one. The two girls in this movie realize that they can only benefit from each-others strengths and the bond becomes unstoppable. Female friendships are often portrayed as catty and judgemental; it's about time for a change. If your best friend doesn't want you to be the best version of yourself, then she's not your best friend. Ari Graynor is hilarious (and always under-used), so it is nice for her to get a starring role. I didn't really care for the other girl, Lauren Anne Miller, who also co-wrote the movie. She was pretty bland, but admittedly she grew on me by the end of the movie. I also can't stand Justin Long; I don't understand how anyone finds him funny. There were some unexpected delights, like the cameos (it's somehow really funny to use famous people for cameos, just to have them masturbate), the "undercover agent for the lord", and the scene featuring Martha MacIsaac. Laugh out loud stuff.