Thursday, February 26, 2009

Movie Review: Burn After Reading

A while ago, we canceled DirecTV because we found ourselves watching TV just for the sake of watching TV. I like TV, but it became the only thing the kids wanted to do and it was much too easy to just let the TV babysit them. So we canceled it.

However, we didn't become completely Amish and we kept the TV around for movies etc. This could have been a mistake, because we eventually signed up for Netflix.

Netflix streams over the internet to the Xbox which is a little too convenient. In addition, we get three movies through the mail. Needless to say, I've been watching a lot of movies, some good, some bad.

Since watching movies is sort of a waste of time, I figured I 'd try to balance the uselessness with some helpful reviews.

I watched Burn After Reading last night. It's a quirky Coen brother's film with a fairly famous cast. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich and a few others all star in the movie.

It's sort of a weird spy movie. If you've seen any of the other Coen brother films; "Raising Arizona", "O Brother Where Art Thou", or "The Big Lebowski", think same type of comedy except with a spy like plot.

There were moments where I laughed out loud, but there were definitely moments where I was less than entertained. I'm not a huge Coen brother's fan, so you might have more luck.

Would I recommend it? Ehh, maybe. It's worth watching if your options were "Burn After Reading", "Power Rangers", and "Margo at the Wedding". Other than that, I wouldn't seek it out.

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