Friday, December 26, 2008

McAvoy Movie Marathon

Not even realizing it, I sort of did a mini-marathon of James McAvoy movies over the past few days, finally seeing the crushworthy man in Wanted, Becoming Jane and Starter for 10.


Don't mind me. I'm just going to go into my dreamworld right now. And I must have consciously subconsciously rented all three movies to satisfy my yearning.

I seriously need to figure out how I'm going to get back to London to see him in this.

Plus why didn't anybody tell me Mamma Mia/The History Boys/The Duchess' Dominic Cooper, Gavin & Stacey/The History Boys James Corden and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) was in Starter for 10? Granted the movie wasn't what I thought it would be and it wasn't as good as I had hoped, but still! Cooper! Corden! Hall! and McAvoy!

As for Wanted, I mean, I had a feeling they were going to do a sequel but really? how? At least McAvoy is still attached. And considering Angelina Jolie's part was smaller than the way it was advertised, it won't matter that she's not in the sequel.

Despite how squeamish I get at the sight of blood and how gross some parts were, I loved the outrageousness of Wanted a lot more than I think people would have expected me to. I loved the silly details of the woven code reader or the ridiculous train accident. It's kinda like Shoot 'Em Up without the hypocritical preaching.

And McAvoy as an action hero is awesome. Especially when he also does period pieces like Becoming Jane which was cute but not as good as I had hoped. I think I preferred The Jane Austen Book Club (which I just saw this past week as well). Both movies become a bit too rambly while they try to mimic Jane Austen books but while I love Anne Hathaway, I think the movie got too slow at times. Maybe they needed more shots of James McAvoy.

The Jane Austen Book Club had enough assortment of characters with the lovely Maria Bello playing in a soft romantic comedy against Hugh Dancy (equally as hot to James McAvoy. What's with these slightly shaggy haired Brunette Brits?!!). Plus Buffy's Marc Blucas! With Emily Blunt!?! Go Blucas! Plus Kevin Zegers and Maggie Grace looking very different from her Lost days. Cute and maybe a bit too much storyline but Dancy is a delight as is the entire strong female cast. If I can't snag McAvoy, Dancy will definitely do.

Wanted = B+
Becoming Jane = B
The Jane Austen Book Club = B
Starter for 10 = B


Diederick said...

Good for you, he is a very handsome and sexy guy. Though not entirely my type.

Way hotter than Hugh Dancy, I think.

jlee said...

drool droool, slobber slobber.

I am on the same page as you. I even rented that silly movie Penelope to satiate that need for mcavoy.

Linz McC said...

I shouldn't add another TV show to your "watch" list, but McAvoy is great in Season 1 of Shameless. I haven't seen the second season, but he is in that one too. I love his line, "I can't. She won't. We wouldn't." I would have given in, too. Watch and you will know what I mean! *Swoon*