If you're wondering what to watch before the Frankenstorm hits, check out some movies that will keep you entertained. From high drama to high comedy, there's certainly something you'll find enjoyable.
Mirror Mirror (2012) - Comedy
One of two Snow White films to come out this year, this one is definitely on the lighter side and uses that to every advantage. It could have been really cheesy, but instead, it works with Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane stealing every scene. The dwarfs, who were actually cast based on their own personality, could have easily carried the entire film as they were funny, energetic and never without charm. (Check out my review)
Equilibrium (2002) - Sci-Fi Action
Before he was Batman/Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale starred in this little-known sci-fi action thriller opposite Taye Diggs. The concept, although ludicrous, does raise some interesting questions. In a future world, it's been deemed by the powers-that-be that emotions are the root of all evil and all citizens take doses of a serum to suppress them. It's uneven and slow in parts, but makes up for it with the crazy shoot-em-up scenes that defy every logic but are awesome to watch.
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) - Comedy
It's not for everyone, but I took a shine to this comedy about a group of friends trying to pull off the ultimate "last hurrah" party idea. Featuring Jason Sudekis in the lead, he's able to pull off the comedy as well as some of the short-lived drama. It's not nearly as raunchy as you think it'd be, and that's a good thing. (Check out Natalie's review)
Gnarr (2010) - Documentary
Featured at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary follows Jon Gnarr, a popular comedian in Iceland who, after the 2009 financial crisis, decides to form a political party and run for Reykjavik's city council. Politics and comedy: A seemingly mismatched concept that delivers.
The Whistleblower (2010) - Drama
Get ready to be deeply moved as you experience the fictionalized story detailing an incident of the sex-traffic industry in eastern Europe. Rachel Weisz has such an accessible persona that you'll feel right beside her. My only complaint would be that it's done so well that it seems like it could never happen, but unfortunately, that's not the case.
What are you watching right now?