Talk about Films, DVDs and Blu-Rays
Robin Hood (2010) - 4/10 -Who the *&^% thought this was a good idea? I went in expecting some good action, came out wondering why Ridley Scott kept his name on it.
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Nominated for best picture.....well, what do I know?
Kelly, the oscars seem out of whack. I haven't seen many movies on the list, but it's because I don't want to. They don't look good. I know it's not the people's choice, it's their peers, but still. Can't they pick any good movies?
Unstoppable - 5/10 - Probably some of the most blatant cliches i have seen lined up for a premise. The director then slams moving, twisting, twirling, and flipping camera angles down our throats to make a train going 55 mph and a bunch of rail workers in front of computers seem exciting. Denzel is fantastic as always, but he has played this roll 50 times already.
The Grey - 9/10 - Loved it! Very tense moments with well-written dialog and superb performances. The perfect action/suspense flick.
I had the choice this weekend between The Grey and the new Underworld movie. The Grey was playing a half hour later and I wanted to get back early and since it's over two hours and Underworld was an hour and a half, I went with that. Oh well. I won't bother to give it a rating, it's too embarrassing. And I saw it in 3D (well, Kate Beckinsale does look good in 3D, have to admit that) and IMAX, so it wasn't cheap, let's just say that and nothing more.
I'll see The Grey next weekend. Also thinking about Man on a Ledge and Haywire, but for some reason, both only had late shows yesterday.
Hangover II 4/10 not sure why we even bothered. We loved the Hangover, laugh out loud funny, great movie. But part II made us laugh once. Sucked.
the Debt 7-8/10 good movie, could have been a bit better, plot was obvious, acting was good but I wish Helen Mirren was in it more.
Hanna - 6/10 - It started out as a pretty cool spy flick, but ended up like every other of its genre. The whole "Kid genetically engineered/raised to be a superhuman spy/soldier" plot has been well worn out by now.
Albert Nobbs - 10/10
Sensitively, beautifully & articulately presented. A remarkable film. I think I would see this again. In a full theater, and with the Irish accents, it required some effort to catch all of what was being said initially - but became easier as things progressed.
Chronicle - 6/10 - It borrows heavily from one of my favorite movies (Akira) and although it has some wonderful moments, I knock it for a flat ending, and lack of originality.
That's disappointing, I was looking forward to seeing it. Ooo I like Akira, I've watched it many times.
Yeah, saw that Saturday. I feel about the same.
Then, I saw The Grey yesterday. Awesome. You know how when a movie ends lots of people get up to leave as soon as the first credit rolls? Well, not one person moved when it was over. I think they were shocked. If you've seen it, you know what I mean. I also think the ending will turn off a lot of people, but I won't go further to spoil it. There's only been a few other times when I liked a movie so much that I was sure other people didn't because of the ending. Once was Brazil and the other was Twelve Monkeys. hmmm..... I know Brazil was Terry Gilliam, wasn't Twelve Monkeys too? Have to look that up, but I think so.
Question about Grey. It seems to me that they're bringing back this false wolves are killers thing again, it's the same in that movie with the kids trapped up on the ski lift. Is the movie really like this? I don't want to see it for that reason.