I gave this film a chance because of Justin Long. It was just ok, didn't love it. I think most of the issues I had with this film was the director's fault. And as far as story.... I like a little more drama and heart-break in my movies. But, I stayed awake, which seems to be the deciding factor of a hit or miss film for me these days..
Saturday, 4 June 2011
I've had The Brothers Bloom sitting on my PVR for quite some time now. Last night I had the perfect opportunity to sit down and watch it. I never really had much desire to see it, but again, this challenge I have put upon myself is opening a lot of doors to fantastic cinema.
The Brother Bloom was a beautiful film. The director's talent for seamlessly blending the past and present eras together was phenomenal. Shot at so many lovely locations, not to mention a great looking cast. Once you get past the aesthetics of the film you're left with a pretty good con film. Not the best, but pretty darn good. I'd see it again; especially since I feel I might have missed something around the final act.
Friday, 3 June 2011
My favorite reviewers on the planet reviewed this film ages ago, so when I saw it was on tv last night I decided to give it a try.I can't give my full opinion on it because I fell asleep somewhere in the middle of the final act. I could always go back and try and find the last bit, but from what I saw of it, it wouldn't be worth it.
I like Seth Rogen. (I really missed his hair in this film though.) At times I laughed - even out loud, but there just wasn't enough to keep me awake. It was starting to drag near the end, so I shut my eyes for just a sec.... And that was the end for me.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Monsters was on TV last night. I have never even heard of it before, but staying true to this "challenge" I decided to give it a try. It's a UK film, which I found interesting considering it is about two Americans traveling through Mexico trying to get home 6 years after an alien invasion.
The title Monsters is so misleading. This normally would be one of those movies I would choose to never watch. I don't like gratuitous gore, and this film was lacking, thank God! Reminds me a bit of the District 9 aliens. I film more about understanding foreign beings rather then fear driven violence. I liked it.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I picked RED to watch last night. I had wanted to see this in theaters when it was out but didn't get the chance. I have endless love for Bruce Willis. The older he gets the better. He is a beautiful man especially when his face has blood trickling down the side! So yummy!
Red was straight up, meh... I saw it last night and I can barely remember if it had any redeeming qualities. I didn't fall a lseep, and I finished the whole movie. I'm glad I got to see it after wanting to for so long.
Monday, 30 May 2011
Why not start my blog with one of my favorite movies?
I tried finding a movie to watch last night, but wasn't in the mood for much. So I popped in the Hurt Locker dvd.
I have seen the Hurt Locker maybe 13 times. 3 times in the theater. I have recommend it to 4 different people who have passionately hated it and vowed to never trust my opinion again. That's fine. I get it. I went to see this movie for two reasons. I love war movies. I love Jeremy Renner. I have seen every Jeremy Renner movie there is, and most post-vietnam war films. So maybe my love for this movie is bias.