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.