Thursday, March 29, 2007
Although I did like the moral of this story, it was most of the time bland and the script seemed unrealistic. It is a story about a teacher at a prestigious school who teaches the morals and values of the Greeks and Romans, and the students who learn from him.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
This was an enjoyable film that deserves some recognition for trying to create moods in unique ways. The soundtrack was different than I would expect and pretty fun. The movie's story wasn't amazing or anything but it was nice and the movie was all around very pleasant. If nothing else the vineyard was incredibly beautiful and I do love learning a little bit about wine.
Monday, March 26, 2007
In general, I have a hard time enjoying political thrillers. This movie was pretty exceptional and I keep getting more and more impressed with Leonardo DiCaprio's acting. There were a few cheesy lines here and there. There were also some very graphic scenes of violence. But the story was told well and gives you some concepts of materialism to think about.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Great idea for a movie. Lovely performances. It is about a tax man who finds his life is being narrated. He hears from the narrator that he will soon die and tries to find out who this narrator might be in order to prevent his death. This is a great film and I would suggest it to anyone.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Political thriller about a man who is accused of being a terrorist. After being beaten and seeing his wife beaten for being falsely accused of terrorism, Patrick joins the terrorist group to make a point. It seemed more like a poem than a movie. It was put together well, although it was really hard for me to be convinced that Nic (Tim Robbins) is the "bad guy." He plays a better "good guy." It didn't really capture my attention.
Friday, March 9, 2007
I loved this movie. Very sweet and simple. I really enjoyed this (mostly chick) flick. It is about 4 girls who remain lifelong friends. And in the "present" of the movie, these girls are now older women and one of their children (Sandra Bullock's character) learns about the life of her mother.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The first time I saw this movie I didn't care for it much and thought it was really stupid. This time I watched it and found it pretty funny and really liked the style. I guess it's just one of those comedic movies that you have to be in the right mood for. It is clean and a ridiculous flick.
A very preachy documentary that turns into a call of action at the end. It made me sad to see all the cars that were crushed and wasted. America is a country prone to wasting valuable commodities. It is upsetting to see millions of dollars, and what seems to be a good solution to environmental and oil consumption issues, thrown down the drain.
Monday, March 5, 2007
This movie had phenomenal acting and a great idea. A very compelling story, it shows the intertwining lives of several families. It was difficult to watch, because the entire movie you're waiting for someone to get shot. I think it is just the style of the shots and camera angles that caused this feeling. It made me very tense. But I did enjoy this film and was impressed by the directing.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Another disturbing movie by the same director of "Happiness." This movie causes a deep feeling of sorrow and sometimes disgust. It is about teen pregnancy and abortion. It is a bit confusing because the main character changes actors throughout the movie...but sometimes it changes back to the same character. I didn't figure this out until the end. Until then I thought it was different stories of girls who were all named the same, Aviva (hence the name of the movie, palindromes).