Monday, December 10, 2007

The Last Lecture of Randy Pausch (2007) (This is the full 1:45 lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor dying of pancreatic cancer). (This is a smaller version of his lecture on Oprah. Go to "Professor Randy Pausch's last lecture").

This lecture was so sincere and real. I really enjoyed listening to this man's final words to his class and at some point, his kids, who do not yet know that their father is dying from pancreatic cancer. Very inspirational!
It really helps me to put things in perspective with the nerve damage in my leg too, that causes leg cramps and such. There's a great part about complaining vs. "playing the game harder". And balancing hope and realism. It was just so amazing! I would definitely recommend taking some time to listen.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

A Disney Masterpiece for sure. I love this film. This time around I noticed the beautiful music with the animation (a trademark in most Disney masterpieces), and the interesting social messages about families and living the "single" free life and realities of settling down. The dogs in this movie are just so adorable.

Raging Bull (1980)

Although a very sad movie, I was captivated throughout. Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro combine to create an amazing film.

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

This was a splendid movie. Fun and exciting to watch. Interesting choice of cinematics. Clever script. May be the best of the Ocean movies.

License To Wed (2007)

This was sort of a boring mediocre chick flick, but it had a few good laughs and wasn't a total waste of time.

A Mighty Heart (2007)

A remarkable portrayal of Daniel Pearl and his wife, journalists in Iraq. You may remember hearing the news several years ago. But the acting was just phenomenal and very emotional. It was a beautiful movie.

Disturbia (2007)

This movie was really good, despite the seemingly odd mixture of suspense, highschool drama, humor, and decent drama. There was something kind of off about it as a whole, and the end was a little disturbing, hence the title. But overall, I went in having sort of low expectations and was impressed with the acting and overall story.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

No Country for Old Men (2007)

This movie was way intense. It was done so well, another amazing Coen brothers film. Phenomenal acting and compelling story. I really was impressed by the unpredictable nature of the film and the message portrayed at the end.

Planet Terror (2007)

This movie was similar to it's partner, Death Proof, in the sense that it's really awesome, but not in the typical way. I'm usually not into zombie movies, especially ones with gross bloody scenes. But they were able to make light of the situation in the movie and it almost seemed like a spoof at times. I was entertained throughout the movie, even though I probably wouldn't recommend it to most people.

Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985)

This movie is over the top in every way possible. It's not a good movie, but it's bad parts are humorous and entertaining, so fun at times to watch.

Death Proof (2007)

Besides having the typical appeal of women and fast cars, this movie ended up being really cool. It was a little disturbing at parts and a little too "racy" for me, but I was really into the movie and totally enjoying the plot by halfway through the movie. There is a lot of language but it is used in a semi-humorous way.