Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been very busy over the past 3 months and don't really think about updating this account. Just wanted to give an update now for anyone interested. I have seen a few movies over the last few months. Here's the ones I can remember:

Superbad - 70% (Funny but raunchy.)
Shoot 'Em Up -40% (Some cool parts, way too much unbelievability, over the top.)
The Brothers Solomon - 30% (Boring.)
Stardust - 85% (Fun movie to watch, reminded me a little of a modern Princess Bride.)
The Simpsons Movie - 70% (Enjoyable, funny, lighthearted.)
3:10 to Yuma - 80% (Very good movie, great western.)
American Gangster - 65% (This movie had the most interesting story behind it, but it was prettty boring till the last 15 minutes. I liked it, but mostly for the historical value.)
Flushed Away - 50% (Better than I thought it would be, animation was good.)
Atonement - 80% (Bittersweet feelings with this movie, emotional and well-done, good story.)
Rushmore - 90% (Great movie! Funny, great acting, great story. Love Wes Anderson's films.)
Reptilicus - 70% (This movie was so good because it was so bad. Sam and I saw it because we got a cool 70's movie poster of it. The worst acting, the worst effects, this movie was such a financial bomb that employees from the company who made it were prohibited from talking about it for years. We laughed a lot.)
Across the Universe - 10% (I turned off this movie half-way through. It was one of the worst musicals I've seen. The Beatles music was butchered and the movie was unenjoyable.)
Dedication - 80% (This was a great romance/drama/comedy uniquely done. It was different than most movies like it. I really enjoyed it.)
The Nines - 70% (Weird movie. Interesting, but still weird, concept. I liked the layout of the movie and it was cool to watch.)
There Will Be Blood - 80% (This oil movie moved pretty slow, but it was very well-done and makes you feel sort of awful afterwards. All that to say, it was worth seeing for me, phenomenal acting. And there wasn't a lot of blood.)
Michael Clayton - 70% (Interesting, well-done movie. Didn't completely understand it but was intriguing to watch.)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Waitress (2007)

A great comedy/drama about a pie-baking woman finding herself pregnant from her husband, who she doesn't love, and trying to find her way in life. The acting was great and I really enjoyed watching it.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Amazing movie. Second time watching it in 2 or 3 months. Really funny at times and heart-warming. Wes Anderson has a lot of slow-moving or dry comedy, but he does it so well. Great portrayal of "brotherhood". I reviewed this a few months ago also, if you want to hear more, scroll down.

Hot Shots! (1991)

This super-gag spoof movie about pilots is a guaranteed laugh. So many great puns and gags. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to watching Hot Shots! Part Deux

Juno (2007)

This was a great movie. It's about a 16-yr-old girl who gets pregnant and tries to figure out the responsible thing to do, learning about love and life along the way. Ellen Page did an awesome acting job. Full of wit, comedy and sincerity.

National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (2007)

This movie was pretty much the same as the first, just a new adventure. Nothing really deep to the movie. It didn't impress me much but it was a fun family movie to watch. If you liked the first national treasure you will enjoy the second.

I Am Legend (2007)

I really enjoyed this movie. It was a good mix of thrill and suspense with the tone of the philosophical/psychological ideals of being the last person on earth. Great shots and awesome acting. Cool flick!

Once (2007)

I really liked this movie. I liked the story and it's ending. It had some good music in it and momentous acting. It was a very different style, an indie movie, charming and realistic, and very well done.

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

I thought this was a really cute movie. I liked Scarlett Johanssen. The actors did great and the style of the movie was cool. It was just a pretty typical movie, but still enjoyable.