I saw the Sandra Bullock movie All About Steve Friday night. It was fine. I 'collect' movies about obsession and I favor comedies, so my expectations were REALLY high. Too high. ha Oh well. It was funny in parts, just not quite up to what I'd hoped for.
"But give them me - the mouth, the eyes, the brow! Let them once more absorb me! One look now will lap me round forever..." - Robert Browning, 1864
all my friends could not make it in time to see Harry Potter at the IMAX again
so Andi & me said f it and just went to see:
which I enjoyed completely, its total fantasy, but a wonderful fantasy
if only history were really like it
it wasnt very good, except for being dripping with eye candy like
Scarlett Johansson Eva Mendes , Paz Vega & Sarah Paulson
Incessantly perverse adoration of Steven Patrick Morrissey
I just saw 9. It's genius. It's actually a study of the enneagram. We all have one type that defines us but we all have all 9 types as well, I can't talk about it or else I'll give away the ending, but it's a brilliant study of release and our internal battle with ourselves and the freightening world around us. The sufi's would be proud of this movie.
And there's TONS of mind baby stuff but I won't get into that. It was an amazing movie.
Harold and Maude. Been a long while and it was refreshing to see again.
It was thanks to the Cat Stevens song in that current t-mobile commercial.
Saw The Hangover. Funny parts but a little too much forced comedy. Not nearly as good as I'd heard.
two lumps, please / you're the bee's knees / but so am I
Grizzly Man..A film about bears with patience.
"You have killed me Jose' but my heart is free"
the last film i saw, was called "two sisters"
it's well terrifying at some points and far better than the grudge. also, it's on youtube (win)
three cheers for rugeley
I want the money I spent to see this in the cinema back from Von Trier. A ponderous, pretentious mess of a film. Not recommended.
Surprisingly quaint story about a group of circus "freaks" who band together to protect one of their own from the machinations of outsiders. Good.
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It should be not very fantasy-like...It's about a group of Jewish/ Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Armenian Resistance fighters.
Some scenes were shot in the courtyard of the building where I now live (If it ever comes out on dvd, you'll be able to see my new kennel.)
Just saw Adventureland, was entertaining enough but didn't really go anywhere.
WHEE-AWW WHEE-AWW, Oop, thats the hyperbole police, coming to take you away and lock you up in Exaggeration-traz!
'The Haunting In Conneticut'. I've seen many many horror movies in the past few years- although I have to admit that I usually only have the nerve to watch them with someone- and have become slightly desensetized to them I think, but I watched this alone on my iPod and it terrified me. It's a very good film and a change from gore-horror, but extremely morbid and creepy. If anyone is thinking of watching this and is of a nervous disposition- consider yourself warned.
"The moment art surrenders its imaginative medium it surrenders everything"
Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying
Last night I watched two movies, both of which I really liked.
The first was Last Tango in Paris by Bertolucci. Excellent, in my opinion. It is about a man who recently lost his wife and a young girl who end up meeting and fulfilling their, often times, strange sexual desires in an apartment the man rents out while the entire time maintaining a relationship where neither one knows anything about the other.
The second was Another Woman by Woody Allen. It is about a woman who is going through some sort of mid life crisis while trying to finish a book. She rents out an apartment only to find out she can hear everything that is said by her next door neighbor, who is a psychiatrist, and all of his patients.
Both of them are not very upbeat and can be depressing, but if you enjoy those sort of films, I highly recommend them.
Just seen Adventureland - it's a tender, no-gloss romance directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad), but don't let that put you off. It features some really excellent understated performances from a talented cast. Unlike most so-called comedies of the last couple of years, it's not a slob meets beauty story with lots of crude jokes thrown in. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are excellent as the leads, they are backed up by a great supporting cast who are all so believable in their roles. It's a sentimental, honest film that really impresses on all fronts, with a really good soundtrack. Seriously impressive.
"The only programme I'm likely to get on is the fucking news"
I watched a Brazilian movie called Pixote by Hector Babenco tonight. It is about young homeless Brazilian children, the main character being ten years old, in a reform school and what their life is like inside of it and outside of it when they escape. Rather heavy. If you've seen City of God and liked that, you may enjoy this movie as well. It has a similar feel.
Words cannot describe how much I despised this movie. Much like Antichrist it is full of insufferable pretension which covers the fact that it is essentially worthless. Avoid.
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A coolly funny film that raises an interesting question about the nature of the soul: can the soul be severed from the body? The main plot says it is, but one twist suggests that the the body and soul are inseparable. Dina Korzun is deeply soulful (hehe) as a burden-weary international soul-smuggling mule. (Yes, that's what I said.) Paul Giamatti plays an actor named Paul Giamatti to perfection (how could he not?) complete with three brilliant takes on Uncle Vanya, varying according to the presence and condition of his soul.
The ending contains an amusing, sly dig at the current inseparability of commerce and government, but it's a minor plot point.
Certain interiors were shot at the hotel in which I stayed for the Morrissey Hammerstein shows in 2007. "Of all the hotels on the island of Manhattan, they had to walk into mine..." I love stupid coincidences. They make life seem to make sense.
A quiet movie, not the loud comedy the trailers suggested, but since when are trailers accurate? Go with a friend, and leave time for a nice discussion afterward.