Funny thing, around the end of the film when the planet was closing in and I was on the edge of my seat my whole neighborhood erupted in cheers and fireworks because the Giants had won. It was a fun contrast lol
Movies I've seen recently:
The Forgotten: Absolutely terrible. Well, it starts off alright with an interesting concept, but the second half just sucks the life out of everything (literally). I'm usually lenient on movies but I just wanted my 90 minutes back. To be fair when this first came out in like 2004 I used to laugh at the stupid trailers featuring people 'sucked into the sky' as an example of the crap modern 'scary' movies have become. Turns out I was right.
Buffalo 66 I saw this like a day after The Forgotten and it almost made up for that travesty. It was described to me as a "dark Napoleon Dynamite" which beyond some stylistic similarities isn't that accurate but if all you know about indie movies is Napoleon I guess I can see that description. Anyway great movie. Christina Ricci at her hottest possibly.
Superman III Don't think I'd ever seen this one. Goofy but fun w/ Richard Pryor. The "evil Superman" segment is surprisingly dark. Oh and Lana is way hotter than Lois.
Swimfan I can see why people think this is a terrible movie but Erika Christensen is boneriffic in this. That was all that really mattered 4 me.
I felt the same way, watching Justine grow stronger and more sensible the closer it came to the end of the world. In a way she seemed almost relieved, that the premonitions she'd had were contributing to her increasing instability, and that on her wedding day, in seeing how the star had been hidden, and learning about Melancholia, it was a turning point for her. The awkward family scenes at the wedding reception were executed brilliantly. It made you feel like one of the wedding guests, watching this scene get played out, and aching for them. And the long visual sequence at the beginning really set the tone for tension.
HAHAHAHAHA I just read that and was wondering if you'd catch it. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
I will not kill my mother. Sorry.
Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st is on Netflix Instant!!!
I'm way more excited than I should be for Wreck It Ralph and Skyfall.
I feel the say about Wreck it Ralph, but know it is going to be horrendous. I had no intention of seeing Skyfall until I saw the preview for it, now am totally stoked, bro.
I had been waiting for literally a calendar year to see the latter after having missed it at AFI Fest last year...and man, after Reprise and now Oslo it's very apparent that Trier has something special with Anders Danielsen Lie. His way of acting fleshes incredibly well with the naturalistic style Trier shoots these films. Really, really good stuff.
Besides Pixar Disney really doesn't make good movies anymore
PTA retrospective and 70mm screening of the master for members at the aero in Nov. PTA in person for Magnolia.
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Wreck It Ralph looks awful. I must be missing something.
Criterion 50% off sale at Barnes & Noble right now!
Talks of a Star Wars Episode 7 Not mentioned in this article, but a rumor
He should have sold it before the Phantom Menace travesty and all that followed it.
I can only see this as a good thing. Lucas is going to be hands-off now, only signed on as a "creative consultant". Give the series over to someone like Whedon, Nolan, Brad Bird. Just keep Zack Snyder far away.