Saturday, February 7, 2009
I know I promised a movie review for Will Smith's Seven Pounds, however I feel that I couldn't write it after such a long time and lots of movies sense then. If you haven't seen it yet, find a dollar theater or what a couple of months and rent it. It's worth the watch. I've seen several great films in the past few weeks. Here are a few:
Seven Pounds – Great flick. 8/10
5 Centimeters per second - Makato Shinkai's third movie. This animated feature explores the realms of distance and how people can grow apart.It is rather a movie that shows how the world changes people, instead of people changing the world. Shinkai seems to love the aspects of time and space's effects one human life. This is a bittersweet film, where action isn't the focus, yet rather a lack thereof a true portrayal of everyday life. The animation was some of the best I've ever seen and the story was moving and compelling. If you can find a copy, watch it. 9.5/10
The Wrestler - Darren Aronosfsky's newest film. Starring Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. I didn’t have too many thoughts about this movie, on my way in to the theater. However, after the last of the credits rolled a sense melancholy swept over me like a warm blanket. I was surprised at how much I like the movie. I won’t give away any information on the story, but I like Aronofsky’s break into real hum drum life. This is worth a watch. 9/10
Blow – Ted Demme directed and starring Johney Depp, Ray Liota, and Penelope Cruise. I know this movie came out in 2001, yet it slipped past me and I was able to watch it this past week. It was a fun and interesting story. It wasn’t an escapist movie by any means. It was based off a book about the life of George Jung. I really enjoyed it. Check it out. 7/10
The Wackness – Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley star in this movie. It was a unique coming of age story, typical elements yet delivered in a unique way. I loved Kingsley in this film. If you are looking for your not so typical coming of age movie, check this one out. 8.5/10
Baghead – a Duplass brother’s film. This was a indie film released very early this year. It was a decent movie. Typical plot, low budget, but fun regardless. 6/10
Repo: the Genetic Oprera. – Darren Bousman’s Rock Opera. This was one of the funniest movie I’ve seen in the past few months. It was very different and weird (which are good things). I loved the music and the story was compelling. Alex Vega who plays Shiloh sings rather well, (she was the girl from Spy Kids). I loved it. If you like rock opera’s or The Rocky Horror Picture show, this is a must. I hear it already has a cult following. Average movie watcher, probally won’t like it, unless they are fans of Rock operas or this style/genre.
This Film not yet rated. – My first NC17 film. Let me explain. Kirby Dick's movie is a documentary on the rating system of the MPAA. It goes into detail about it’s rating policies and suspicious mannerisms of the association. It was very informative, but at times graphic. I don’t recommend this for the typical movie watcher. It was rated NC17, because of it’s at times graphic content and because it defiantly bashes the MPAA, who ended up rating it with the NC17. Film Students, Movie buffs, or those who have been forewarned only on this one. It was very informative. 7/10
Blade Runner, Final Version – This is a classic and I recommend anyone that likes sci fi to watch it. 9/10
Those were just a few films I’ve watched as of late. I hope everyone is alive and better than they deserve. Till next time!
Monday, December 22, 2008
On a better note, with the influx of teenagers to usually quiet places, a whole gaggle of friends are home from college. I haven't really been to sleep before 2a.m. for the past three days. It has been a most enjoyable couple of days. In fact, we had an excellent evening of the movie, "DeathRace", Waffle house, Nintendo Ds, and copious amounts of fire. A most enjoyable time of year. The next couple of days will prove to be busy and filled with people. However, I usually find myself feeling quite empty, late on Christmas Nights. It seems to come and go quite fast, almost like 'Hit and Run'. There doesn't seem to be much time to really sit and actually enjoy the season. My goal this Christmas will be have at least a few minutes to sit and enjoy. I also wish that you will find a couple minutes to enjoy yourself amidst all the holiday rush.
I have to go locate some headache medicine, stupid Dawson's River kids sleeping in each other's bed!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Drive Thrus convenient, however impersonal and kind of lazy.
The color blue, in general colors are weird.
Smoothies: Milk or Water?
White Christmas Lights or Multi Colored:
Till next time my friends! I hope this finds you well.
Monday, December 15, 2008
So I'm pretty sure that Starbucks has ruined my life. I mean Venti is Italian for twenty. Grande means big and Tall sure as hell isn't small. People assume that all coffee shops use the same naming scale that Starbucks uses. How about Small, Medium, or Large? I like that. Well besides having to explain that single origin coffee from the
Second thing it means to me (and this one does mean I’m getting older) Christmas seems to be a reminder of the year that has gone by. As Lucas (my roommate) said, “They seem to come quicker and quicker.” I hope that Christmas continues to change, because each year it seems that things are different. I know it’s not really the holiday even though I’d like to think so. It is me that is changing. I just hope good things come from these changes. I also hope that I don’t kill customers for Barberitos that park in my parking spaces up front.
I guess that’s my first blog. I’m not sure how this thing works yet, (not the internets, but actually blogging, even though the internets are quite difficult at times). I think I’ll probably just write and see what happens. I’ll also be sure to post my thoughts on Movies that I have seen recently. Enjoy yourself and thank you for taking the time to read this….
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