Hat tip Modern Commentaries.Posted by Owen at 1110 hrs
There are some movies that a guy just can’t NOT watch when they are on. Included in this list are:
Saving Private Ryan
Star Wars (any)
Godfather (I and II)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Any James Bond Movie
Merely a starter list… what else?
Go see this movie. I laughed more at this movie than I did at The Hangover, and that’s saying something.
I gotta admit… it makes me want to check it out.
Posted by Owen at 2332 hrs
Paramount joked in a news release: “The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”
Start your body counts…
Starts tonight on HBO.
I just saw an advert on AMC that they will be airing Pulp Fiction at some point in the future (see how much I pay attention?). I like Pulp Fiction. It’s a good flick. I can’t, however, see how it can be viewed on normal television. Given the extent of violence, cussing, and other no-nos in the movie, how can it be viewed with any justice on normal TV? It would be like watching Blazing Saddles on regular TV nowadays. The entrails are left in a pile in the woods and all that is left if a lifeless carcass of its former self.
Went and saw this yesterday.
Overall, a pretty good flick… with an ending that makes you need to re-watch the entire movie. The entire movie hinges on the power of faith, but without being too preachy.
:zpopcorn:Posted by Jed at 1716 hrs
I watched Inglorious Basterds this evening (after football). It’s a great film. As usual, you have to stomach the cringe-worthy bloody scenes, but it was an entertaining and well-done film.Posted by Owen at 2348 hrs
Last night was a double feature movie night for Wendy and me.
First we watched 500 Days of Summer. I really enjoyed this movie. Good characters. Interesting film making. Highly entertaining.
Then we watched The Hangover. It’s a good, classic, raunchy guy flick. Also highly entertaining, but it didn’t live up to the hype I had heard about it.
I went to see Avatar this afternoon. I’d give it a five out of ten. The special effects were phenomenal and the various critters were interesting, but the plot was a very standard sci-fi fallback and the characters were rather shallow. The whole “evil humans must kill pure indigenous people to get minerals/gold/water/resources and indigenous folks who are in communion with nature fight back on uneven battlefield yadda yadda yadda” has been done a thousand times. I was waiting for some new twist on it that never came. Avatar is worth a watch, but it’s far from anything unique - except, as I said, for the special effects.
On the brighter side, I did see the trailer for the remake of Clash of the Titans - one of my all time favorite movies. Let’s hope the remake stays true to the claymation special effects of the original.
I’m celebrating the end of the year by watching Yellowbeard. Still on the mend.