Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What I over the last couple of weeks

The Departed: I saw this again in the theater and if it was still playing in my small town I'd see it again. This is my favorite movie of the year. I love a movie (however absurd) that has such colorful supporting character moments. For instance, I loved the scene where Dicaprio shot the guy in the leg and the guy started complaining that he hasn't gone into shock. This character was in the movie for a minute and half but he was incredibly memorable. Supporting characters is the secret to a good movie. That's the reason I loved Four Brothers so much. And that's why I love movies from the thirties and forties more than the movies of today. They have better supporting characters.

Breathless: This is my second Godart movie. I really enjoyed it. I'm going to search out more.

Manhattan: This is a pretty good Woody Allen movie but I prefer his funnier, lighter stuff. A little Woody Allen goes a long way for me, so I'm good for another year.

An Inconveniant Truth: Scary and effective. But like all end-of-the-world doom tracts it made me shrug my shoulders. I just don't trust dire predictions. Anyway, I suppose I don't have a car so it didn't make me feel guilty. If I had a private jet, perhaps I'd sell it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lonesome Jim

Boring. I really like Steve Buscemi and I thought he played a great director in LIving in Oblivion, but Lonesome Jim didn't reaaly work for me. I think I like Casey Affleck. I have only seen him in a couple things but I thought he was funny, but in this his character was sooo anti-charisma. He never did anything until the very end and by that time I did not care anymore. Anyway, you get the idea.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Borat and some halloween movies

Borat: Yes, it's as funny as everyone says. Although not as funny as Borat's clips on the Ali G show. I think the TV show was funnier because they spent more time on the interviews. I wanted more of Borat interviewing people like Bob Barr and Alan Keyes. Oh well. I can't wait to see the extras on the DVD.
Wickerman (1973): You know what? I think the newer one is better. I still love the old one. It's more insane, but the new one got under my skin and made me laugh more. The director did a Q & A after the show and said he will be filming a sequel called Cowboys for Christ next year.
Hound of the Baskervilles: Old Hammer version.
Isolation: Irish horror film that will be released some time next year. It's about a killer cow fetus. They play it straight. It's a very serious movie. I liked it a lot better than the other people in the audience.
House on the Edge of the Park (1980): I saw this by participating in a British Film Board study about films that were hard to classify. This is a cheesy Italian movie that would have been a lot of fun if they didn't have so many rape scenes. Rape is not fun to watch. Cheesy 70's acting is. I hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie.
Severence: I don't think this movie will be released in the US. It's a horror comedy. The tag line is The Office meets Deliverance. Only it's never funny. And never scary. This movie made me feel dirty inside. Even more so than House on the edge of the park.