Sunday, April 25, 2010

Love Story

Okay, I could have sworn that people were always saying this movie is good. Ali MacGraw as a fashion reference... spot on. The rest of the movie.... SO BAD! Let's begin with "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Not true and overused in the film. Maren and I just kept asking if the other was emotionally concerned for anyone in the movie and the answer was... "no, this movie is bad." Ali MacGraw's wardrobe on the other hand... Brilliant! I can see why people reference it because it has been recurring in fashion again and again. She has the most meticulously styled camel coat in one scene. Really, skip it unless you are a fashion junkie. Just watch 200 cigarettes and revel in the scene when Martha Plimpton throws her drink at the television when Ali is crying and saying " love means never having to say your sorry." Le worst.

How To Train Your Dragon

Surprised at how great I thought this movie was. Great animation and extremely witty. Unfortunately I had to see it in 3-D. I know, you are probably saying to yourself "but 3-D is super-awesome!" I don't really think so. I honestly could take it or leave it, preferably leave it. I have a sister who is gaga for it so I get subjected sometimes. I guess I can't say I would have liked it better without 3-D but really this craze is getting out of hand if you ask me. Must everything be 3-D? I say nay. Also, I like this foreign poster so I thought I would throw it up too. This movie also made me love my dog more.

Un Prophete (A Prophet)

I probably should have seen this movie when I was more awake, alive and alert. Late show after a long day... oops. For the most part I was horrified and fascinated. Some parallel story ideas to The Godfather but set in a french prison. There were a few visual ideas that were really captivating for instance blurred keyhole like filming during transition scenes or slow motion deer running. Some serious violence! One scene was making all involved squirm in their seats. Incredible acting all around.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why white rectangle?...

For too long I have wanted to just post a little something about the films I watch. Movies are something I have loved forever. Growing up in a video store will do this to you. So this is just a venue for me to post a quick thought or two (a review if you will) about each movie that I see. They will be new, old, maybe i've seen them before and recently visited again,  but I just want to put it out there. So, if you loved it or hated it I would love to know. If you have a suggestion of something for me to see... please say so. I just enjoy talking about movies. Also, this is a way for me to give some honor to the art form of movie posters... which I really enjoy. So here goes... time for me to get disgusted by how many films I see and have seen. Enjoy.