Pineapple Express: 6/10
Righteous Kill: 2/10
It was a family-rental weekend, and my parents picked these two. Pineapple Express had its moments, but nowhere near as funny as Apatow’s other films…as far as stoner movies go, though, it was enjoyable. Righteous Kill was not…my parents got duped into renting this: “It’s got Al Pacino! It’s got Robert DeNiro! How can it NOT be good!?” Quite easily, in fact. Horrible story (with a “twist” I called twenty minutes into it) and some truly bad acting made this one of the worst I’ve seen in a while. Avoid at all costs.
Dir: Shainee Gabel and Kristen Hahn
Anthem is a documentary about the search for the American Dream. The two filmmakers embark upon a road trip around the country on a shoe-string budget (which clearly shows with the quality of equipment they use and how they use it). At first, all seems to be a failure, with no financial backing, or star representation, they literally have to squeeze their way into certain icons’ lives to get a word with them on tape. Some of the celebrity interviewees include Hunter S. Thompson (who made up the best parts of the film), Robert Redford, Studs Terkel, and Michael Stipe. Others include various political people and regular citizens around the country. Overall, Anthem was somewhat tough to watch, as the filmmakers made it a little too personal about their own road trip experiences at times. But, some of the content that they got on tape from the interviewees did justice to what they were trying to get. Certain remarks given by the people were spot on about raising certain questions and points about what we all seem to “believe” the American Dream may be. I give it a B for content and a C- for quality. Still worth watching if you’re a fan of some of the guests in it.
I just watched “Deep Crimson.” I loved it! 10/10.
The Mighty – 3/10.
God, it was awful.
Marie Antionette 8.5/10
The Mighty? Why did you watch that? I loved it when I saw it, but that was in the theater and I was youngish, I think. I cried like a baby.
Broken Blossoms: Seen it before… love it.. but this version I saw didnt have the tints so 8/10
Slumdog Millionaire — 9/10
I was weary about this one considering that it has garnered unanimous acclaim and already won a boatload of mainstream awards, but it was an excellent film. Truly better than the sum of its parts.
Kvinnodrom (Dreams) – Ingmar Bergman
Light-hearted. Harriet Andersson did a great job – I can see why Bergman fell for her.
I’m watching Macunaima for the first time tonight. I’ll remember to rate it tomorrow.
Pretty Poison 7/10
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 8/10
I honestly thought the performances were extreme strong and the story was impeccable. My major problem was with the fact that the screenwriter also wrote Forrest Gump and A LOT of the script is stolen from it. It made me very disappointed.
The Thief of Bagdad – Such a great adventure film for it’s time, great technicolour and ‘special effects’ too, very enjoyable – 8/10
Fists in the Pocket: 10/10
The Signal – Lets just say that it looked me in the face, laughed, told me I was a big sissy girl, then punched me in the balls. 5/5
Children of Men – A movie I overlooked till someone force me to watch it 9/10
“Of Time and the City” by Terence Davies. A MASTERPIECE!
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE — 5/10
Shotzi, it was for school, so I had to watch it.
I watched Ran last night, 10/10
Europa – Another Lars von Trier classic!
Burn After Reading – Another zany, engaging film from the Coens.
The Simpsons Movie – A very funny silver screen debut!
Pineapple Express – 3/10 I wasted 2 hours of my life on this. Let’s hope the “bromance” phenomena does not catch on because this film was terrible. I am a fan of some of the Apatow stuff, but this gave me douche chills from start to finish.
Twenty-Four Eyes- 7.5/10
Macunaima (1969) – Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Weird. Funny. Unmistakably and Allegorically Political. Loved it.
“Audition”- As Ray Romano’s father, the late, great Peter Boyle would say, ‘Holy Crap’!!! Some sick freaks making movies over there in the far East! Absolutely fantastic! 8.5/10
I just saw Gran Torino. WOW For me it was the best Eastwood movie ever. If this is his last role, he goes out on top. Not that this was the greatest perfomance ever but it was like every role he ever played rolled into one film.
10/10 for me. Loved this film.
Zabriskie Point 6/10
Watched it for pink floyd and antonioni. There wasn’t much of either in it. But it had some good moments.
The Crimson Kimono: 7.2/10