Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Movies, movies, movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gosh, seems like forever since I actually watched one...

Lessee...saw Starsky & Hutch, thought it was predictably lame. The best performance in the whole movie was Snoop Dog as Huggy Bear. Honestly, it might be worth a rental just for him.

Just finished Lost In Translation. Loved it. However, I think ironically the message of the movie tends to get lost in the translation, or the telling rather. Solid performances and a great script/direction. It's very moody and slightly depressing at times, and in the end is very bittersweet. It's not something you can just pop in and watch, it's something you have to examine, you have to be in the right frame of mind to really get into it. All my opinion of course. Very, very good.

Also got a chance to watch Runaway Jury earlier. Typical popcorn suspense, and good adaptation of a Grisham Novel, probably the best one yet. The acting is great, and it does keep you slightly in suspense, but mostly you couldn't care why the characters are doing what they are, which is it's biggest downfall.

Ah, and another Woody Allen film, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. It's good, not great, but definitely worth watching, especially if you're a fan of "pulp" type stories. I have begun to realize that it might not be Allen that I disliked, but rather the cast he surrounds himself with. This makes the fourth Allen film I've found charming, and remotely funny, and all of them have been in the last six years or so. So, yeah, it might not be the writing that I didn't like, but the people he chose to portray his characters.

That about does it.


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