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Hamlet with David Tennant in the titular role and Patrick Stewart as Claudius/King Hamlet. Wow, I'd forgotten how much I could enjoy Shakespeare. Especially the tragedies. Love me a suicidal monologue... soliloquy. I always get those confused.
I watched Bullet to the Head tonight. It was ok, super straight forward and kind of predictable. Stalone looked much better in this movie, he looked terrible n the Expendables.
School Ties with Brendan Frasier and Matt Damon. It wasn't a bad movie, though a little dry at times. There was football in it, which helped capture my interest enough.
Paycheck was such a terrible movie is all
At first I was all "Whoo Hoo!" Then I was all "meh..."
i enjoyed it, some parts i didn't understand but i did enjoy it
I was... bored.
life of pi. it was beautiful. 4 more best picture nominees to go.
The Awakening, an intelligently written British ghost story with an interesting plot twist. I even wrote a review about it at http://www.g-pop.net/theawakeningmovie.htm
Thank you for that! I have the movie on my Netflix queue and hope to get it soon. It sounds more intriguing now than it did before.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Maybe it's just me, but I thought this did the whole "subverting/making fun of horror movie cliches" better than Cabin in the Woods. I definitely like that one of the college kids was a murdering psycho (I could've done without the "revelation" though) and the hillbillies were the heroes.
Pride & Prejudice.
Movie 43- An ok collection of shorts that kinda ends up feeling like across between SNL and Robot Chicken, just with a huge guest star cast and an unfocused nature (even it's frame story eventually tries to be too meta by recognizing itself as unnecessary).
As one would expect, some shorts are funnier while others fall kinda flat, and too many just go for extreme gross-out humor (do not watch this film in physical or chronological proximity to food).
The best segments are the Gotham Speed Dating (with Jason Sudekis as Batman, Justin Long as Robin along with Kristen Bell and Uma Thurman) and Happy Birthday (with Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott, as well as gerald Butler as the leprechaun) ones, as well as the fake commercials (the children in machines one in particular). A few others end up being ok (the Jackman/Winslet one).
Wouldn't recommend it for theatrical viewing (though, judging by the box office, it's not threatening to be so for many people) but it's an interesting experiment.
Finally saw the amazing Spider-man last night. I guess it was okay. Not awful, but not great.
Not amazing eh?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Man I loved this movie. Great performances and one of the best soundtracks I've heard in a long time. This along with Silver Linings Playbook are my two favorite films of 2012. Kinda irked that this didn't get any Oscar love.
The Decameron, man there's some funny stuff going on in these stories.
lincoln. a great performance by the entire cast and a really engrossing film for the first hour and a half. it lost me a bit in the third act though, basically starting from the point where they were counting all the votes and it just went on and on even though everyone already knows the outcome. obviously it was a very important scene and i don't really have any suggestions for how it could have been handled better, but it did sort of grind the film to a halt.
also, it was much more a film about the passing of the 13th amendment than a film about lincoln's life, so the inclusion of his death felt strangely anticlimactic. there was actually a point in the film that would have made a perfect ending imo. when he leaves his cabinet and says something along the lines of, "well it's time to go, though i'd much prefer to stay". and then he walks off with his iconic top hat silhouetted in the street lamps, off to meet mary and presumably head to the theater. it should have ended right there.
Yeah, it definitely should've ended when he left. I certainly thought that's where it was going to end.