Tuesday, April 06, 2010

two sentence movie reviews....

crazy heart - even better than i was expecting, makes the best of '09 list for sure. fantastic turns by bridges, gyllenhall, and even farrell. A+.

religulous - ok, so religion has no basis in "fact" and is based on a blind "leap of faith" that is probably ultimately baseless. if you understand that, you don't need to see this movie. C.

sugar - a very interesting and unique script. depressing on some levels, but ultimately an uplifting story in my estimation. A.

500 days of summer - zooey can be pretty damn grating. i think she really believes that she's a manic pixie dream girl, but she's not. D+.

moon - i know a couple people who hated this movie (bloggins, gent). but i thought it was a perfectly enjoyable arty sci fi flick. B+.

julia - tilda swinton is a little much sometimes. decent plot line, but a bit overdone. B-.


how to make it in america (tv) - just tore through the first season on demand in like 2 days. with regard to the entourage comparison, my reaction is this show makes being poor in NY seem more appealing than being rich in LA. A.

8 Comments:

Blogger Pineapple Colonoscopy said...

yeah, there is a huge gap between the film manic pixie dream girl and the real life version, where they get annoying pretty damn fast.

4/07/2010 11:48 AM  
Blogger il Gatto Grande said...

I'd probably have liked "Crazy Heart" more if Hostage Crisis hadn't been sitting next to me, trashing it in real time.

4/07/2010 7:37 PM  
Blogger Kota said...

hey i wasnt saying i didnt enjoy Moon, bc i did. it was great. I just dont understand why Jones didnt make clear if 'Sam' (the Sam that the audience started with) had been there for just shy of 3 yrs or had been cloned several times. were we supposed to deduce that he had been cloned? it was very thought provoking (which i guess makes it brilliant). things wrapped up like a present are so finite and can dull over time. this was exponential w/ possibilities. Sally is watching nowe in my room and just came out saying "i just found a hole in edititng" and she was right. when Sam get s in the first car wreck (wreck that lands him in the first infirmary) he busts up his rt eye- but then the next shot it shows his left eye bloody. was this just a bad edit? how the fuck did she pick up on that? what a nerd. but perhaps every shot was a different Sam? im getting headache just thinking of possibilities. Great film tho--one of a kind. Ive got Ed Wood on deck.

4/09/2010 11:43 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

Wait, who is Kota? Another mb handle?

Clearly he had been cloned several times, that's why his daughter was way older.

4/10/2010 11:16 AM  
Blogger kenniebloggins said...

no! I know nothing of Kota.

4/13/2010 8:44 PM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

i LOVE moon. crazy heart on the other hand was, as we say in south ga., a real "piece of shit." except for the part where crazy heat's making those biscuits.

4/14/2010 1:11 PM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

zooey deschanel's face looks like it doesnt have any bones in it. i like a little definition around that cheekbone region

4/14/2010 1:13 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

Looking back, A+ might be a touch high. Sugar was a tad better. But I stand by a solid A-. Sorry if the movie offends your countryfied sensibilities, HC.

4/15/2010 4:09 AM  

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