Thursday, September 30, 2010
This movie was a hot mess. I kept wondering if this was supposed to be a parody. The opening scenes where John Cusack managed to dodge buildings, fireballs, trees etc. was just hilarious. So predictable and the emotional scenes were so forced.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This is one of the best "horror" films I've ever seen. It really captured the creepy factor, through good use of cinematography, child actors (what's creepier than sadistic kids?) and music. Unlike the typical slasher films that Hollywood churns out every year, this one paid much closer attention to the small details. It was refreshing not to see 30 people people being hacked to bits in ridiculous ways. Rather, there were a few killings that were effective in that it was really what you didn't see that was most horrifying. Also, one of the most brilliant endings ever. I'm excited for the American remake, as I love the casting of Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz in the lead roles.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Quiz Show is an impeccable "courtroom drama" from 1994 that exceeded my expectations. It really grabbed my attention and I couldn't wait to find out what happened at the end. Yet another good insight into what goes on behind the scenes in these corruption scandals. I would describe this as a weird cross between Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon, both Best Picture nominees from 2009. So if you liked those two, then I think you'll like this one.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Strangely enough, I've only seen this movie in bits and pieces until now. It was a pleasant surprise, as I think it is the most heartfelt comedy I've ever seen. Such memorable scenes and great acting. In my opinion, they don't make romantic comedies like this any more.