Monday, January 31, 2011

No Strings Attached

In a world of wretched romantic comedies, this somehow manages to end up not being one.

While it does retain the predictability of a traditional romcom, it also is able to have enough humor to keep the dragged-along movie date from feeling resentful for weeks afterward.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Mechanic

Watchable (-ish)(sorta), but witless & overwrought.

Are we really supposed to root for a main character who we can see from the beginning of the film is flat-out stupid--and why would Jason Statham want to play said stupid guy?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Green Hornet

I really liked it; I think most superhero movies would be better if they'd display this kind of wit.

If there's anything I'd add for future chapters, it would be restraint.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue Valentine

The sweet & funny bits are great, but unfortunately in the minority here.

I don't care to watch dysfunction & mental illness-- and I think that those who DO, would prefer to see some hatcheting & bloodshed in the mix.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Casino Jack

Kevin Spacey plays demon lobbyist Jack Abramoff (and plays him well) in this, the second Casino Jack movie of 2010.

I'm ready for a third & fourth film; I love seeing Abramoff & Tom DeLay getting their (way-too-light) karmic comeuppances.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Made in Dagenham

The taken-from-true-life story about a very serious situation is a little bit of history, sure to educate, but also a very fun ride

I only wish that these movies in British would come with subtitles.