Saturday, June 16, 2012

c O s M o P o L i S


my brain after COSMOPOLIS

Alright, it forced hours of complex thought - I'll give it that, but wow ..what a weird time @ the movies.

July 10/2012 Okay, it's been a while and I suspect the film has sunk in so...  WTF!!!

It's a very odd ride, but it gave me a genuine appreciation of Mr. Pattinson - I'd discounted him for the Twilight shit, but he can act it turns out.
Paul Giamatti is always good, but boyoboy - Cronenberg - who in God's name were you aiming this bizarre experience at anyway?

I liked his car quite a bit.

Friday, June 8, 2012

P r o m e t h e u s

Will I love it?

Will Will love it?

Will I be conflicted?

Will I lie to myself, and think I loved it?

33 years - will this puzzle piece fit in with the rest?

WHAT lies at the other side of the Universe today? ...we'll see in a few hours...


Well, ...conflicted it is
..but good conflicted, for one really good movie lovin' reason..
I enjoyed watching it, and I can't wait to go back and see it again.

Review will be next up, but do I write it before or after seeing it a second time? ..hmmm.

On a cool aside, I'll say what a blast it was to see it tonight after all this waiting - with my GF and some good friends - big screen - center of the theatre - great 3D, and long heated conversations about what we all saw...
which ultimately was Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi..
pretty cool.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Ghost Train

1941 was a good year for film - Dumbo, Citizen Kane, and a little British thriller called THE GHOST TRAIN.

Next time you have an hour and a half, check it out. It'd make a groovy double-bill with the much more recent Woman in Black, and on that note: I think I like moody British film quite a bit.. 
 ...but I'll have to keep diving in to make sure ..forever.. like Highlander..

Anyway, the film moves along at a perfect pace, and will leave you wondering until the ending, which is kind of clever. The characters are fun and the writing is tight - most of the movie is on one great set - very entertaining.

Arthur Askey is annoyingly excellent - obviously one of those true entertainers of the day - true multi-talented cats - I'd have punched his lights out, but hey..
What a blast - to be honest, I really can't wait to watch it again.

Cheers, A.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Chernobyl Diaries

Two pleasant horror surprises in one week. Groovy.

Where Dead Silence proved to be a homage to old horror, this one is a little ...more modern - nastier, though only for the fact that the tone throughout is about two notches into the more serious. It gets intense quickly, especially with the decision to show us so little of the antagonists - that worked.
This is a pretty decent horror movie - I'll be curious to see a sequel, that's for sure - it had a few really good jumps, and a setting that worked extremely well.

I'd guess complaints will stem from that somewhat ambiguous ending, but holy shit do I ever like those. It is a peculiar particular choice to do that with any film, but I have a damn good imagination - I like it when it has to do some work.

Certainly not hard to tell it came from the Paranormal Activity gang, but again - that's alright, keep 'em coming.

This isn't a great movie, but I'd happily watch it again ...preferably with really jumpy friends.


Friday, June 1, 2012

the S H I N I N G

Where to begin.
This movie really pissed me off the first time I watched it, having just finished reading the novel.

I agreed with Stephen King - what a shitty adaptation of a brilliantly terrifying story. Who was this Stanley Kubrick, and what was he thinking?

A movie from a book is a weird thing. It inevitably draws the comparison, but the two are such different art forms, I have to look at them as works of art based on interpretation - both books and films.

This post'll be a work in progress...