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Just one of my little doodles I do when I get a little bored or am waiting for a computer at work to do its filthy business( I suppose that would count as bored also). I will post a few here and there
Now first of all let me say that this list will not be in any particular order nor are all of the movies new releases. I will try to give a few quick points on each of them plus the general like or dislike final grade.
Only God Forgives
Now this movie was a mess of overly artistic intentions. Some people may try and tell you that it was an artistic and visual masterpiece but don’t fall for it. Now the movie does look good but the heavy use of the blue and red color scheme gets old fairly quick. All of the slow panning, color drenched scenes of Ryan Gossling looking like he had a mild brain injury won’t cover up for a lack of quality writing. Now I can’t say the acting was horrible as much as I can say they had precious little to work with. I was hoping to see something akin to “Drive” but this one never got out of park and left the hazard lights flashing all the way up to the credits. Yes, I know the themes of the movie and it still did not hold up. Dislike Double Minus
John Dies in the End
Quirky and disjointed is not always the traits of a good movie but this one was enjoyable. I like that it seems like you are walking into the story about half way through and they are trying to catch you up on all that has happened. This movie could prove to be a good starting point for a series but we will see if they move forward with it. It poses a lot of neat concepts and doesn’t take any of them to seriously. Like but hope to see more.
This is a strange little movie that I really liked. It digs into the difference of being alone and being lonely. The two are as far away from each other as heaven and hell yet only a few heartbeats away from any of us. Paul Rudd does a great job in this movie that makes you think at some points, laugh at others and scratch your head more than a few times. Like, I think.
World War Z
I know that I am not the first nor the one hundred and first person to say that if you were expecting the book, turn back now because this movie is many things but a direct or even loosely interpreted version of the amazing book is not one of them. This is a fairly good movie that has the same name as the Max Brooks novel. I am not a fan of the fast “28 Days Later” style zombie but this one does do them well. There are a few weak plot points in the movie but it is an enjoyable ride none the less. At one point you will roll your eyes to the point that you see your own brain when B. Pitt does a Pepsi commercial right in the middle of a major scene. Pepsi definitely had stake in this picture from all the product placement going on. Like but wish it had actually been a World War Z movie. It might actually need to be the next great series on HBO.
Max and Miri Make a Porno
Let me preface this with the fact that I love most Kevin Smith movies. This one was a hot mess of Kevin Smith using Judd Apatow’s regulars but still trying to make a Smith flavored film. It does not work on many levels. The dialogue falls short of the usual flare and the premise is weak. While the movie is primarily about the move from best friends to true love, it gets lost along the way. It has a terrible message of , “If debt has you down, just go into porn and all will be work itself out.” This is not helped by not one but two very cliche musical montages of the cast getting it done and having fun doing it. I like the most un-Kevin Smith movie he ever made, “Cop Out” (and yes I did like that one), more than I could ever like this film. It earns the largest DISLIKE of the day. He did redeem himself to a high degree with “Red State” but that is another review.
Well that is five for right now and I hope to post my quick reviews of more later. When you watch a lot of movies, you suffer a lot of famous anus cookies in the batch. If reading any of these can help you steer clear of one, I am glad. If you disagree with anything I have down here, let me know. Would love to hear from you about your movies you love.
Out for now.
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