Thursday, March 5, 2009
My month in movies
Another month, another bunch of movies - as usual, it was a mixed bag, with some great stuff, and some on the shady side. Here's the list -
WALL-E (2008) - oh, I loved this movie. I've been ambivalent at best about the recent crop of animated films - it just seemed like nothing could compare to the good old days of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and the like. But WALL-E renewed my faith in the genre - this was a great movie, that made me fall in love with two little robots who barely even talk.
Wanted (2008) - Actually better than I thought, although a little bit like The Matrix with assassins. Also, I'm an Angelina fan, but I really wish she would eat a cookie already.
Sunshine (2007) - Entertaining but somewhat convoluted sci-fi about a group of astronauts in the future sent to the sun to explode a bomb on its surface in order to save humanity. Right. Honestly, I think I put this in my queue because I really enjoy Cillian Murphy. I think my favorite part was when the crew of 7 discovered that they only had enough oxygen for a crew of 4, and I got to start predicting who wasn't making it to the sun.
Righteous Kill (2008) - Well, I was entertained by Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro as two cops trying to find a serial killer. I am apparently the only person in the universe, but maybe I just liked it because it didn't end like a Dennis Lehane novel.
Masters of Horror: The Black Cat (2007) - found this when I was reading The Black Cat for Poe Fridays. It's not really that good - but I'm not a fan of the horror movie, so it might appeal more to others.
Pineapple Express (2008) - I'm not sure what I expected from this film, but it was pretty entertaining. It once again reinforced my belief that James Franco is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.
I also tried to watch Eagle Eye, starring Shia LeBeouf, but fell asleep. Really, I just wasn't at all compelled by the story.
Did you watch anything good this month? Let me know!