Saturday, August 1, 2009
My Month in Movies
"Film is one of the three universal languages. The other two: mathematics and music."
Sadly, it's time to say goodbye to this for another year....
Right now, I'm somewhere on the delightful 9-hour car ride home, potentially with some combination of 4-year-old, 2-year-old, and 8-month-old to distract on the way. Good times.
Since I don't know what Kristen has cooked up for Poe this week, I'll catch up with that in a few days, and instead, bring you a little summary of the movies I've digested this month.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - This was beautifully filmed and acted, but something about it just didn't sit right with me. I didn't dislike it, exactly - I just couldn't ever quite bring myself to CARE about these people. I all seemed very detached, to me. The most emotion I felt was in the hospital scenes, with Caroline and her dying mother. But, it was certainly an interesting story.
Somewhere in Time (1980) - interesting book/movie comparison - one of the few times I think the movie might actually do the book justice.
The Uninvited (2009) - why do I watch movies like this? I just wind up having creepy dreams for the next week.
Taken (2008) - Yikes! This movie had me on the edge of my seat - Liam Neeson was scarily wonderful as the father determined to find his daughter. And Hello! Ruby Demon from Supernatural - nice to see you again.