7/20/2013 3:11pm, #1
Here are some movies you probably missed
So, over the last few years I've been seeing a ton of movies. My good friend works at a theater. I never had the time due to work and my kids schedule. Finally, after gaining enough seniority, I was able to hold a shift that gave me a weekend day off. I went to see a movie with my friend and had no clue it was free for him and buddy. Since 2010 a see well over 100 movies a year.
Well, I have been going nuts. I see movies that I wouldn't give the time of day and the typical summer blockbusters. Well, one of the interesting things is we tend to see many art-house, indie and documentaries. I agree that mainstream Hollywood is terrible, but there are some awesome Ideas out in the art-house realm.
I'm not going to do full on reviews because I've burned out on purposeful writing for now. It's slowly coming back, but not right now.
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7/20/2013 3:28pm, #2
This movie surprised the hell out of me. I knew it was a Shakespearean play. Fortunately, I never read the play. I HATE Shakespeare. I hate reading it, watching it, analyzing it and writing about any of his plays. Trust me, I know. A guy with an English Degree, with a lit heavy background, hates Shakespeare? Irony. This is one, of a few plays, I have zero experience with in my decades of college andhigh school education. This is about the rise and fall of a great fighter, who ascends the ranks and then has the typical tragic fall. Still, as much as that is cliched for Shakespearean plays, the modern setting breathes life into this story. Yes, they still use the classic language, but it works.
Gerard Butler, if you sit down with your wife, is in the movie for eye candy.
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8/03/2013 9:44pm, #3
Found footage movies irritate me. They are over used and everyone is trying to be the next Paranormal Activity, which was really the next Blair Witch.
This is in a similar vein, but it has TROLLS! Basically, some students hassle a man who allegedly believes in trolls. They think it is a joke, until they wind up in the forest. It appears cheesy, but it is actually well done. There are quite a few surprises and the CGI is well done.
8/04/2013 3:02am, #4
Trollhunter was a massive surprise, I was expecting much, much worse. In fact, I loved it more than any other "found footage" movie I've seen. I actually like the idea of found footage films, and when Blair Witch was released all those years ago I was fully on the band wagon, but even that let me down. Trollhunter did not let me down at all.
Coriolanus was a massive surprise in that I didn't like it. The trailer gave me a hard on, I don't mind Shakespeare, I actually like the idea of modernising the time period and while I could do without the incessant analysis that occurred in high school, I understand the prose. Which is why I found it odd that I couldn't get more than 3/4 of the way through it before deciding I'd had enough.
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8/04/2013 8:09pm, #5
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
This will be hit or miss for some people. Basically, it is another retelling of Santa, but this time he has been sealed away. It starts off similar to The Thing (1982). Company is drilling in Ice and discovers something ancient. The difference, it is told from the perspective of a father, a son and a family friend.
8/04/2013 8:39pm, #6
8/05/2013 10:40am, #7
Bad side: Now I can't convince my kids that trolls are fake.
8/05/2013 8:41pm, #8
This thread reminds me of that meme/game where you restate films' plots as one-liners that create idiom-like contradictions. Give us more, IiF!
8/05/2013 8:53pm, #9
8/06/2013 10:24am, #10