- Feb 5, 2010
A creature feature from 2005. This is by no means a good movie but it was a fun movie. Basic premise is a bunch of local yokels are hanging out at a redneck bar when it is attacked by a group of monsters with lots of blood being the outcome. It has some comedy mixed in but they didn't over do it.
Southland Tales - ???/10: I honestly have no idea what this movie was about. In many parts it felt like satire, in others like straight up comedy, but in even other parts it felt quite earnest. It all added up to a muddled clusterfuck of a movie. The Rock was seemingly awful, but the more I watched it almost seemed like he was trying to be awful? It appeared to me Kelly was telling him to over the top and ridiculous, as I have not seen The Rock be quite that bad in a film before, no matter his acting shortcomings. Honestly I do not know what else to say about this thing. Was left a bit bewildered by this movie.
Funnily enough I may revisit this when I'm not so tired and can focus better.
I'm going to post this here because apparently no one found my drunken review as amusing as I did. And you should. Because that movie was terrible.Watched Battle: Los Angeles tonight... it was pretty good, so I thought I'd make a youtube video. That's what the cool kids do right?
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 8/10:
This one was tough to rate, but I think I'm satisfied with an 8. This is obviously Conan O'Brien's documentary, which chronicles the tour he went on during his "hiatus" from TV. It's very behind the scenes and shows a side of Conan we never see elsewhere. It's very real, as opposed to on the show where he seems kind of fake(at least lately, imo).
I did go to one of the shows in NYC, and I loved it. I'm not sure how that affected my enjoyment of this movie, but I thought the show was better than this doc. I imagine it would be fun seeing pieces of it if you hadn't gone to one of the tour stops.
Anyway, I liked this, but it wasn't great, and the subject is pretty mundane compared to some of the powerful documentaries out there, so I couldn't give this too much credit. If you like Conan this is definitely worth a watch. If you don't like him, it might still be worth watching to see another side of him. It's very honest and it's a glimpse into how some celebs might deal with fame while they are out of the spotlight.
I thought the funniest part by far was all the "nas and damien marley" stuff. I was dying lol
Rubber - 8/10
This was an interesting find on Netflix Streaming, based on my likes of sci-fi and revenge thrillers. Essentially, this movie is based on the birth and murderous life of a tire in the desert, culminating in a standoff with the local sheriff. It starts off a little slow, but eventually there are several plots going on to keep track of. At first it seems to be a cheesy sci-fi comedy, but it develops into something much better. I was really engaged throught this whole movie.
SPOILERS:There may be a sequel, based on the ending, but it probably won't explain some of the gaps in the story: Why was the tire following the girl in the Rabbit? Why is it on a murderous rampage? What was the 'Sheriff' and his henchman really up to? The opening and ending lines give the answer: "No Reason."
I still want to know how they made the tire. Not all the shots are CG, and it appears to be some wheel-within-a-wheel rig from some angles.
Before Sunrise & Before Sunset - 10/10
Mind == Blown.
I have never felt so attached to the characters before. Wow! what a wonderful piece of cinema these movies are. The first one, just like their age, was a bit crude, a bit frantic and restless. The second, and the better of the two; is a bit more deliberate, more organic and natural.
The final 30 minutes of the second movie are so beautiful that I was almost in a trance.
The Squid and The Whale - 9.5/10
A flawless movie filled with extremely flawed characters. No likable characters.. and yet the movie managed to get my full attention. Everyone in this movie is excellent including the other Baldwin. Enjoyed it a lot!
Unintentionally punny? =)
I resisted watching the 'Sun' movies for such a long time, thinking they were just chick flicks, but when I finally did I was blown away by how good they were. Great relationship movies and a great snapshot of Paris too. So well done.