Friday, March 13, 2009

Watchman: Thinking Zone

WARNING: this movie is not for everyone. That being said, it is one of the best comic movies I've seen in a long time. It is intelligent, dark, unlikable, and totally intriguing.

I have not read the comic book and I think that gave me an objective view of the film by itself. Like I said this is not for everyone. Most traditional movie goers will leave the film unsatisfied. But, if you have an open mind and deal with trips to Mars, you can start to interpret the film as an allegory.

Politics, Religion, and human nature are all examined and at the end leaves you questioning yourself and your morals within society. So, don't see this movie if you want something mindless. Other wise enjoy.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It's V-Day

With all the love in the air it's time to recap some of the most romantic flicks. I normally would stay away from the topic but I got in a discussion yesterday over what I feel is a great film.

The opposition did not think it was as great and it happened to be my No. 1 romantic film as well.

I will apologise in advance to the females out there, "Pretty Woman" did not make the list.

10. Sleepless in Seattle

9. Atonement

8. Annie Hall

7. The Princess Bride

6. Say Anything

5. Moulin Rouge

4. Amelie

3. Titanic

2. When Harry Met Sally

1. Casablanca

So there you have it. It may be a little commercial and some may move up or down a spot, but I'm sticking with my No. 1.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Oscar Time

Well I have been on a blog hiatus but thanks to the academy I'm back. Most everyone in the movie world is giving their opinion on who got snubbd and who got it right. But, that is not gonna happen least not yet.

Most people speak as athorities on the subject and have only seen half the nominated films. To those people...shuit up. And, with all due respect, the best actor catagories are some of the least important of the whole awards. I due recognize that they due play a vital role but the media foucse on them too much. When will they start to recognize cinematography as an above the line award. that goes for best original score as well.

I guess I'm not at the point yet where I can pick what film is going to win for what... I'm stuck at the point where people are falling over themselves to talk about who should get what while generally forgetting about little catagories like "best original screenplay."

I will returen to give you my picks (After I finish seeing all the films) so for now, think of the last film you saw and ask did the film make you feel and why. The answers will hopfully surprise you.