Archive for January 26th, 2009

movies lately

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I’ve seen a lot of excellent movies lately in theatres and there are still a bunch more to see that I think will be awesome.

Last night I saw Gran Torino and I love it so much. The story is perfect and Clint Eastwood’s performance was incredible. The only warning is about 3/4 through something terrible happens that made me bawl my eyes out through til the end. I would still recommend it for everyone though.

Slumdog Millionaire is the best movie I’ve seen in a long long time. Thoroughly entertaining and it seems to me like every aspect was strong- story, performance, cinematography, music, bollywood dancing. Just great.

I really thought Milk was a great film, mostly because Sean Penn is one of the best actors ever. Also the story and other performances were also very good, though Penn’s acting really stands out the most. It’s a good rendition of a famous story that Americans should know about too.

One really hyped movie I saw is Benjamin Button- I thought it was not that great though. The performances were ok I guess, the story was interesting I guess, but not great and kinda gimmicky. It was kind of boring in parts too. It was alright.

I saw Role Models a while back as well. It was so much better than I was expecting. Really funny and original and it had heart, but it wasn’t corny. I was really surprised and it’s been a while so now I want to see it again. Totally endearing, genuinely funny comedy.

Want to see:

The Wrestler- I know I’m going to love this from the previews and from what everyone says.

Revolutionary Road- When I saw the preview I thought it looked pretty dumb and pretentious, but apparently it’s awesome… I don’t know. I will probably read the book first.