September 30, 2010

#097: Son Of Rambow (8/10)

This entire last week I have been feeling like total crap. I've taken all sorts of cold medicines, and allergy medicines; most of them making me really sleepy  I have sat down to watch a few movies, but have fallen asleep within the first 20 minutes every time. I tried to watch The Men Who Stare At Goats the other day and I was out by the 5 minute mark. On Saturday I was once again feeling lousy, so I layed down on the couch and started up Son Of Rambow. There were definitely moments where I wanted to close my eyes, but I was able to stay awake through the entire film. I'm glad I did because I enjoyed the heck out of it. If I had to give it a score, which I don't... but I am going to anyway, I will give it an 8 out of 10.

September 19, 2010

#096: Two Lovers (6/10)

I'd heard several good things last year about Two Lovers. I probably never would have gone out of my way to see it, but since it was on Netflix instant I queued it up.  I proceeded to never watch it for months and months.  I guess all the talk about Joaquin's new film finally gave me that extra push I needed to watch Two Lovers.  I didn't think I was going to like it.  I was in the mood for something lighter, and didn't expect the somber melancholy tone that prevailed from beginning to end. However, it was executed well and I found myself enjoying this film quite a bit.  I'm glad I watched it. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise.  It gets a 6 out of 10 from me.

September 11, 2010

#095: Repo Men (4/10)

Going into Repo Men I really wanted to like it. I felt like it had an interesting premise, and a pretty reputable cast.  I was looking forward to a solid action/sci-fi with a little more intellect.  I quickly found out I was giving this film way too much credit. Repo Men turned out to be really disappointing.  When I finish watching a film I never want to have the thought that I just ineffectively used the last 2 hours of my life. There were a few cool sequences that kept it from being a total waste.  On my arbitrary scale Repo Men gets a 4 out of 10.

September 4, 2010

#094: Kick-Ass (7/10)

I have been slacking on my movie watching and writing lately.  This has been another week that I haven't watched a movie that I really feel compelled to write about.  If you didn't already know, my wife and I are expecting our first child in January.  Yesterday we went to the doctor and found out we will be having a little girl. Inspired by the fact I will have my own daughter soon, I thought I would write about Kick-Ass; a film with one of the more strange father-daughter relationships I've seen.