January 31, 2012

Certified Copy Review

I'd heard about how amazing this film was quite some time ago. I was hoping it would come to Netflix instant, so I was pretty pumped when it finally did. However I didn't watch it right away. I was a little intimidated by it. The subject matter seemed a little heavy, and I don't claim to know much about art. Not to mention a portion of it is subtitled.

I didn't know if I'd like it or not. I started Certified Copy with no intention of finishing it in one sitting. I figured I get it going, get bored, and have to move onto something else. That was not the case. I was so engaged that I watched the entire thing and the time flew by.

January 28, 2012

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Tucker and Dale is one of those films that comes out of nowhere and just blows you away. I had know idea what this movie was about, or what to expect. It sets up like a cheesy horror story you've see 100 times, but you quickly find out it has an original take on the genre. You get to see the story from the perspective of the victims (in this case a group of college kids) as well as the would-be killers.

You quickly find out Tucker and Dale don't have an evil bone in their bodies, but that doesn't mean some college kids aren't going to die in brutal and horrifying ways.

January 19, 2012

The Golden Globes 2012

 I'm a little late posting about the Golden Globes. It has almost been a week. I'm not a big fan of the awards part of the awards shows, however I do like the spectacle and seeing the stars. Ricky Gervais hosted again this year and it was supposed to be SO funny because he is SO controversial and he says whatever the crap he wants. I expected him to be mediocre per usual, and he exceeded my low expectations for hosting/being funny. The overall show was fine. It was long, and we learned that The Artist is probably going to win a bunch of Oscars this year.

January 9, 2012

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol review

There were a lot of things on paper working against this film. It's action star is almost 50 years old. It is the 4th installment of a property that has spanned over 15 years and got out to a rocky start.

It features a director in Brad Bird that has never made a live-action film before. Still, I was looking forward to seein it. I thought 2006's Misson: Impossible III was the best in the series at that point. Even though Bird had never done a live-action film he had a pretty good track record with The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and UP. I wanted to see his take on a blockbuster action flick.