Archive for January, 2011

Some recent movies I have watched 5

01/28/2011

My non spoiler thoughts on some movies I seen recently.  A short one this time.

 

8 Mile (2002)
Like the message of  Go for your dreams but have something to keep you surviving the day to day grind. Like how in the final battle against the champ he is able to take all the ammo from the guy and leave him with nothing to shoot with.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Like the behind the scenes approach to the slasher character. The set up is a nice twist on these types of films. If I did not know there was a twist coming at the end I believe I would have had no clue about it until it happened. Another nice thing is it was not as gory as a lot of movie recently have been. If they do make a sequel will probably check it out.

Christine (1983)

A movie I vaguely remember from my childhood. Getting run down by a runaway car is a small fear of mine so this movie hit home to some extent. Not to bad of a story If I get some time in the future might read the book.

Lottery Ticket (2010)
Just a fun movie with the standard happy ending. The movie was entertaining but not something I think I would watch again. I was just going to pass this one by because of the paint by numbers story but got bored one day so I popped it in.

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Some recent movies I have watched 4

01/22/2011

Again this is just my non spoiler thoughts on the movies.

Harsh Times (2005)
An enjoyable movie about one guy’s decent into madness. The movie didn’t end like I thought it was going to but that is a good thing. The character had no restraint to the levels he would go. Which was fun to watch and in the end there was only two ways I see the story ending. The writer’s took the more unhappy ending route which was a nice change of pace from this type of movie.

State Property 2 (2005)
I enjoyed the first movie somewhat so I thought would give this a try. The plot was so thin that I was guessing the outcome to the story well before the ending. The flashbacks of the characters was a nice touch but in some cases was useless because some characters never went anywhere beyond the flashbacks. The movie was not boring but it had no substance that a second viewing would be hard to get though.

Black Christmas (2006)
Whoever said the one good thing about this movie was the assortment of hot women was not kidding as this movie is packed with them. The main story was blah but found the back story interesting. The red herrings about the ID of the killer was to obvious to be taken seriously. Did not care for the gross out moments though. The ending seem to be tacked on and seem to be a start of a another movie. When I get a chance and can find a copy of the original will sit down and watch it.

Snakes on a Plane (2006)
A fun nature gone amok movie. I always believed that worse place to be during a monster attack is a plane or a sub. Even if you survive the attack chances are you will die from the impending plane or sub crash.

Some recent movies I have watched 3

01/05/2011

Again this is just my non spoiler thoughts on the movies not a review. if you are interested here is a link to the first and second post

Logan’s Run (1976)
All I remember from my last viewing was Logan seeing his hand flash, the Lincoln Memorial and what I though was the Library of Congress. I was born in 1980 so seen it the first time as a young boy.

During the rewatch the nudity was to such a degree that it makes me think I definitely seen the edited for TV version the last time around. Something about style of these movies that when I watched them I am able to give the special effects a pass because of other elements present. The only scene to make me cringe is when the ice cave collapsed. The robot was a nice throw back to the old days of movies. I like seeing familiar landmarks in post apocalyptic setting as they make me wonder.

To me the story was real light in substance in the last half. Where the beginning had more meat to it because of the layers of mythology that seem to be there. At the end I was thinking that’s it and wow I thought their was more to it. In the end I realized My mind melded the outside scenes with the scenes from the Future in the Time Machine together into one movie minus the Morlocks.

Here is a good podcast on Logan’s Run Two True Freaks 155

Catfish (2010)
Nice little documentary that is about what do you do when you find out this girl you been talking to over the internet is not who you says she is. This guy and his friends decide to travel Michigan to found who and why a person would do this. The suspense of what will they find had me on the edge of my seat and my mind racing with the possibility of what they would find. I like that the guys toned down their approach from anger to understanding when they find out the truth. The story that the title gets its name from at the end was a nice tale that made you think. If you have not seen it watch it.

Skyline (2010)
Alien invasion is the most brutal form I have ever seen on film. No punches are pulled which makes this a great change of pace from the normal cookie cutter invasion films. The fight scene on the roof between two humans and one of the alien creatures was so gritty that it made me think of a caveman. The ending was a trip and would not mine seeing a sequel going beyond what the ending setup.


Paid in Full (2002)

I rewatched this movie on fluke one night. On a second viewing you start to question the actions the traitor makes throughout the film. Seeing someone go from the bottom to the top is just entertaining to me. Even though I am not the person these types of movies are marketed toward I still find enjoyment out of this type of film if the story is good. This is one of those movies. Maybe it is because I am able to see a slice of what people of the other side of the law go though.  I have heard about a documentary based on the real life events that this movie is based on. When I find it I will definitely watch.

Man From Earth (2007)

This movie Starts out simply enough but about mid way though the main character drops a bomb  on his groups of friends that has some questioning the nature of what they believe. I can’t really say much without spoiling the movie. So  If a movie taking place in one location and about a group of people talking doesn’t bother you give it a try.