Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scud at the Movies: Part X

Frost/Nixon. This is how plays, like Closer, should be adapted into a motion picture and not the overrated Doubt. Frank Langella as Richard Nixon is unbelievable. He manages to make a reviled character sympathetic. The extreme close-ups of Langella with no dialogue towards the end of the movie is sheer genius. I never expected Ron Howard to ably direct a movie of this calibre. I will always remember him as the director of Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and the disappointing Da Vinci Code. Watch this!

*****

Field of Dreams. This film was released during the Kevin Costner era - Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard - about baseball but not entirely about baseball. This is also about family, of dreams, and of second chances. Heartwarming. Feel-good.

*****

Defiance. James Bond, Sabretooth, and Billy Elliott star as true-to-life Jewish siblings during World War II that chronicles their lives in the jungles of Europe as they try to survive and evade their Nazi pursuers.

*****

A Fish Called Wanda. This film is about what happens when robbers try to screw each other after a heist. Kevin Kline won an Oscar Supporting Actor for this movie but I think John Cleese was more hilarious.

*****


The Bank Job. The best Jason Statham movie thus far based on true events. Watch this!

*****


You Changed My Life. I dig the corny one-liners. Hilarious. Watch this!

12 comments:

Raft3r said...

nyahaha
sikat ba talaga yan si sarah?
seriously?

happy sunday, scud!

Skron said...

The Bank Job was totally unexpected. Judging by its name and Jason Statham, you'd actually think that it's an Italian Job rip-off.

gillboard said...

ako din movie marathon ngayon... monsters vs aliens... i love you man... taken... magaganda naman sila..

The Scud said...

raft3r > aba. si geronimo na naman binabanatan mo. hehe. di sya sikat. nagkataon lang bumagay ang movie sa kanya. :-D

skron > oo nga! i only paid attention to the movie when zafra and one other blogger wrote that it was good. they were wrong. it was not good, it was really good. hehe.

gillboard > saan mo napanood monsters vs aliens at i love you man?

Panaderos said...

Frank Langella is a very good actor. I suggest that you also see some of his early movies from way back in the early 1970s such as the paramour of an adulterous wife in "Diary of a Mad Housewife". He was in that movie along with the late Carrie Snodgress who portrayed the housewife.

Andy Briones said...

Hala, si Raft3r si Sarah Geronimo naman ang tina-target ngayon! Ehehehe. :p

Tagal ko nang gusto panoorin yang Frost/Nixon kaya lang wala pa kong kopya. Hinihintay ko yung Blu-ray edition na bootleg para mas okay ang viewing, kaya lang wala pa ata sila nun sa Saint Francis. :-)

the donG said...

hahaha... kahit isa hindi ko napanood dito. kahit na man lang sana yung last.

this year alone, i never watched any movie yet in the big screen.

The Scud said...

panaderos > thanks for the ti\p. hahanapin ko yan.

andy > pagtyagaan mo na ang generic pirated copy. lol. di na ako nakapupunta sa St. Francis. madami bang bago? and how was rachel getting married?

dong > get a lif! nyahaha... isa lang napanood ko sa sine dyan. yung kay sarah. the rest sa dvd or avi files na lang.

Andy Briones said...

I bought Synecdoche, New York. I've heard so many good things about that movie.

Bumili rin ako ng Twilight. Ewan ko ba kung tama yung ginawa ko; hindi ko pa nga napapanood nagsisisi na ko.

Yung Rachel Getting Married hindi ko pa napapanood. Puro TV series pinapanood ko ngayon. Okay pa la yung So You Think You Can Dance? It's from the same people behind American Idol, ehehehe. Ang jologs ko.

The Scud said...

andy > maganda nga daw reviews ng Synecdoche, New York. may alam ka ba kung saan pwede makabili ng the decalogue at the best of youth?

i'm also juggling reading a book, watching tv shows and movies, and blogging. :-D

Andy Briones said...

Ako rin multitasking, kaya lang mejo napapabayaan ko na yung blog ko. Tatlong linggo na yata akong hindi nakakapag-post, ehehe.

Decalogue? Yan ba yung kay Kieslowsk? Yan ang gusto kong mapanood! Wala pa kong nakikita niyan sa Quiapo atsaka sa SFS. Meron ako yung Blue, Red, atsaka yung A Short Film About Love niya. Okay naman. Pinaka-gusto ko sa tatlo yung Blue.

Raft3r said...

Have a Blessed Holy Week, Scud!
That all in things God may be glorified.