Monday, April 27, 2009

Scud at the Movies: Part XI

I have decided to quit doing quicky movie reviews. Moving forward I would be listing the title, my rating, and a sentence or two on what I think about the movie. And here we go...

Gran Torino (5/5). Another wonderfully-made movie from Clint Eastwood. Watch this!

Enduring Love (5/5). Rhys (Notting Hill) stalks Craig (Casino Royale) after they get involved in a hot air balloon rescue attempt gone awry. Great! Watch this!

Sophie's Choice (4.5/5). A couple and an aspiring writer meet in New York and embark in a complicated friendship. It also is about the Holocaust. Watch this!

Me and You and Everyone We Know (4.5/5). A quirky film consisting of several intertwining love stories. Watch this.

He's Just Not That Into You (4.5/5). I don't think this is a chick flick. It's not cheesy and actually quite wonderful to watch. Watch this!

A Room with a View (4/5). One of the great Merchant-Ivory productions released in the 90s. A love story set in the 19th century. Nice.

Wendy and Lucy (3.5/5). A heartbreaking story of a girl and her dog stuck in a sleepy town in America. Michelle Williams is a gem.

T2 (3.5/5). If you expect a screamfest ala Feng Shui and Sukob then this film will disappoint you. The first part plays out like a domestic drama, the middle part is terrific, the end is duh.

Fast and Furious (3/5). Major characters from the first 3 installments gather in this fourth movie of car racing. There is nothing new in this movie that I haven;t seen before. Same old, same old.

The Good Girl (2.5/5). I read somewhere many years ago that this was a good movie. I don't think it is. Drab.

I'm Not There (2.5/5). I don't understand why this film was praised by critics. Is it because I don't know any of Bob Dylan's songs which by the way is the inspiration for the film?

9 comments:

the donG said...

this shows how less time i give in to movies nowadays in exchange to traveling. i didnt watch any of the movies in your list. but looks like i need to watch gran torino.

Andy Briones said...

I remember watching Enduring Love a few years ago. Daniel Craig wasn't the famous actor he was then. I've always been a fan of Craig; I like him in The Mother and Sylvia. I was a bit disappointed when he went mainstream.

Inkversified said...

I wish I had all the time to watch this much film to give a single blog entry. Way to go!

The Scud said...

dong > its cheaper watching movies at home than travel. hehe.

andy > so ayaw mo sya as james bond?

inkversified > matagal ko na napanood ung iba sa listahan. ngayon ko lang na-compile. and thanks for visiting. :D

Andy Briones said...

I like Craig more as a character actor; mejo ilang ako whenever I see him doing Tom Cruise roles.

Sonia said...

thanks for the movie list, this should keep me occupied for the next few days after graduation. :-p

atticus said...

dalawa lang nakita ko rito. gran torino at sophie's choice.

gran torino is grand. sophie's choice (book and movie) is a heartbreaking study of human nature and the unexplainable split-second decisions we make. (i hope no one goes through that kind of a wringer).

gillboard said...

only saw T2 and He's Just Not That Into You in your list...

Probably The Good Girl too if that's the one with Jen Aniston...

The Scud said...

sonia > graduation?

atticus > oo nga. ang lupit ng scene though.

gillboard > si jen aniston nga sa the good girl.