Friday, January 29, 2010

Edge of Darkness

The Grand Theater

I was worried at first about this movie. Any movie with the premise of a daughter being murdered might not be a good movie for me to see. However it wasn't overly dramatic and it was a good drama. Nothing spectacular from acting to writing to story, but it was a fun movie nonetheless.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Book of Eli

The Grand Theater

This was a bad-A## bible movie! Although it was a little slow at the begining I loved the idea of the bible being the most sought after and powerful book in the world. I loved the idea that Eli's mission was to protect it at all cost and deliver it to a place where it would rebuild the world. I loved how no weapon formed against Eli was able to prosper, and I loved then end when you found out....

Yeah right like I'd ruin it for you! Go see it yourself!

Sure the details are a bit peculiar but I have a rule for any movie that has anything to do with the end of the world. That rule is: Don't focus too much on the details, if you do you're focusing on the wrong part of the story.

So go get some religion, some hard core religion, and fill up your violence quota all in one night!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Blind Side

The Grand Theater

This was the best movie Sandra Bullock has ever done. It's funny and sweet. It's the good version of "Precious" I really enjoyed the dialouge and Sandra Bullock delivered her lines perfectly. I highly reccomend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Lovely Bones

The Grand Theater

After thinking about it I really did like this movie, it just wasn't as good as it could have been.
The problem is it's "In Between." The dead girl didn't connect in any way with her family trying to solve her murder. This made it feel hap-hazard. The dead girl really had no active role in the plot of the movie. Without her the ending would have been the same.

I wanted the ghost girl to have a part in the living people finding her killer, or her body. Even just given a clue, but she didn't. The after-life wasn't real enough, or visually spectacular enough, to be believable and I found myself asking what's the point. It had good ideas, especially being told from the perspective of the murdered girl, but the ideas weren't developed enough. It could have been more. The murderer should have known somehow that the dead girl was watching. The dead girls sister should have seen the dead girl or felt her presence. That would have made it more intriging.