Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shutter Island

Wynsong Cinemas Clemmons

Excellent but darn near superior. The only thing keeping it off the superior list is that fact that it just wasn't quite as good as the ones on the Superior list. I was worried that the movie was going to be more like a haunted house movie, but it wasn't. In fact all of the "supernatural" things happen only during dream sequences. The last 20 minutes of the movie are the best, and they really make the movie great. Even though I figured out what was probably going to happen, I was still surprised by the way it was all wrapped up.

All in all some gret film-making. I fully recommend this one!

Alice in Wonderland

Wynsong Cinemas Clemmons

Honestly a very good good, but not a good great. Could it be a good with benefits? First of all don't waste your money on the 3-D, it's not worth it. Whereas Avatar and Christmas Carol were greatly enhanced by the 3-D features, in Alice it was just an excuse to charge you an extra $3.00. Johnny Depp, as always, was excellent, but Alice looked to young to be a 20 year old considering marriage, and too old to be the Alice of our childhood.

Also not too good for kids, much too scary and violent. If I took Charlotte she would have spent 90% of the movie covering her eyes. I guess that's the big problem with the movie. Was it a kid's movie, or an adult movie. I think that by trying to be both it was neither.

Try again Disney...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Crazies

The Grand Theater

It's been real busy lately so I haven't made it out to a movie for a while. This zombie-like movie ended up being a survival film, which really worked. I particulary appreciated some of the very interesting camera angles. They were different without being annoying or cliche. That was the best aspect of the film.

Not really scary, not overly gory, not extremely shocking, but it was an enjoyable movie that provides for a well spent evening.