Monday, October 11, 2010

The Social Network

The Social Network
The Grand Theater
Excellent

What a wonderful evening of story telling. I don't know if any of it is true, I don't really care. This movie was delightfully written with engaging dialogue and appropriate technical babble. I wanted it to keep going and then it just sort of ended. There wasn't really an arc to the movie more like a steady climbing hill with a note at the top that says "The End" I wanted to find out what happened to these characters next. (More than just a paragraph in the subtitles before the credits.) I wanted them to make up where they would be 20 years from now. I would have stuck around to watch more, and I would have had an enjoyable time doing so. Interesting characters which were well performed by all actors. I highly recommend this move.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Town

The Town
The Grand Theater
Excellent

All right Ben Affleck! Way to direct a really engaging action flick. It wasn't whiny. I usually associate Ben Affleck with whiny though I can't really say why. Ben just kinda looks like a sissy, not in this movie though. The action was exciting without going overboard, except no one can shoot in this movie to save their life. I have better aim without cheats, falling out of an airplane on Grand Theft Auto.

It was an interesting story and even though there were a few moments where you ask yourself "Why in the world did they do that?" you forgave it because you were entertained. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 95% and even though it's not Superior, it is deserving of recognition.