Friday, July 31, 2009


Film watched:

Equally beautiful and utterly grotesque. There were 2 scenes that I could barely watch and that's saying a lot from me.


Also I have to add that I have never been to a film and seen so many people walk out part of the way through. Some people left literally during the first few minutes during the first (very revealing) sex scene, almost an entire row of people in front of me and numerous behind me left during the really disgusting scenes near the end of the film.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mega movie post

Okay, haven’t blogged for a log time, but I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to quickly joy some micro reviews for the films I have seen since I last blogged proper. This has been many, namely due to holidays and also several trips to London for work. Also, due to time constraints, no photos/posters included with this post.

Anyway, here goes:

Origin: Spirits of the Past
Well animated, but ultimately unremarkable anime.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Excellent Russ Meyer 60’s romp.

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Not as good as I’d hoped – certainly no “Dolls”

Southland Tales
A bit of a mess really

Drag me to Hell
Excellent return for form by Raimi, only a predictable and slightly disappointing ending spoiling this.

Star Trek
Best Trek since Khan. Lets just hope that this is reboot continues in the same fashion.

Surprisingly entertaining “girlie” vampire adaptation.

The best film of the year so far, also my favourite Pixar film to date. Made me cry TWICE within the first 15 minutes and this is a damn animated film! Need I say more. Dug, the dog is also excellent. Pixar, I bow before thee.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Utter drivel. Tries surreal, but really little more then drivel.

The Hangover
Very entertaining comedy – something I rarely find.

Blood: The Last Vampire
Should have stuck with the anime. Shows its low budget too much.

Public Enemies
Digital film does not suit a period film. Flat characters and uninteresting direction also does not help.

It's best to see this film blind - without reading anything about it beforehand. It's not the film you'd expect. Excellent cerebral sci-fi. Rockwell should get an Oscar for the performance in this.