I've been debating for some time now if I should pull this series or not. Two Obligatory posts in a week feels like unnecessary room when compared to the other things I could be writing about. Alas, oh well, I shall go on until you lovable readers stop commenting. Then I'll just cry myself to sleep.... but, that doesn't have to happen if you never stop commenting, *wink wink*
Invictus: Was it just me or was the sexual tension between Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in this movie the most dynamic part of it? Paging Ang Lee, I've got your lineup for Brokeback Mountain 2 all setup! As for Invictus, it's one of those movies people do love to hate on. And while I'm usually up for a good hating, this movie left a smile on my face long enough I couldn't dare. It's definitely flawed, but I enjoyed it, cheese aside. My Review
Valentine's Day: Now here's a movie I could get behind hating... only one problem, I haven't seen it. So, here's the dilemma. Do I watch it with the knowledge that the odds are heavily weighed in favor of hating and ranting. Or, do I instead, not watch it, and just forget about it all together. Perhaps I'll add a new poll to my site: DVD Request Selection. I'll put up all the movies I haven't reviewed yet and whichever gets the most votes, I'll review by the next tuesday. If you like this idea - comment away!
Extraordinary Measures: Dear CBS films, you should avoid hyperbole when naming your films. I hardly call 50 feet an "extraordinary measure." Seems reasonable enough. Besides when you have Ford yelling and Fraser daddying, what do you expect? They're both in need of a hit if they want to stay in the game... this wasn't it.
The Messenger: Slow melodrama lead by a non-crazy Woody Harrelson, a toned down Ben Foster, and a not psychic Samantha Morton..... this is some bull****! *weeps in a corner* It could have been epic. It could have been something for the record books. But they just couldn't make it work. No twinkies and drugs for Woody!? I mean come on!!!! The man has needs you know. Oh, right, sorry, I got a bit sidetracked. This looks good, maybe I'll watch this.
The Spy Next Door: Odds of me watching this: -20%. That's right, this looks so awful it defies basic math principles. You just can't touch that sort of (non-existent) talent.
Others: The New Daughters & The Girl on the Train
Walkabout (Criterion Blu-Ray): This movie has always looked interesting to me, but I've yet to take an opportunity to check it out. With this release, that may very well change.
Iron Fist – Dragon Plays With Fire (Review) - Crossed out.