|Movies for 2010 - Part 13
||[Aug. 11th, 2010|11:00 am]
Not getting to watch much, all told, and finding time to post even less. Chucking this up while headachey and about to go to bed, so no graphs. 102 films so far this year. |
The River of No Return
The Italian Job
Toy Story 3
Transformers 2 was as bad as the first. The River of No Return was good, but I think Marilyn Monroe was miscast - good, but in the wrong film. Original Italian Job was as awesome as always. Toy Story 3 was marvelous and made the audience cry.
She was the 1930s production by the folks who gave us King Kong. I rather liked it, and was glad to have seen it. Cleopatra - first half is actually quite good, but it really falls apart after the intermission. That said, every cent is on screen. Worth seeing at least once, if only so you can be totally godsmacked by the production values.
I am using the word 'literally' in its correct meaning when I say I literally laughed more at the little bits during the closing credits of Superhero Movie than I did for the entire film. Glad I saw it on TV. Fanboys was really not that funny, and now I've seen Seth Rogan in a film, he really was the weakest thing in it, which was no surprise. It wasn't a bad film, but take out the fanboy stuff and it just wasn't that good.
Alien Nation was actually better than I remembered. Still fairly by the numbers cop-buddy movie, but better than I remembered. Glad we had it just so it could spawn an awesome TV series. Rollerball (the original) I sat down to watch wondering if it would be as good as I remembered - and I remembered it as being pretty darned good. It was better.
Inglourious Basterds was very good, in fact, it was actually way better than it should have been. Predators was the sort of film it should have been, and made me want to rewatch the original. Waterloo Bridge from 1940 was also quite good, though suffers from the sort of ending they had to have in those days.
Inception I enjoyed. I don't think it's amazing as many people do, but I do think it's a very good, and well-made, movie.
In 1988 Fred Dekker & Shane Black wrote Monster Squad. It's a kids flick where a bunch of kids are up against Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Mummy. It has approximately seventy-four times the heart, intelligence, humour and characterisation of Stephen Sommers dreadful Van Helsing.