|Movies for 2011 - Part 8
||[Jul. 17th, 2011|08:29 pm]
And here's the second half of the list. Haven't been getting much time to do more than briefly glance in the direction of the net, let alone write/read LJ posts. This brings the total for the year to 102 films.
Halloween 2 (2009)
The King's speech
The Muppet Movie
La Femme Nikita
The Night of the Hunter
Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
Gods and Monsters
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
The Great Muppet Caper
Grey Gardens (1975)
Monsters VS Aliens
Get Carter (1971)
The Big Red One - Reconstruction
Godzilla - King of the Monsters
Notable flicks were...
Halloween 2 (2009) is notable for the wrong reasons. Everything they got right in the first one they screwed up here. I know what they were aiming for, it just didn't really work on screen.
The King's speech is an awesome and very human film. Even thinking about this film makes me a little happier.
The Night of the Hunter was an amazing flick. I'd hate to see a modern day version of this, because I suspect they'd make Harry Powell more of an unstoppable force rather than just a man who can be hurt. Everything about this film is magnificent, beautiful, and creepy. Charles Laughton really shows that he wasn't just a fabulous actor, but he was a kick arse director with a solid vision as well.
The 1946 Beauty and the Beast is also gorgeous to watch. The sense of magic permeates the film and the only down point for me was that I felt the ending was a little light given how well the rest had been done.
Agora was an awesome and interesting piece of film making. Not a happy film, but a good flick well worth taking the time to watch.
As documentaries go, Grey Gardens is a slightly disconcerting and at times painful watch. That said, it is a fascinating look at a pair of extreme and interesting characters.
Monsters VS Aliens is the first DreamWorks film I've seen that didn't make me wish I was at the dentist instead. That said, it only works for me because of Susan's character and her arc. The rest was watchable. Pixar have spoiled me.
Earthstorm is an okay watch, but it was an important reminder to me. I would rather see a low budget film with silly ideas and a flawed script, than see something from the Transformers franchise that has had a disgusting amount of money thrown at the effects, and $50 spent on the script.
Get Carter (1971) was a magnificently dark bastard of a film. Carter is exactly as dark as his character should be given his criminal background.
The Big Red One - Reconstruction Haven't seen the original cinema cut, but have to say that I really enjoyed this extended version.
EDIT - Actually forgot to add in the pie charts, will toss them in next time.