Monday, October 25, 2010

The Last Two Weeks

It's been a week or two since the last post. I've seen a few movies since then. I saw "RED," starring Bruce Willis and a bunch of other famous people. I thought it was pretty good. It's at least worth a matinee. John Malkovich was the highlight for me. I also like Mary Louise Parker, who I haven't liked that much in the past. It seemed like she always played abrasive characters. But she's quite good in this. The movie is fun and I recommend it. B+

I finally saw the new Karate Kid movie, starring Will Smith's son. When I first saw the trailer, I really had no desire to see it, but after it came out, I heard enough good things about it, to put it on my Redbox list. So I rented it over the weekend. It was pretty good. I mean, it was really formulaic and predictable, but it had enough charm to be entertaining. It was also a little long, but nothing too bad. Jaden does a great job and of course Jackie Chan is good. Is it better than the original? Probably, but the original has such nostalgia for me and many others that it's hard compare the two. Yes, the original from a non-biased perspective is probably not a very good film, but I still have a fondness for it anyways. Sweep the leg!

We bought a few blu-rays in the past week. We bought "Beauty and the Beast." And it looks spectacular in blu-ray. Well worth upgrading to. The special features are pretty great as well. I love watching the behind the scene features on the classic Disney movies. My wife gave me "Iron Man 2" for my b-day. I still really enjoyed it. Yes, I can see the flaws that others mention, but for whatever reason they don't bother me. The special features on this disc were also quite good. Finally, I bought "Dollhouse" season 2, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. But I did see the special features and watch about 10 minutes of an episode and it looks great in High Def. When it was on the air, it always looked horrible because we didn't have a high def TV and the Comcast signal was crap. We have since upgraded and I am very happy.

What am I looking forward to in the next few months:

Harry Potter 7 (part 1)
Tron 2
True Grit.

Definitely not interested in:

The Little Fockers

I enjoyed the original, but the sequel was sooo awful. The trailer for this one looks very similar.

What are you all looking forward to this Winter?

Or are you like me and think for the most part the movies look weak and are really looking forward to this summer with such gems as:

Captain America
Cowboys and Aliens
Green Lantern
Super 8

See ya next time.


Nells-Bells said...

there are so many movies out that we still have yet to see like red. but i am looking forward to "the king's speech" and "due date". yes, both rated r but i still want to see them. i too am looking forward to harry potter and all the summer blockbusters next year (i.e captain america, thor and green lantern). nothing can top the original karate kid movies. sorry smith kid...whatever your name is. but yeah, nice try. ;) of course, i am looking forward to the new batman but 2012 seems so far away! i also want to see unstoppable with chris pine and denzel. so many great movies to look forward to. :p

Calvin Smooth said...

how about the movie "The King's Speech"? I'm kind of pumped for that one.

Miskatonic said...

This is my most anticipated movie for the coming months:

I have high hopes for all three superhero films. Thor looks the coolest and seems to have the most talent involved. It would also be great if DC could have a big success with one of their heroes other than Batman or Superman.

Saw VII was cool but I wouldn't bother with 3D (unless you like seeing guts flying towards you (which I kinda do).

Karatate Kid? Not interested!

True Grit: Coen Bros., Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, I'm there.

Tron 2. I'm ambivalent. If the opportunity arises, I'd love to see that on the big screen. We'll see.

The Rite with Anthony Hopkins looks promising. Due Date looks like fun despite lackluster reviews.

Scream 4 might be okay, but probably not.

127 Hours!!!