Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Hurt Locker

This is my best picture. The plot was great, action scenes were great. I think this movie would have easily won Best Picture last year. This movie is a definite must see.

Monday, March 1, 2010

District 9

This movie was very interesting. It starts out being filmed as a documentary and then changes. I really liked the documentary feel and I think that stuck with that as long as they could and then didn't know how to change once they had to for the plotline to make sense. I thought the plot was really cool and it definitly sets up for a sequal in the future. I would rank this below avatar in 4th right now. I have to see 2 more movies this week. It looks like I won't be seeing The Blind Side, An education, or Precious. I'll have to see them when I can netflix them. I could not justify spending 8 bucks to see The Blind Side when it had been out for several months. More updates this week hopefully.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Inglorious Bastards

I was way behind on seeing this movie. I did not like either of the Kill Bills and have never been a Tarantino fan. This movie surprised me completely. It was really funny and I a lot less gory than I thought it would be. In the Kill Bills heads were flying everywhere but that was not the case in this movie. I think part of the reason I'm ranking this movie #1 is b/c of my love of the old style WWII movies. This was a semi-spoof of those movies and I loved every second of it. I would definitely say see this movie ASAP.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Top Ten Movies of the 2000s

Rolling Stone published the best 10 movies of the decade so I am going to copy them and put out my list. What is yours?

1. The Departed (Best Picture 2006)
2. A Beautiful Mind (Best Picture 2001)
3. There Will be Blood (2007)
4. No Country for Old Men (Best Picture 2007)
5. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
6. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
7. Gladiator (Best Picture 2000)
8. Michael Clayton (2007)
9. Finding Nemo (2002)
10.Finding Neverland (2004)

Friday, December 25, 2009

New Rating System

I have seen 3 possible best picture nominees now and I realized that my rating system is very flawed. I cannot figure out how to rate something on a 1-5 scale comparing it with There Will Be Blood, Slumdog Millionaire and Up. I will have a new rating system just based on this years movies. If you look in the side I will rank the movies I have seen. So far here are my rankings.

1. Up in the Air
2. Avatar
3. UP

Up in the Air

Ashley and I went and saw Up in the Air on Wednesday night. I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was great. I always enjoy George Clooney and he was great in Michael Clayton and did not disappoint in Up in the Air. The same group that did Juno and Thank you for smoking made Up in the Air and it shows because the humor is very similar. There were some very funny parts and I found myself laughing throughout. The music and the camerawork really highlighted this movie. I would say this is also a must see but if you don't want to pay the money, it would be okay to wait and see it on DVD.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Avatar 3D

Avatar was one of the best looking movies I have ever seen. James Cameron does amazing things with the natives and the scenary. Their expressions are completely realistic and it is great to watch. The plot line is very predictable. The plot is a cross between a male version of Pocahontas and Fern Gully. I really enjoyed the visual aspects of the movie and I would definitely recommend seeing it. I don't think you have to see it in 3D but it adds something. In one review I read, it says the 3D allows you to feel like you are in the forest and I don't agree with that but maybe I needed to see it on IMAX. I will say this about the 3D, it was not your normal IMAX 3D. There were no arrows being shot in your face and you did not feel queazy throughout the movie. I am going to wait on rating this movie until I have seen at least 1 or 2 other probable Best Picture nominees. If you are asking if you should see it, I would definitely say this is a must see in theatres.