We managed to catch a few movies during the holidays. I didn’t see anything fantastic enough to write a whole post about (except No Country for Old Men), but I thought I’d give you a sentence or two on the rest:
This Film is Not Yet Rated
Very engaging documentary about the MPAA, those fickle folks in charge of rating movies. Humorous and eye-opening.
Blades of Glory
What can I say? Will Ferrell as half of a male-male figure-skating couple. What’s not to like--had me choking on my beer and popcorn.
This one surprised me. Super stylized violence (if you liked Sin City you’ll probably like this), lots of phalluses (oh yeah), great pace. I wouldn’t count on it for a history lesson, but highly entertaining.
Loved this one—visually stunning, like 300, but with more depth (though I can’t say anything about how it compares with its source—I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve never read Beowulf). Very pleasant surprise.
The Brave One
Fucking terrible! What was Jodie Foster thinking! Did she read the script? Don’t even bother.
The Last King of Scotland
Riveting. This one actually deserves a whole post. Forest Whitaker is marvelous. And who is this hottie James McAvoy!? Is this a party I’m late to, or what!
BSG (I’m one of you now, I'm using the acronym)
We’re now several episodes into Battlestar Gallactica and are fracking LOVING it!
Now my flixlist is getting low again. What can I add to it?