Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fave Movie Moments... Waiting...

Waiting... is a great little gem. The movie follows Mitch (the adorable John Francis Daley) on his first day at work at restaurant Shenaniganz. It's this scene that really makes the movie.

Simply brilliant. I have nothing else to add.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jamie Bell is Tintin!

I KNEW IT! Jamie Bell's name was the first and only name to pop in my head when I heard about a Tintin movie. Sorry, Thomas Sangster (you were adorable in Love Actually though).

A Tintin movie could be fun and Jamie Bell.. well, he could pull anything off. This should be interesting.

Read the press release here.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fave Movie Moments... A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

My favorite kill of the Nightmare on Elm Street series is Philip's death in part 3, Dream Warriors. The Puppet Death! Brilliantly creative and executed. But I was sad to see Philip (Bradley Gregg) go.. he was my favorite of the bunch!

"Have a nice stroll, asshole." - Kincaid

Friday, January 23, 2009

Late Oscar nom thoughts

Don't have much to say about the nominations. I haven't even seen most of the movies nominated. :S Yes, I'm ashamed. Almost really.

* Mainly, I'm just happy The Dark Knight wasn't nominated for Best Picture. Good movie, but it rushed the Two-Face storyline. Wasted opportunity.

* Love for Amy Adams!

* Little bit bummed about Miss Hathaway's nom.. just not that fond of the girl. Can't put my finger it.

* Heath Ledger's nom: expected and well deserved.

* Yay for Robert Downey Jr.

* In Bruges for Best Original Screenplay! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wicker Park's...

camera work is giving me a headache. I don't know why people think this is such a romantic movie?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy birthday, Amanda Peet!

Happy 37th birthday to the wonderful Amanda Peet!

Five favorite Amanda roles:
1) Amanda as Emily Friehl in A Lot Like Love
2) Amanda as Phoenix in Griffin & Phoenix
3) Amanda as Jack in "Jack & Jill"
4) Amanda as Paris in Identity
5) Amanda as Judith in Saving Silverman

Review: Yes Man

I caught this movie yesterday. I liked it. Jim Carrey was in top form. Zooey Deschanel is a delight (I dig her voice). She's a bit too young (or looks too young) to be Carrey's love interest though. Nice supporting turns from Bradley Cooper, Sasha Alexander, and Terrence Stamp. The movie had some good jokes, but overall it was maybe 10-15 minutes too long.

The movie was a bit inspiring though! It was based on Danny Wallace's book with the same title about his own experiences with saying 'yes' to everything. I've ordered it and can't wait to read it!

Enjoyable! I don't have much else to say about Yes Man. A worthy 3,5/5.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Trailer Park: The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left has been sitting on my sister's DVD shelf for years, untouched by me, a chick who has been watching Wes Craven movies since she was 10. Despite its cult classic status, I was never interested in watching it. Why would I want to see someone getting raped?

Then of course, came the remake news, and I just pondered if it was really necessary.

The trailer for Last House recently hit the interwebs and as I have a fondness for certain cast members, I checked it out. And you can check it out as well below!

It's a pretty good trailer. It doesn't even bother me that much that it spoils the entire film. I know I recently criticized Friday the 13th for doing the same thing, but with that movie, I already know what to expect. That movie already has my 8,80 euro. I had no intention on watching the Last House remake, but this trailer grabbed my attention. I want to see Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn get their revenge on Aaron Paul et al. on the big screen! I want to see how the duct tape scene ends!

Plus, Spencer Treat Clark is in it, and he's a talented young actor I like to see more of. And Sara Paxton manages to be one of those young actresses that doesn't bug the crap out of me.

Only.. Aaron Paul as a bad guy? Ever since Whatever It Takes and that Vanilla Coke commercial have I not been able to take him seriously. But kudos to him if he manages to pull it off! (Note: I actually do like him as an actor).

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Picspam: Jay Hernandez

There's something about Jay Hernandez that makes me want to hug him.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Review: [Rec]

I feel I'm the only person not raving about [Rec].

TV reporter Angela (Manuela Velasco) and her cameraman are covering the night shift at the local fire station. They receive a call about an old lady at an apartment complex and decide to check it out. The old lady turns out to be infected with something and the police (or whatever) decides the quarantine the building with everyone in it.

It's a good movie, don't get me wrong. But what is so special about it? What sets this apart from other 'infection' movies? I think it was fairly predictable how this was going to play out (and I haven't even seen Quarantine).

In the final five to ten minutes, the movie gives us an explanation for the happenings. An odd choice as it slows the film down.

I hear they are making a sequel. Why?

Overall, the movie is worth a look. Just have low expectations and you'll be fine. A 3,5/5.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Review: Sunshine

I mostly dig Danny Boyle's work. Shallow Grave, A Life Less Ordinary and 28 Days Later are all pretty damn great in my opinion. (Remind me again why I haven't seen Trainspotting?) Of course I had to check out Sunshine with its interesting premise and the raves about Chris Evans' performance.

The movie takes place fifty years into the future. A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun after a team on a similiar mission failed to do so several years earlier.

SPOILERS BEWARE! Sunshine is a beautiful movie. I mean, the effects, the score, the acting.. great! I was greatly intrigued until the undead religious captain showed up and decides to murder the crew. Was that really necessary? The story was interesting and suspenseful enough without the added 'horror' element. Why did the movie have to end up being Jason X? /SPOILERS

Anyways, the entire cast was good. Cillian Murphy is always terrific and, if I may add, a stunningly beautiful man. I have liked Chris Evans since I first saw him in 2001's Not Another Teen Movie. He's a good actor, but I didn't get what was so special about his performance until his last scene. Fantastic! Now I remember why I thought Chris would become a huge star someday.

Overall, Sunshine is definitely worth a look. A 4/5.