Monday, July 21, 2008

Let's Put a Smile on that Face...

Thursday night, at 11:59PM, I sat in my chair in the auditorium, second row from the front (not by choice), and the trailers began to roll. A few minutes later, a movie began. This movie was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

A gritty, dark, somewhat depressing crime drama with an excellent cast that sucks you in during the opening bank heist and keeps you in until the credits roll.

This is not exactly the description you'd expect from a movie adaptation of a comic book, but it's all true. The Dark Knight is truly an exceptional film.

as with Wall-E, I'm not going to go in to details about the film, just know that it is definitely worth watching in theaters.

Also, everyone is talking about Ledger's performance as the Joker. Now, I understand that he is getting a lot more praise for the role because he passed away, and usually I feel that it is not really deserved (as is the case with Kurt Cobain), but he truly did an exceptional job. He loses himself in the role, and I entirely forgot that I was watching Heath Ledger playing the Joker, I was watching the Joker play himself.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thoughts on WALL-E

In this age of (crappy) sequels and (even crappier) remakes, finding a good movie to watch is like trying to find a needle in a planet made out of hay.

This past weekend, I found that needle, and it's name is WALL-E.

Pixar has yet again proved that they are some of the most talented people in the movie making industry, even after being bought by Disney. WALL-E is quite possibly one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, animated or otherwise.

even the poster designs are good

I won't go into details regarding the plot, but the movie delivers on every level, and also shows how talentless many actors are in Hollywood today, when an animated robot can show more emotion than an actual human actor.

This was not a formal review or anything, just my thoughts on this insanely good movie. I expect Disney will be whoring WALL-E's likeness out on everything they can, from toys to cereal boxes, to toilet paper. Can't wait for the Blu-Ray release. I'd easily give it a 10/10.