Apr 23, 2006

Jon and Ruth' Movie Weekend

Jeremy's listing will be up a little bit later today.
Ruth and I are following our new tradition of renting a stack of DVD's after the latest issue goes to the printer. This weekend, six movies, a couple we'll be buying.

CRASH
Jeremy loved it, I agree. A great movie that had surprises and was realistic and wonderful. Very human. I will be buying this soon.

THE ARISTOCRATS
A documentary with comedians all talking about one joke. I really did laugh till it hurt. Another to buy.

DOOM
Another action fick based on a video game I don't know when this trend started but it strikes me as lazy. The movie is very very similar to Resident Evil. Good action, nice looking monsters, but not worth having on your own shelf.

THE VISITATION
Surprisingly good horror flick based on a Ray Bradbery writing. Religous overtones, right and wrong, not over the top gore. Very fun and even a bit clever.

KING KONG
WOw. Wortth the hype. Amazing to watch and a loving remake of the original. We'll be buying.

One to go, can't remeber the name, some straight to video suspense thing.....

Ok, off to watch the last one and then I'll come back and put up the wonderful Jeremy's update.

3 comments:

Anthony Rainone said...

Agree with you on CRASH. An all-around awesome movie. Dillon gives a strong performance -- really, they all do, especially Terrance Howard. The guy is phenomenally talented.

I rented ICE HARVEST the other night. Great movie also, but I much preferred alternate ending #1 on the DVD, which was true to the novel.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

Anthony, did you cach the interview with Scott in the extra features? I thought it was really cool to hear them talk about the transition form book to film.

Terrance Howard rocks. I think he could be really big.

Anthony Rainone said...

Jon,

Yes to both. The interview was great. Scott was supportive of the script, which I think must've caused some agitation -- like the constant use of the refrain "As Wichita Falls, so falls Wichita Falls." Though I understand where Russo was coming from.

I'm always amazed by Howard. Great supporting role in ASSAULT ON PRECINCT THIRTEEN and CRASH. Blew me away in HUSTLE AND FLOW.