Archive for July, 2009

31Jul

July 31st

I saw on the news that Zhang Yimou is going to remake the Coen brothers film Blood Simple. First, I think it’s about time that American films be remade by foreign directors since it is usually the other way around with Hollywood taking ideas from other films. Secondly, I can’t wait to see his version! The Coen film is pretty good but I have higher hopes for Zhang Yimou’s interpretation. 

And I am now aware that people are actually finding this site and enjoying it, so I will do my best to keep everyone interested!

27Jul

July 27th

I am very surprised that HP6 got beaten at the box office by some guinea pig crime fighters. I can’t remember the last time that a Harry Potter movie wasn’t number one for weeks at a time. Plus, this weekend it only made about 30 million, which is significantly less than its opening weekend. Even The Hangover was number one for more than one week. I suppose everyone who saw the Harry Potter film saw G-Force this past weekend – magic, talking/world saving guinea pigs, it’s all relative.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

I absolutely love this movie! I can’t say enough great things about it. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, what more can you want?

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

This film is cute and funny, plus it promotes humane treatment of animals.

25Jul

July 25th

The review for Brüno has been posted. I thought The Hangover was funnier though.

25Jul

Brüno

Director: Larry Charles
Writer: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer & Jeff Schaffer
2009

I don’t really know what to say about this film, except it wasn’t that funny. Yes, it had its moments but most film do. Most importantly, the humour wasn’t very clever because Brüno is merely a film to shock rather than to entertain. Everything about it, and what Cohen does is all for shock value; mind you some of it was a bit funny but I only found myself laughing because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. So, there will be some laughter but, it is uncomfortable laughter. Brüno, like Borat is one of those films you see just to say you’ve seen it – not one you can watch multiple times. The only difference between the two is, Brüno is more jumbled with its plot pacing, and story development that at times it is just a mess of scenes cut together that don’t matter or make sense in relation to the entire film. If you want to see a film about a homosexual Austrian fashion guru trying to make a name for himself in America then by all means go ahead and see Brüno. If you would rather not see it, I won’t hold it against you, I understand.

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