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Friday, August 19th, 2005
12:28 pm
[teamnoir]
The Great Raid
I liked it. A fine movie. Reasonably acted, reasonably presented, vaguely uplifting, just a bit of heartbreak. And interrogation scene with the cute redhead was a bit erotic. But then, that's probably just me.

My only particular quibble is that it was well written. A weird quibble, I know. But when the leader is addressing his men before they go out, he puts on a fabulous speech. So fabulous that I was jolted out of story, out of his character, and felt the need to turn to my friend next to me and say, "wow, that's well written".

There were a couple of other places where the monologues were just a bit too eloquent to fit their characters. Real people stutter, stammer, stumble over their words, forget bits, etc. Especially soldiers.

I also thought it was a little weird that we were celebrating saving 500, when we'd lost 10's of thousands in the withdrawal. I mean, I see that saving the 500 was better than losing them, but I still find it a little awkward to reconcile.

Still, a fine film overall.

Current Mood: ***
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
9:18 am
[teamnoir]
wedding crashers
This film was alright. I was expecting pretty much pulp schlock and what I found was a step up from that. Fun, but not too campy. Some actual depth and messages, but the good ones were fairly subtle. I liked it.

Current Mood: ***
9:18 am
[teamnoir]
broken flowers
I was somewhat disappointed, especially after the descriptions I'd read of this film. I watched it, but it didn't make sense to me. I was expecting the ending to pull it all together but I don't think that it did.

After talking with one of my co-watchers, I can see an interpretation that might make sense, but it seems somewhat strained. It certainly wasn't obvious or easy to see.

Current Mood: **
Monday, August 15th, 2005
8:34 am
[teamnoir]
House of Flying Daggers
Gorgeous. The real star of this flick is the action/effects. If this surprises you, please raise you hand as you clearly need a swift kick. However, if you enjoy the wire-fu class of flicks, it's a good one. I liked it. Some interesting and surprising plot twists in the action, though the plot is still fairly flat with little character development.

Did I mention that it's gorgeous?

Current Mood: ****
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
6:05 pm
[teamnoir]
Sky High
Sky High

Cliche, but basically typical Disney non-animated fun. Linda Carter plays the principal. Much teenage "growth" & social lessons, but still fun.

Current Mood: ***
Sunday, August 7th, 2005
9:06 pm
[teamnoir]
Murderball
Murderball

Fun. Punkish. Several Ministry songs in the soundtrack. I hadn't noticed before that Ogre was in on "thieves", for instance.

It's basically a documentary and covered most of my questions while keeping it interesting. Not much actual game footage, but tons of attitude. A super PR piece for quad rugby/murderball and good PR for all of the paralympics. Suddenly, I want to know much more about paralympics and corporate sponsorship. Some interesting engineering challenges there, I'd think.

Current Mood: ****
9:06 pm
[teamnoir]
The Island
I wasn't terribly impressed. As scifi, it left a lot to be desired. Basically, this is Logan's Run for a new generation, with a tad of Soylent Green thrown in for titilation value. If you liked Logan's Run and you aren't expecting much, it's ok.

*** <- three netflix stars.

Current Mood: ***
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