Monday, November 20, 2006

GROWN-UP FILMS

Someone asked me a while back why don't I go and see grown up movies. In response I asked him "Name the last grown-up movie you saw?" He couldn't answer. Movies are my bread and butter, I love them, hate them, agonise over them and rant about them over and over again. But most of them are those rantings about the big flicks every one has seen. And for some reason thats viewed as bad... Can't a grown up enjoy the event movies like Superman Returns and Casino Royale?

There are sum flicks that I just hope I didn't get hit the face by a bus before I see it. Is that wrong? I'm 23 and love movies to death. I'll even go and sit in a flick on my own in the dead of night if no-ones up for it. The fact that I don't scour the cinema watching an obscure independent film isn't a bad thing. I'd love to do it. I just can't afford to give up time and money to do it. So I go and see a movie on word of mouth, writer, star, director, or most importantly on premise. "Stranger than Fiction" is one of those films that I really want to see, before I even heard Marc Forster was directing it or Will Ferrell was in it. I just read the premise and thought it sounded great. I don't care what genre they are from arthouse to comic book flick I just love a good flick in any shape way or form. Anyways these so far are my fav flicks of 2006 so far.

1. Superman Returns
2. Casino Royale
3. Miami Vice
4. The Departed
5. V for Vendetta
6. Borat

HATED: X-men: the last stand

Waiting for: The Fountain, Starter for ten, Southland tales, Tenacious D, Deja Vu, The Good German, The Blood Diamond, The Prestige, The Good Shepherd, Children of Men, Rocky Balboa, United 93 (on my DVD shelf)

2 posts in a day, I know, I know.
NAMES BORING, JAMES BORING.

Just kidding. I think Bond rocks. One of the best flicks I've seen all year. Daniel Craig is out and out the Bond Fleming was trying to portray. He doesn't wink at the camera, he doesn't make jokes and double entendres, he isn't particular smooth, he's just a plain cocky bastard.

It's something no other bond has quite grasped, but in terms of the books and films theres a distinct difference in character that until now hadn't been successfully bridged. And its all the better for it.

And while the theme songs awful, the animated titles are cool but out of place and the open chase sequence is devoid of common sense, I love it. Daniel Craig is Bond. Eva Green is lovely and Mad's Mikkelson is chillling. And I can't wait for the next.

WHATS IN MY DVD PLAYER : Dazed and Confused
WHERE I AM IN MY SCRIPT: Researching the hundred years war