Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Pulp Fiction (1994).
DAMN! This movie is awesome. This is my first Quentin Tarantino film and I love it! The screenplay is just genius! Acting is flawless! Sam Jackson was BAD ASS, Bruce Willis was great, John Travolta was also great…their ALL great! It’s actually VERY quotable and has some unforgettable moments. It’s actually quite damn hilarious at times, but also fucking intense as heck in some parts. You could feel the spirit of Quentin Tarantino all over this film. I mean I can’t bring myself to call it the greatest film ever or even put it in my top 10 list but then again I might have to give this movie a couple days to sum up my full thoughts on it. It’s extremely entertaining and a great film overall.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Watched Friends with Benefits (2011).
It had a GREAT first half but a rather weak second half. I love Will Gluck for his “Easy A” and kind of expected a film as awesome as that while watching this and was rather disappointed. The first half was hilarious, extremely fast paced and entertaining as heck, but it’s when the second half hits and the characters begin to get a bit serious is when the film get’s rather messy and cliched and not so great…it seemed to struggle to know if it was still aiming to just plain out funny or serious and ended up getting rather dull. The awesome chemistry between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis manages to keep the film alive for a while but even that get’s a bit dull and ends off with a satisfying but cliched ending. Overall, I enjoyed it but I have to say I was kind of disappointed.
The Ides of March (2011).
I didn't find it to be as fantastic as many people did but I still liked it. It's a very quiet film. I found the first half to be rather slow and contain a lot of political talk that had me slightly confused but the twists in the second half made the films pacing get better. I also found it rather anti-climatic and the plot to be rather thin. All the performances were good and the direction was smooth and atmospheric. I kind of expected more but I guess Clooney is still learning. Overall, it's a good, small, political thriller.