Movies

So, I recently got a blockbuster.com membership. It’s alright, they tend to deliver later than they say, but the selection is nice. So far, I’ve picked up quite a few movies that I’ve missed over the last few years.

  • Collateral was surprisingly good – much better than the trailers. Michael Mann always amazes me, and Heat is still one of my favorites.
  • Saw was alright… the movie was pretty weak until the last couple minutes.
  • I Heart Huckabees was pretty entertaining, but it needed more refinement. Many of the lines that could have killed were downplayed just enough that they were too subdued.
  • One of the weirdest movies I’ve seen ever was Léon: The Professional. At times, I was amazed. The cinematography was incredible, and you can’t go wrong with unnecessary gore! But wow, Natalie Portman freaked me out. Jean Reno is a great actor, and he did a great job as Léon, but the relationship between him and Portman was ridiculous. I usually go for more of the realistic crime movie and save the avant-garde for other flicks, and this film backed up my beliefs 10-fold. On a huge plus side unrelated to Léon, Reno has been cast as Bezu Fache in the upcoming release of The Da Vinci Code.
  • Still to come, Following. This is the first film by Christopher Nolan, and it looks promising.

Okay, no more hotlinks to imdb, I promise. I’m tired, I have to work the silly church nonsense tomorrow morning at 8, I’m off to bed. More tomorrow, if I can break away from capstone studying…