Monday, March 21, 2005

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

I could see why people wouldn't like this, but I thought it was great. As I read the reviews for this, people compared it to Napoleon Dynamite in terms of "weirdness", I guess. But as Napoleon Dynamite was a weird comedy for the non-thinker, I Heart Huckabees is a weird comedy for the thinker. Of course, if you're like me and are just plain weird, then you should like them both. Huckabees remained light even in the midst of all its insane philosophical whatever-the-heck-that-was... and quotes like "You can't deal with my infinite nature, can you?" "That is so not true. Wait, what does that even mean?" keep it from looking like it's taking itself too seriously. Wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but I would recommend it to... um. I'm not sure who. But I'll think about that. 4.5 stars.

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Mostly I got this movie so I could say I'd seen it before Sarah L. I'm such a nice person, non? But I was quite pleasantly surprised on watching this movie to find that it wasn't half bad as far as romantic comedies go. In fact, it was actually pretty good. I even laughed out loud at a few bits. The characters were likeable, the plot not too stupid/sappy, and the dialogue delightful. Rather great for a chick flick. 4.5 stars.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

I was interested in this movie the moment I hear about it. It sounded absolutely fascinating, and it was. I wasn't disappointed at all. It was an intriguing concept and, although a little hard to follow chronologically, it worked out well. Oh, and one more "however" - it had a semi-happy ending but I still came away feeling like it was a pretty bleak movie. Hmm. Weird. Oh, well. Of coures that wouldn't stop me from liking it. *Grin* 3.5 stars.

50 First Dates (2004)

Plot: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.


Dinner At Eight (1933)

I think I missed the point of this movie. It got all these rave reviews and is on all these "greatest movies of all time" lists . . . and I simply didn't understand it. It seemed to me it introduced all the characters . . . and ended. That's it. As those words "The End" appeared on the screen, I just kept staring, thinking, "Wait. That can't be it. Nothing was resolved." It must be one of those sort of 24-hours-in-the-life-of-these-people movies, but even as one of those it didn't make any sense to me. Maybe it's one of those movies I'll understand when I'm 50. 1.5 stars.

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Broken Arrow (1996)

This one was pretty interesting... I liked it a lot. And I think I accidentally just tried to burn a CD. Oops. But anyway. Both the hero and the villain were interesting. Also, there was a lot of humor along the way, which really makes a thriller/action flick interesting. I honestly think that was one of the things I didn't like about The Bourne Identity - it took itself so seriously that there was no room for humor at all. 2.5 stars.

American Graffiti (1973)

This is one of those movies that everyone loves and I find pretty boring. But it's a classic so I suppose I'm glad I saw it. Maybe I'll appreciate it some day, I just obviously can't right now. It just felt... lacking in... something. I never really cared about most of the characters, and just found myself going, "Um... okay. This is it?" Ah well. 1.5 stars.