Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week #1 in summary...! Bats, Planes and Gollum rock my world this week.

This week has been an average week for my cinematic mind to come into full force. Let's just take a look back on what I watched:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)--"Classics...I haven't seen yet". The second installment to that fantastic film series by Peter Jackson. Who, you know, is from New Zealand. 8/10
  • Remember Me (2010)--"New Releases". That ending. I mean, they keep talking about that ending in Inception and I sure hope that it isn't as offensive as this one. I hate you R-Pattz. 4/10

  • Following (1998)--"Classics...I haven't seen yet". Christopher 'I have just conquered the world' Nolan's first film, which had a $6,000 budget. That is groundbreaking. 7/10

  • The Men who Stare at Goats (2010)--"New Releases". The Cloon, that guy from Moulin Rouge!, Spacey and Hippie Bridges get together for a movie as weird as it sounds. Oh, and I forgot to mention the other top-billing star, Goat. 6/10

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)--"Classics...I haven't seen yet". Amazing. I imagine Americans get major landscape envy when they see this movie. New Zealand is so beautiful. 10/10

  • Up in the Air (2009)--Rewatch. By the end of Thursday, I had watched this film four times in one week. It is truly amazing. 10/10

  • The Dark Knight (2008)--Rewatch, but not Re-reviewed. Hands down one of the greatest films I have ever seen. Christopher Nolan knows how to crack into my brain. 10/10

  • Black Dynamite (2009)--"Out of the Preview Drawer..." My first taste of Blaxploitation. And probably my last. Still, I wish when I entered the room some cool theme music like "DY-NA-MITE! DY-NA-MITE!" went off! 6/10

  • Open House (2010)--"Out of the Preview Drawer..." Anna Paquin is not the lead in this film!! She is in it for five minutes!! This is like, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Even if Bill Compton, er, I mean, Stephen Moyer is in it. 2/10

  • Love Happens (2009)--"New Releases". Despite the boringness and the Jennifer Aniston-ness of this movie, I still love Aaron Eckhart. 4/10

So that was 10 movies in 7 days. Even though this exercise is called 'A Movie a Day...' This week movies have averaged at 6.7/10. So I guess I could call that 'average'.

Best movie? Definitely The Dark Knight. But if we were talking films I haven't seen, then The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Worst movie? Open House. Horrible, horrible movie. Even if it is independent and went to Tribeca, that doesn't disguise the fact that it has no character development.

Highlight of the week (non-A Movie a Day... related): Seeing normal audiences raving over Inception. I know I am going to love it.

Lowlight of the week: Seeing negative Inception reviews, not getting to see Inception when everyone else does, and the fact that the school holidays are almost over. Crap.


  1. Excellent overview! Like you, BLACK DYNAMITE is the only blaxploitation movie I've seen thus far - which makes it difficult to pick up on the movies it's spoofing. But there does seem to be some absolute treasures in the subgenre, such as BLACULA and BLACKENSTEIN.

    Pleased you dig the LOTR trilogy, but the big question is... LOTR or STAR WARS??

  2. To be honest, I have only seen two of the Star Wars movies, but I would definitely be going for LOTR...mainly coz I live in NZ and just because I can. They are both equally good sets of movies.

    Thanks for the comment=)

  3. I've had countless debates with my friends over which trilogy rules supreme. Usually it results in me defending the epic LOTR movies against a bunch of STAR WARS nerds who refuse to accept the awfulness of Jar-Jar :P

    Are you planning on watching the STAR WARS flicks?

  4. I found some (amazingly) at Blockbuster, so maybe, in the future=)


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