Thursday, May 26, 2011

What's Happening Where I Am: Cinema and DVD releases here, 26/05/11

Cinema releases

The Hangover Part II: The Hangover was the best. Practically everyone has seen it, and we all quote this film like we were in the thing. But now the second one is out, it's received some pretty mediocre reviews, and everyone is saying the same thing: "It's much of the same". I knew that was coming. But the problem is that when The Hangover came out, we didn't know who any of the people were. And since it's come out, we've seen 20-gazillion movies with Zach Galifianakis appear, Bradley Cooper being sexy on every surface of the Earth and Ed Helms has been showing up in all sorts. Anyway, I'm still amping to see it, because, hey, the WOLF-PACK IS BACK!

Agora: This one was supposed to come out on DVD here three months ago. But no, it's found itself in cinemas. Which is weird. I don't really know much about it, other than the fact that it has Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella in it. Reason enough to see it.

Biutiful: I like my depressing films, but this looks really depressing. Javier Bardem got given a surprise Oscar nomination for his performance in this, and it looks really well deserved, considering how dark the material looks. I'll probably check it out when it comes out on DVD...but I don't really have much interest in it at this point.

DVD releases

The King's Speech: Does this need an introduction? No. I had fun watching it on Tuesday night, though. I made a bed on the couch and my cat curled up next to me to watch it with me. I started having this major cry during the speech part, and my cat was looking up at me wondering what was wrong. It was a cute moment. Anyway, the movie is awesome. Helena Bonham Carter is absolute perfection in it, too.

The Fighter: Whenever the trailer for this comes on when I'm at work, I have to stop what I'm doing and watch it. That trailer just lifts me. It just reminds me of how brilliant the performances are in this film. But one thing that annoys me is that, at the time that trailer was made, Christian Bale had never been recognised by Oscar. I still, for the life of me, can't believe that. Even if the guy haunts my dreams and I now have Christian-Bale-a-phobia.

The Romantics: This has a really impressive cast: Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Dianna Argon and Candice Bergen. But, well, it looks extremely simple and the poster is a bit of an eyesore (no one uses bright fuchsia on their posters). I'll probably save this for when I get my tonsils out.

Any thoughts on any of these films?


  1. I was kind of impressed with the Romantics cast too...that is until I saw When In Rome.
    Yeah I cry during the speech part too.

  2. I heard that Agora is a very good sad film.

  3. I really wanted to see Biutiful, but when it finally came to my cinema, I felt it would be too depressing, because I was already in a sad mood.
    Still, I'll watch it sometime, when I'm in the mood.

  4. I watched The Hangover II at the midnight opening. When sequels strive to be more of the same, that is acceptable. When they end up becoming exactly the same, that is laziness. Hangover II belongs in the latter category. I couldn't believe how gutless the scriptwriters were with their material. They were too concerned with following the original formula and neglected to try any new ideas. It didn't seem to bother the audience however. Never before have I sat so unamused in a packed theater full of people laughing hysterically.

  5. Damn, I still haven't seen The Fighter, I really should get around to it sometime.

    I had never even heard of The Romantics before now, funny how some films just pass me by like that. It looks pretty bland though...

  6. I remember when I watch 'Biutiful'. It was so depressing I finally feel grateful I didn't live like that. And I was feeling guilty for demand my boyfriend to watch it together :))

  7. Nikhat - I'm a big fan of Malin Akerman for some reason, and of course, I love Anna Paquin. But yeah, Josh Duhamel was pretty average in When in Rome.

    Lesya - Well, whenever it does come out on DVD, I'll be sure to watch it!

    Lime(tte) - Yeah, I'll probably watch it when I get into the mood.

    Ian - Comedies are the hardest things to crack. Sad you didn't like it, but if I went to the cinema to watch it, I'd probably have a lot of fun.

    Jack - You should really watch The Fighter! It's pretty awesome.
    I saw the trailer for The Romantics a long time ago and pretty much dismissed it. It does look bland, but I'll probably get around to watching it.

    Andina - Hehe, it certainly does look depressing!


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