Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's Happening Where I Am: Cinema and DVD releases here, 20/10/11

Cinema Releases

Midnight in Paris - Finally, it's here. I decided that since I had been waiting to see this for so long, I had to see it on opening day, and was even lucky enough to catch the first available screening. To say that I loved this film would be a bit of an understatement. I don't think I could put into words how much I loved this film. Like, if I could marry a film, it would be this one. I see a.... rhinoceros. (a review will be coming in the next couple of days)

Paranormal Activity 3 - I sorta liked the first one. I thought the second one was the most boring piece of crap I'd ever seen (I hate it when people use terms like this to describe a movie...but it's true). I really don't see why people like these movies so much. Okay, so I haven't had the whole cinema experience of it all, which may be why I don't like them so much. But come on, why do all the critics like them so much?

The Trip - Was a movie in the NZFF lineup. It's hard to believe the NZFF is still going on, and will be until the middle of next month. Oh well, it has to get around a lot of towns. Anyway, this movie is directed by Michael Winterbottom? Please let it be better than The Killer Inside Me. I still have bitter memories of that movie.

DVD Releases

X-Men: First Class - Oh, how nice it was to watch this film on blu-ray the other night without a creepy man sitting next to me talking to himself, or nearly breaking my toe as he walked past. Seriously, that was the worst cinema experience I had ever had, so it came as no surprise that I picked up on a whole lot of things while revisiting this movie. I know that there are haters (and many of them) out there, but I thought this movie was freaking awesome. And Michael Fassbender looks super sexy in a turtleneck. In fact, Michael Fassbender just looks super sexy. Yes, I am excited for Shame.

Trust - I have to wonder what the world has come to when a perfectly good movie directed by David Schwimmer (y'know, Ross off the best TV comedy ever Friends) and starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis goes straight-to-DVD. It just seemed to pass by so unnoticed, which is really unfair. Especially as this movie is really one of those 'sign-of-our-times' movies that some silly teenagers could learn a lot from.

So, what do you think of these movies?


  1. You already know what I think of TRUST and I'm going to see MIDNIGHT IN PARIS in the next few days.

    I've seen a few Winterbottom films and hated most of them. But apparently THE TRIP is really good. Like, REALLY GOOD!

    I saw the first PARANORMAL ACTIVITY in theatres and loved it. I only liked one scene in the second film, but I suppose I might as well check out 3 when it's released on DVD.

  2. I hope you like Midnight in Paris, it's awesome.
    Apparently The Trip is quite good, so I'll be watching it on DVD.
    I'll check out PA3 when it's out on DVD too, but I'm not expecting much.

  3. I'm going to see Midnight in Paris next week, although it's been out for a few weeks now. Always something ocurred that prevented me from enjoying this film... Both DVD releases are good.

  4. I hope you love it! Yes, both DVD releases are good, which is good.


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