As of late, I've been catching up on movies that I missed. Here's a short list of the movies I've seen in the past few weeks:
- King Kong
Maybe someday Peter Jackson will make short movies again, but I doubt it.
- Reservoir Dogs
This movie is little more than an hour and a half. Made back when Tarantino knew how to edit.
- Almost Famous
Great movie. Awesome performance by the cast on this movie. A niche movie about rock and roll and groupies.
- Blackhawk Down
I enjoyed it, although some of the elements of film are gruesome. Apparently the film was made in Morocco.
Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece.
- Hotel Rwanda
Brutal and compelling. Don Cheadle stars as Paul Russebagina, who manages to house over a thousand refugees in Hotel Milles Collines during the Rwandan genocide. A good movie, but probably not something I could watch again.
- The Mask of Zorro
Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas. A really fun movie, but the backstory runs way long.
- Along Came Polly
Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller in a toilet humor romantic comedy. Ben Stiller plays a insurance agent whose wife (Debra Messing of Will and Grace) ditches him for a scuba instructor (played by Hank Azaria) on their honeymoon.
- The Wedding Crashers
Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken are great in this movie. Rachel McAdams is super cute in this movie.
- Jackie Brown
An adaptation of an Elmore Leonard book, it's a good caper movie with snappy dialogue that feels very Tarantino.
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
I've decided. I don't like Charlie Kaufman scripted movies. I think it's the internal monologue of the character (who is always a loser) that just transforms a 2 hour movie into a 2 hour pity party. Because the characters are often so unlikeable, it's hard to have any sympathy for them.
- Brother Bear
In the making of feature of this movie, it was revealed that this film was only made because Michael Eisner, happy with the success of the Lion King, asked whether there were other animal movies on the process and green-lighted Brother Bear. The result is an all-too-generic Disney movie with singing animals.
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
This movie felt like a B-movie, despite the A-movie budget.
- I, Robot
Asimov is rolling in his grave over this adaptation. And of course, the evil robots have red eyes.
- Minority Report
The special effects are neat, the movie is based on a Phillip K. Dick story, but it could have been any generic Tom-Cruise-gets-betrayed-by-someone-and-is-on-the-run movies.
- Bourne Supremacy
I expected good things, having really enjoyed watching the Bourne Identity, but as far as sequels go, it wasn't anywhere as interesting as the original.
The Sleeping Potion
- From Hell
Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), Heather Graham (Felicity Shagwell), Ian Holm(Bilbo Baggins) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) in a movie adaptation of a graphic novel about Jack the Ripper. Despite the cast and the performances, this one put me to sleep rather quickly.