Monday, October 24, 2011

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Hey guys! Loving the Halloween posts.

Last night I watched Coraline for the first time. I loved it, it really was a visual treat. I was trying to do work at the same time but couldn't take my eyes off the TV because it was so visually appealing. I missed some of the beginning, so maybe I'll rewatch it at some point to really get the full effect. But I thought it was great. I love those kinds of stories.

As far as Halloween type movies go, I rewatched Beetlejuice last night. I used to watch that movie constantly when I was little. Like, I think my parents should have cut me off. I'm sure it contributed to my NSFL issues. It's great though. Alec Baldwin before 30 Rock, Geena Davis before Thelma & Louise, Catherine O'Hara before Home Alone, and Winona Ryder before that whole shoplifting thing.

I think that's all I've got for you now. Except that Qwickster just charged me 17 bucks for not returning I Love You Man after changing my plan to Netflix-only. ;) I'm sure I'm gonna hate it all 17 bucks' worth.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Film club or PhD?

Hey guys, sorry I've been a total bust lately. The workload is a bit insane right now... but here I am procrastinating on the 12 page paper I have due tomorrow by posting. What can you do? :)

Anyway, I am totally lost on the mumblecore thing. I haven't seen any of the films you've talked about besides The Exploding Girl anyway, so I can't really contribute anything at all. I have Cold Weather in my queue though.

I've actually watched a few movies over the past 2 weeks or so... sadly none of the ones you guys have been discussing:

-I saw Meet Joe Black last night, finally. And cried through the ending. I really like it though, loved the camerawork and the script... and Anthony Hopkins, of course. Brad Pitt also gave a fantastic performance I thought... I really believed he was a different character when he was supposed to be. Anyway, classic romance despite the stretch of a plotline... sad and long, but good. I liked it.

-I started watching The Green Lantern and turned it off. I don't know, I couldn't get into it.

-I also saw Crazy, Stupid Love. I don't know if anyone mentioned having seen it. It was good - your boy Ryan gave a great performance. I love Steve Carell in these kinds of movies, and I'm also a Julianne Moore fan. I expected it to be pretty bad, but it ended up actually being kind of touching and pretty funny in my opinion.

-I finally saw Midnight in Paris!! I don't really know what to think about it. There was a lot I appreciated, and I thought the concept was really cool. But when it ended I was just kind of like... hmm, ok. I didn't really have the problems with it that some of you did (god that feels like forever ago, I don't even remember who said what) about like the literary references and the types and all that, I was on board with what he was doing... but I just kind of felt blah about the whole thing in general, and the ending left me unsatisfied. Oh well. Every Woody Allen movie can't be Manhattan, right?

Miss you all - I promise I'll write more!