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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Movies from Saturday and Sunday
Red Eye [re-watch] - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 2005 thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams and directed by Wes Craven. Really love this movie, its just 80 minutes of pure action, and Cillian Murphy is deadly good in this. McAdams plays an airport employee, about to get caught in a possible assassination attempt, with no way out, or else her father dies. Fantastic pacing, good twists, great fun.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [re-watch] - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 1975 musical classic starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. It is totally whacky and completely random, this story of what happens when a couple looks for some car help in a large mansion owned by what turns out to be a transvestite. With some real great performances and songs, it is a joyous watch, if not a completely unexplainable one.
It Happened One Night - **** (9/10)
- 1934 romantic classic starring the master of romance, Clark Gable. Movies like Juno totally get their inspiration here, as the writing is witty and constantly working off each others lines. A woman escapes her family and possible marriage and heads to travel to New York to entice her dreams, where she meets a man who helps her along the way, and they build an extremely interesting relationship, all leading up to her arrival in New York, and the events that follow. Fantastic dialogue in this movie, a fine example of screenwriting.
The Unborn - ** (5/10)
- 2009 American horror film directed by David S. Goyer. It's your average american horror film. There isn't any tone or mood, just shock attempts. They make you jump, then forget about you. Make you jump, forget about you. It doesn't know how to build anything, which makes for a generally average attempt. Plus, the plot is stupid, but you won't even care that much about it anyhow.
Boogeyman 3 - * (1/10)
- 2009 straight-to-DVD terrible excuse for a horror movie. I can't believe I've already probably ended up seeing the worst movie of the year. Its some college dorm, and they start seeing the Boogeyman after one of their friends is haunted, basically following the pattern as the first two. It just is horrendous, with bad acting, bad writing, and really lame special effects. Wasn't even funny to watch, which takes out the "so bad its good" idea.
Year of the Dog - ** (4/10)
- 2007 comedy starring Molly Shannon and Peter Saarsgard. A woman has nothing really in her life except for her dog, and when he breaks into the neighbors and is poisoned, her life changes completely. She meets a fellow pet-lover, becomes a vegan, starts trying to recruit people to collect dogs from a shelter, and also, generally starts losing her mind. It's quite unpleasant to watch, and all you ever really want to do is punch the main character in the face. It also doesn't tend to ever really get that funny, and i found a hard time trying to find its purpose. Maybe its producer Brad Pitt could tell me.
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