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Join Date: Oct 2007
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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Another Miike film I've been dying to see for a while now. It's about a somewhat pathetic teacher/family man who gets no respect from either his students or his family. He escapes his everyday life by dressing as "Zebraman" a superhero from a cancelled 70's tv show. (think power rangers on crack) Zebra goes up against an Alien invasion and tries to save japan from destruction lol. This is definitely not you're usual Miike movie, it's actually kind of kid friendly with some heart felt moments and really hilarious scenes. Basically its a superhero parody that doesn't take itself too seriously which was refreshing. The only real downside were the special effects. My god this movie was made only 3-4 years ago and the fx looked like something out of the 80's. But I guess the budget wasn't big enough. All in all not even close to Miike's best work but it was a fun flick and I was thoroughly entertained throughout.
Didn't want to double post so I'll just add this here:
Away From Her
After being married for over 40 years, they realize that Fiona's (wife) forgetfulness is actually Alzheimer's Disease. A very touching performance by Julie Christie, one of the best of the year, I still think Marion Cotillard was slightly better but I wouldn't be shocked if she won best actress. This is a melodrama from start to finish. I think films like this get a bad name and people believe they're only for Old folks, but I think every age bracket can take something from this film. Its very powerful and just heartbreaking at times. There's one very Poignant scene where Grant (husband) visits his wife in the hospital. He sits there watching all the families visiting and one by one they leave their grandma granpa whatvever, while they remain at the tables, just sitting there long after looking blankly into the distance. This is actually the directorial debut for Sarah Polley, who you might remember her from the Dawn of the Dead remake. To think a 27 year old first time director could tackle such a serious subject matter so brilliantly and with such care is really impressive. Definitely looking forward to what she can do in the future.
Last edited by - Styles -; 02-11-2008 at 08:10 PM.