I’ve seen a few movies lately, some better than others.
If you’ve seen the Quarantine franchise, I suggest you check this out. If you haven’t, and you love the zombie/horror genre, run don’t walk (Does that still apply if there’s no video store?!). But before you do, make sure you see the first in the series [REC]. The second quickly picks up where the first leaves off. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen, but it’s basically about an apartment block in lock down. And that is all I will say on this matter 🙂 I really enjoyed this film. The action unravels mostly through the camera lens of one of the characters so I did find myself ducking my head a couple of times or craning my neck to try and get a better view, before realising I couldn’t. Duh. Not as annoying as Cloverfield in terms of camera angles.
When I read up on the Hunger Games after reading the books, the author said she was inspired by simultaneously switching between Big Brother & Survivor on TV. I did buy it at the time…but then I saw this movie. It’s the same premise, but, being a Japanese movie, has more everything – cheese, gore, wtf factor. Still a must watch. It is a lot more gory and dark than the first though, so be prepared. Oh, and it’s a bit of a cult hit, so don’t give it a bad review online unless you’re willing to deal with the backlash (hehe)
This was not my choice. I am not a Ben Stiller or Vince Vaughn fan. I went into this with zero expectations, and it was actually OK for a laugh. Bizarre, weird at times and there is a twist which made me go huh? Although I suspect it was only a twist as I knew nothing about it. It may have actually been a central part of the movie to begin with.
V and I had both been eagerly waiting to see this movie all year. This one promised it all- time travel, futuristic time period and hitmen all rolled up into one. Oh, and did I mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Swoon. Even with the strange CGI to make him look more like Bruce Willis (he didn’t).
So did it live up? I loved it, V only liked it. When asked why, he went on a big speel about how time travel movies fall into 2 categories, and that there’s some principles which can’t be broken. I wish I could elaborate, however time travel makes my head spin at the best of times. I try to not think too hard about it.
I loved it! The idea was compelling and the casting was solid. I only checked the time once, which for me is a record. (In case you were wondering, The Watch earned it’s first time check in the first 20 mins!)
This movie had a lot to live up to. I remember spending hours in the library reading and re-reading my favourite parts of the book series. Did the movie live up? I thought it was OK. The acing wasn’t dreadful, nor was it particularly memorable. The dialogue was at times a bit cheesy and cheesily delivered. Asleigh Cummings was a bit of a standout – not a surprise as she has since gone on to play the lead in Puberty Blues The shooting was quite good. It’s worth a watch if you’re a fan of the series.
Have you seen any good movies lately? I’ve love to hear them below…always on the lookout for new recommendations!