Sunday, April 3, 2011
"Film spectators are quiet vampires" ~ Jim Morrison
The Town (Netflix Blu-ray) = Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and he is, I must say, a cutie. This is a really intelligently made movie with wonderful performances and a good story, but ultimately it didn't really move me. A fun way to spend a couple of hours.
127 Hours (Vudu HD Streaming) = Boy, this is one of those movies that just grabs you by the neck and shakes you around. I do mean that in a good way. Absolutely haunting, extremely intense, I got so lost in it I forgot I knew (more or less) how it would end, since it is based on a true story. Brilliant.
Salt (Netflix Blu-ray) = I probably shouldn't even list this one, since we didn't make it past the first ten minutes. Life is too short and there are too many other movies!
Sling Blade (HD cable) = I had never seen this movie, and it's not only a classic but one of Greg's favorites. I was completely entranced from the first few minutes. Of course, to me liking something like a book or a movie means having to see/read everything else that person has done. When I looked up Billy Bob Thornton's other writing credits, I saw that he wrote one of my favorite movies nobody's ever heard of: The Gift. I never knew that.