Time for a post

Considering it’s been a month since the last one…

  • 10/25: Lady Vengeance (Chan-wook Park, 2005) 4.0 ~ A stylish look at the nature of revenge. Tough subject matter that makes for uncomfortable viewing. But I enjoyed it. I’d take Lady Vengeance over The Bride in a grudge match.
  • 10/17: Open Water (Chris Kentis, 2003) 2.0 ~ Amateur attempt at horror-drama that never really scares.
  • 10/16: Incident at Loch Ness (Zak Penn, 2004) 2.0 ~ Annoying prank-film about the discovery of Nessie. Plus, Zak Penn is a hack (Last Action Hero, Elektra) and doesn’t deserve to share the screen with Werner Herzog.
  • 10/11: The Longest Yard (Peter Segal, 2005) 1.0 ~ Sandler doesn’t even want to be taken seriously anymore, does he?
  • 10/10: /The Big Lebowski/ (Joel Coen, 1998) 4.0 ~ As Coen as the Coens get.
  • 10/9: Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi, 2005) 2.5 ~ Note to casting directors: even though Liv Tyler is a big name to attach to your project, stop trying to convince us that she’s the girl next door. She doesn’t have the chops for it.
  • 10/6: King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005) 3.0 ~ Jackson gets the monkey-love right, but as usual, suffers from special effects diarrhea.
  • 9/23: The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973) 2.5 ~ Creepy, but pretty silly too. Edward Woodward is strong though in the lead.
  • 9/22: /Bad News Bears/ (Michael Ritchie, 1976) 4.0 ~ For my money, the best baseball movie made to date, with memorable and realistic dialogue which was screwed up every single time someone tried to recreate it (you too, Linklater). My favorite part is the discussion of Hank Aaron high in the limbs of a tree between Walter Matthau and an impressionable young player in his skivvies.

Posted on October 25, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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