Movies 2010, Week 26

July 11-16, 2010
150) On the Waterfront. Marlon Brando stars as a has-been boxer who gets a conscience while working for a mob boss.  8x Oscar winner.  I didn't really understand how the end happened realistically.  Still a good watch.  3.9 stars
151) A Serious Man. Colin Firth stars as a college professor mourning the death of his lover of 16 years.  Julianne Moore makes a rather strange appearance as the ineffective recovery assistant.  Beautifully shot.  Quiet, thoughtful with some unnecessary nudity.  Perplexing end.  What on earth?  I can see why Firth was nominated for an Oscar, though.  Fashion guru Tom Ford's first turn as a director.  3.5 stars
152) Double Wedding.  Tia & Tamera Mowry star in this Lifetime movie with a ridiculous premise.  They're dating the same guy who thinks they're the same person.... HUH!?!?  So as you can imagine I entered this with hilariously, laughably low expectations.  When they showed how it could go down like that it made more sense.  BUT the pivotal scene?  Horribly shot & edited.  Definitely a Lifetime movie.  If you like Lifetime movies you'll like this one.  For what it was, 3.4 stars
153) To Kill A Mockingbird. Gregory Peck stars as an attorney defending a black man falsely accused of rape.  Great movie.  4.7 stars
154) 41st&Central:TheUntoldStoryoftheLABlackPanthers.  Great interviews, amazing access to known & unknown names in the party.  I wish more care had been taken with the story line.  It was disjointed and confusing.  There were way too many details and you couldn't tell where the story was going.  It was about 20 minutes too long which is unfortunate considering there was some really riveting material lost in there.  The narration, music & sound effects were overused to the point of distraction.  Just because I love the subject matter, 3.3 stars


SincerelyGo said...

I wish I could sit still long enough to watch this many movies. Wow. But I have a great source when I have my cravings. I just recently watched "The Notebook" as you may have read. I cried like a fool. That's my review.



Jameil said...

Lol. Great review. I was surprised to really like "The Notebook" since I couldn't stand the book. When the movie's good it's less of a chore to sit through it. Plus I feel obligated to critically watch films. :)