Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mini movie reviews (#2)

I've decided to put movies on here that I re-watch, as well as new ones. I'll write what number viewing it is of the movie (if applicable), and I won't do the same movie twice (of course).
I would still like a header for these posts. They feel bland without them. Come on people, flex your creative muscles.

1 - Horrible; one of the worst movies ever.
2 - Terrible.
3 - Really bad.
4 - Below average.
5 - Average.
6 - Above average.
7 - Good.
8 - Really good.
9 - Amazing; near-perfect.
10 -Absolutely flawless; one of my favorite films.
Directed by Sean Ellis
Starring Sean Biggerstaff and Emilia Fox
Released in 2006
Rated R
Good: Sean Biggerstaff (Ben) is a good actor; and Emilia Fox (Sharon) plays the perfect girl next door. The storyline was slightly slow, but very, very well-written. Also, tons of nudity (though not sexual).
Bad: Somewhat predictable ending, and there wasn't enough of Ben's douchebag coworkers.
Rating: 9/10

28 Days Later (fourth viewing) Directed by Danny Boyle
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, and Brendan Gleeson
Released in 2002
Rated R
Good: Finally, a zombie film that seems entirely likely. Great acting, great script, and he score is one of the best in recent memory. One of the best zombie movies ever.
Bad: The ending, simply put.
Rating: 9.5/10

The Foot Fist Way Directed by Jody Hill
Starring Danny McBride, Ben Best, and Mary Jane Bostic
Released in 2006
Rated R
Good: Danny McBride has good comedic timing, at least in the few instances where I was laughing. I noticed that while watching this movie, I was either laughing really hard or not at all (90% of the time it was the second one).
Bad: It tried far too hard to be an awkward indie comedy (like Napoleon Dynamite). Most of the "jokes" can't really be considered jokes, because they aren't even funny.
Rating: 5.5/10

Forgetting Sarah MarshallDirected by Nicolas Stoller
Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russel Brand
Released in 2008
Rated R (unless you count the "unrated" DVD version, which is what I watched)
Good: Jason Segel is shameless. Original comedy, especially coming from Russel Brand (who plays the dickhead rock star). Mila Kunis is one of the most attractive females on the planet. Will Hader and Jonah Hill have small but funny roles as well.
Bad: Though the jokes themselves were original, it felt nearly identical to some of the other comedies these dudes have been releasing lately. Still fucking hilarious though.
Rating: 8/10

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