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02
Jun
09

Movies – Lifeboat (1944)

recently Otis Frampton did a USTREAM broadcast of the drawing of a series of sketchcards all with a Alfred Hitchcock theme to them. Watching him got me on a Alfred Hitchcock kick.

So naturally the only thing to do at that point would be to goto Netflix and check out what they had available from him on their Instant Viewing list… They had a lot! So of course I started with LIFEBOAT

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Lifeboat is set during World War Two. As the story opens a ship has just been torpedoed by the Nazi’s and the survivors are slowly making their way onto a lifeboat. Shortly after the lifeboat fills up everyone realizes that one of their number just happens to be the Captain from the Nazi ship (which just happened to be sunk by a lucky return shot before the ship went under.)

The movie from there revolves around if they should let this evil person live or send him to the depths. Slowly the Nazi captain goes from being the prisoner to being the captor.

I think that the Lifeboat is one of my favorite movies by Hitchcock, using one setting and just a handful of actors he is able to keep me entertained through the entire movie. We see how the littlest things can swing the direction of a crowd, and how the the options that we would think unthinkable can become acceptable when it comes down to life or death.

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07
Mar
09

Friday Movies – The Watchmen

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watchmen_teaserposterI have to be honest with you from the start. I never liked the Watchmen comic book. I really can’t think of any of Alan Moore’s work that I have liked. I know in the geek world that is pretty much considered herasy, but that is just the way it is.

Having said that, when I had a chance to actually get out of the house for something other then school and go see the movie I jumped at the chance. I have to tell you that I was really really surprised. I honestly liked this movie. In fact, I would have to say that it would take a place in my top five all time favorite comic book movies.

I think that one of the things that I appreciated the most from the movie makers was that they did not try to pack this movie with a Heavy Metal music in the hopes that it would help them move more cd’s and increase the profitable. The music that they chose seemed to fit the time that the movie was supposed to be set in as well as the scene in which it was being used.

The other thing that i really liked was the casting. I thought that the roles were well filled. Inparticular I loved the two that they had playing Rorshach and the Comedian. I thought that they fit perfectly and really brought the characters to life. watchmen-movie-13

15
Feb
09

Fridays Movies… On Sunday.

Ok… time to fix the mix up… here is what should have shown up on Friday.

The Mummy 3
– The Mummy was overshadowed this summer by the return of another franchise, Indiana Jones, but to tell the truth they might as well have been the same movie. At least this one didnt have Shia in it though so that was a plus.

This movie was another example of the studio bringing in a new young actor to play the hip young kid of our hero in hopes of rebooting the series and continuing on after the original is ready to hang up the hat.

I have always been a fan of the campiness that is Frasers Mummy movies and I did like this one. No where near as much as the first two but I still thought that it was a good adventure tale.

This one will be joining my DVD collection.

Hellboy 2 – Another sequel. This one I didnt think to high of. I thought that the cast seemed like they were just going thru the motions with a plot and story that just really didnt grab your attention. With how much they had to work just to get a studio to make this movie I was really hoping for something that really thrilled me the way the first one did.

This one might join my DVD collection once it hits the $7 rack or I find it for a really good used price. Otherwise I might just watch it again when they start showing it all the time on cable…

07
Feb
09

Friday Movies on Saturday…

Well I am still not feeling up to 100% but I am up to more then just sleeping so I figured I would make up for yesterdays missing post and start working on Todays post… so here we go:

Eagle Eye – I have to say that I found this movie to be very predictable. Combine that with the fact that the main star was Shia LaBeouf an actor that I find to be very very annoying and you would think that I would have all out hated this film. Suprisingly though I didnt. I am not sure if it was the fact that Rosario Dawson was in the cast (although in to small of a role…) or just the fact that I was really in a mood for a action movie but I did enjoy it. The story follows a number of everyday citizens as they are manipulated by a unknown group to do their bidding and their struggle to understand what is going and save their own lives at the same time… This movie is by no means a movie for nitpickers or someone who is looking for a in depth thought provoking movie. If you were looking for something to give you a little mindless entertainment on a lazy weekend I would say give this one a try…




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