Saturday, January 19, 2008


More Movies 2007
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I've been catching more on more 2007 movie releases. I Am Legend. I liked it. Okay, the first 80% is terrific. Really cool. The last 20% was just OK. Didn't measure up to the rest of the film. Endings are tough. I recommend it however and I'll end up buying it when it comes to DVD. Waitress -- A pleasant surprise. I liked it, too. The camera likes Keri Russell and, whether willing or not, you find yourself rooting for her. Not a perfect movie (ending problems again) but definitely an enjoyable one. In fact, I'd say it moved 28 Weeks Later off my Top Ten list and takes its spot.
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The next movies are OK but nothing great. Superbad -- amusing but the old school comedies in the same vein like Animal House and even Porky's were funnier. The Kingdom -- I think I know how they sold this. CSI goes to the Middle East. Intriguing premise but they needed a stronger story. Shoot 'em Up -- it was like popcorn. Enjoyable but basically forgettable. All I remember off the top of my head is Clive Owen eating carrots like Bugs Bunny and Paul Giamatti's cell-phone interruptions from his wife. Eastern Promises starts out well. Very engrossing but it just seems to peter out. I kept thinking toward the end that there has to be more to this but there wasn't.
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Didn't like Death Sentence. I don't watch a vigilante-revenge movie for a lesson in morality. Geez, give me a break. And the worst film I saw in this bunch was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. What a miserable experience and I love the first one.

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Arriving today in my Netflix queue is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Sunshine. We'll see how they rate.

3 comments:

Steve Thorn said...

I'll be curious to see your opinion on Sunshine, Chris. That was my favorite movie of '07, upon watching it I felt as though I were watching a classic -- same way I felt first time seeing The Abyss or Alien.

d. said...

I received Waitress as a Christmas present--I thought it was cute...mostly due to the appeal of Keri Russell. :-)

marineska said...

I liked Im a Legend! Fine movie! cOMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU )