Monday, 10 May 2010

May Movie Update

Here are the films that Pete and I have received from and watched on TV and DVD over the past month or so, in reverse order, with my ratings out of ten from my movie list on IMDB.

The Girlfriend Experience 3
How could Steven Soderbergh would put his name to this rubbish.

Alfie 7
Classic Caine.

Paranormal Activity 7
Excellent horror film. Pete lasted 15 minutes watching this before making excuses to leave the room!

Away We Go 5

Vertigo 7
Amazed I had never seen this Hitchcock thriller.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 6
Violent and too long.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 2
I really like Terry Gilliam, I really hated this film.

2012 4
Cliches, awful acting, stupid story, idiotic sub-plots, great effects (all 4 points for that alone).

New Moon 6
Not the greatest story - but most points are for the guys whose shirts keep coming off.

The Truman Show 7
How come Jim Carrey can act normally and pretty well and other times he's a complete prat?

The Proposition 7

Sunshine Cleaning 7


Some Voices 6

Religulous 8
Already commented on this one at this blog entry.

The Fall 7
A visually stunning film with a story within a story. Bit too long.


  1. I've seen about half of these (all in cinema, of course.)
    Yes, this original 'Alfie' much superior to the Jude Law re-make.
    Glad you liked 'Paranormal Activities'. I too was impressed. In fact it's still rattling around in my brain nearly 6 months after seeing it. Scary.
    I'd have given 'Away We Go' at least a 7, maybe even 8. One of Mendes' best to date, I reckon - and he's already made some really good ones.
    I liked 'Kill Bill 1' rather more than you. Thought this was slightly better than the second part, which was also good.
    I also didn't care for 'Fear and Loathing in L.A.' even though I too am a Gilliam fan. But 3.5/10 would have been nearer my mark.
    'Truman Show' - 7, yes.
    'Religulous' - 8, yes.
    Finally 'Vertigo' - some good typical Hitchcock touches but I don't think it would make my own Top 10 of his films, though it is admired by many.
    [For the record, my own fave films so far this year - 'Me and Orson Welles', 'Nowhere Boy', 'Nine', 'Micmacs', 'Precious', 'The Ghost'. Biggest disappointment - 'Cemetery Junction'.}
    Thanks for your this month's post. It's always fun to compare and contrast. Cheers.

  2. Cheers for your views. We have 'Nowhere Boy' and 'Me and Orson Welles' on the Lovefilm list.

    As for Away We Go, Pete quite liked it, but I was bored from quite early on!

  3. I literally had to catch my breath the first time Taylor Lautner took his shirt off in New Moon; beautiful.

    Thought the film was rubbish tbh, and I'm with you on Kill Bill. Saw it at the cinema and thought it was offensive, witless and boring.