Tuesday, 10 January 2012

January movie update

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

Adventureland (2009) 7
Witty comedy with a great 80's soundtrack.
Son of the Bride (2001) 7
An Argentina comedy drama (don't we all just love a comedy from Argentina?!) that follows a stressed out restaurant owner who wants to escape the ratrace.

The Hangover Part II 2011 3
I found the first film mildly amusing, but this was awful. It's just a rehash and the fat character is simply annoying. Nobody would call him a friend. Very weak trash.

Bolt (2008) 8
Great animation and storyline that zips along. 

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) 6
It was OK, but ran out of ideas and drifted to a finale.

Orphan (2009) 7
A horror thriller that is quite disturbing. A 7.5 really.

New Year's Eve (2011) 6
We watched this in Paris on Christmas day. A bit too much rah rah American screaming - but watchable. Is the ball dropping in Times Square really that interesting?

Unknown (2011) 7
Thriller set in Berlin. If you can ignore mistakes with locations, you'll be drawn in.

Super 8 (2011) 7
Another 7.5 - a bit of Spielberg alien fun with some great acting from the kids.
The Salt of Life (2011) 6
Italian comedy. 
I Am Number Four (2011) 7
Features the sexy and gorgeous Alex Pettyfer. 'nuff said. Actually, I enjoyed this film!

Magnum Force (1973) 8
Classic Clint Eastwood. Brilliant thriller.

Brick (2005) 7
Would have received an 8 if I could have understood what they were talking about.

Thor (2011) 4
A bit stupid and saturated in CGI which spoiled many scenes for me.
The Last Picture Show (1971) 7
Another classic film that I had not seen until now. I loved the atmosphere, though it was a little long. I cant understand how lead actor Timothy Bottoms (yes, a bad name!) did not become a huge star.

Life is a Long Quiet River (1988) 6
Babies are switched at birth - watch the outcome once it comes to light.

Same Time, Next Year 1978 3
Very obviously based on a play - too many long speeches. Alan Alder is a great actor but this film failed on many levels.

The Girl Cut in Two 2007 5
Very average French film.


  1. I've not seen many of the movies on your list, but I agree (in most cases) with your ratings. I also found Thor to be a headfuck with far too much going on with the CGI.

    I loved Super 8, despite the graphics! I would have given it an 8.

    I will be renting Orphan soon as it looks like my kind of movie.
    And yes, Hangover Part Two was pretty awful. I have read that some people class it as their favorite movie ever! These people must be very very stupid indeed.

  2. I saw Hangover Park 2 at the cinema. Thats 2 hours of my life I wont get back!

    I would give it 1 out of 10