Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Movie update

I'm much better at getting my book reviews done than I am at getting films reviewed, but hey, I guess you can't do everything. Of the films I've recently seen, I absolutely loved Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, as well as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - I hadn't seen either before and they were so incredibly original. Very highly recommended.

I also finally saw Memoirs of a Geisha, which I thought was very good. I absolutely loved the book so was a bit wary of the movie, but I thought it was very well done.

Having finished watching the BBC adaptation of War and Peace, we thought it would be a good time to watch Woody Allen's Love and Death - it was so funny! Not his best, but cetainly worth watching.

I finally got around to watching 42nd Street and really liked that as well. I love musicals in general and I have a thing for the 30s anyway. So a musical about show business in the 30s was great. :-)

Oh yeah, and I watched The Sixth Sense again - I liked it the first time around and I enjoyed it this time too, now that I knew what was going on. I didn't spot any inconsistencies, which added some extra brownie points.

The only film I didn't like recently was Mars Attacks - it starts out great, so interesting, funny and original and then kind of deteriorates. I didn't even finish it!


Tasha said...

I just watched Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. Apparently I didn't know enough about that musical going in... because I almost didn't watch the whole movie. The acting was great, but it was so gruesome.

I liked the 6th Sense, too, and never saw the plot twists coming. Alas, his other movies have really disappointed me. Although I remember liking Unbreakable.

joanna said...

I'd like to see Sweeney Todd but i HATE the music. Those chords just aren't for me!

Ana S. said...

I loved The Corpse Bride too. I need to see it again one of these days, it's been a while. And Who Framed Roger Rabbit! I grew up with that movies :) It was one of those I'd watch again and again and again.

I agree with you about Love and Death too. Not one of my favourites of his, but still a good movie :)

joanna said...

Hi Nymeth - I'd never seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I was a kid but I think I was just as enchanted! :-)