Sunday, June 21, 2009

BEST SO FAR

Pete Docter’s Up (A+)
Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah (A+)
Jody Hill’s Observe and Report (A)
Henry Selick’s Coraline (A)
Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 123 (A)
Todd Philips’ The Hangover (A)
Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (A-)
JJ Abrams’ Star Trek (A-)
James Gray’s Two Lovers (A-)
Neveldine/Taylor’s Crank: High Voltage (A-)

Kevin McDonald’s State of Play (A-)
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (A-)
Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity (B+)
Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (B+)
John Hamburg’s I Love You, Man (B+)
Tom Tywker’s The International (B)
Wayne Kramer’s Crossing Over (B)
Pierre Morel’s Taken (C)
Ken Kwapis’ He’s Just Not That Into You (C)
McG’s Terminator: Salvation (D)
Timothy Linh Bui’s Powder Blue (D)

3 comments:

uncle fred said...

Want to see Gammorah, Pelham was a nice B- movie.

LexOwnsYou said...

Oh, man, POWDER BLUE was TERRIBLE.

I was stoked because of the promise of naked Biel... It's here as promised, along with some surprise candle wax, but in a fairly depressing scene, so only the idiots who can get it up over miserable screencaps of Requiem need apply.

Speaking of which, movie is a total bullshit downer ripoff of Requiem for a Dream, Exotica, Crash, Magnolia, and the cinematic ouevre of Wayne Kramer; Filmed in pure Kramerscope and complete with natural anomoly montage at the end straight out of the Haggis/Magnolia/Altman playbook.

Shame that Biel kinda gives it her all and Liotta's in good form (though their relationship should be guessed from frame one); It's just a blur of dour misery and Forest Whitaker driving around trying to pay an annoying drag queen to shoot him for what feels like 37 hours.

What a piece of shit.

Actionman said...

yes -- it was dog-shit, Lex.

Uncle Fred -- Tony's style brings Pelham up to an A for me. Yes, it's B-movie material, but Tony elevated the entire thing with his special brand of razzle-dazzle.