"The Fourth Kind" later on today before work. "A Christmas Carol" in 2-D tomorrow evening with some friends. "The Men Who Stare at Goats" sometime this weekend with my parents; we're all anticipating it.On another note, I watched both "In Bruges" and "Burn After Reading" this week. I would say "In Bruges" is the better film, but I'd give both of them solid A's. Colin Farrell easily should have been nominated for Best Actor, as he was stunning in the role, and damn it, Carter Burwell shoulda been nominated for Best Original Score.
Burwell for "Burn After Reading." Should've signified that, sorry.
No 3-D for Carol, eh Joel? I hear it's the way to see it...The Fourth Kind and The Box are both Netflix rentals for me at this point...there's just too much out to see now!Really looking forward to Goats. I get the sense it's a total love it/hate it kind of flick...And yeah, Farrell was aces in In Bruges, and Burwell, as always, did a great job with his Burn score. What did you think of the invention in Clooney's basement?!
"The Fourth Kind" was a big letdown, in my opinion. Bad for about an hour or so, and then it picks up in the last half-hour. Too late to count, but that ending is killer."A Christmas Carol" was a real delight. Not quite up to the level of "The Polar Express" (pure magic and unadulterated transcendence, basically) but a HELL of a lot better than "Beowulf" (self-indulgence that left me remarkably indifferent, even toward the animation). You need to see the movie before I discuss the VERY few problems I had with it. But like I say, it was a true delight. Dickens' tome is my favorite Christmas story, and Zemeckis did it right. And Jim Carrey deserves some sort of award. He was magnetic as Scrooge.
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