Recent Viewings

In recent weeks, I have pretty much done nothing but watch movies and things of that nature. Since I know that everyone hangs onto my opinion so desperately (lol) I will do you all a favor and give you a list of some of the better movies I have had the pleasure of viewing:

  • In Bruges: This spectacular film starring Colin Farell and Ralph Fiennes was everything a movie should be. It had suspense, gripping sequences of violence, and uproarious humor. Fairly gory so not for the faint of heart but if you're willing to power through those scenes you will not be disappointed. I'd give it a 4.9 out of 5.
  • Watchmen: This film has gotten mixed reviews but I absolutely loved it. I am an unbelievably large Zack Snyder (director) fan and have loved all of his movies (300, Dawn of the Dead, etc). Now, I know the big problem a lot of people are having with it, the blue guy's completely naked throughout most of this movie, but come on. Show some maturity. Chances are you will see a penis in your life time, and it is quite probable that you will see even more than that. Get over it. Next it is quite gory. I understand that this could be a problem for a lot of people but if you are willing to look beyond this you will see that the story is quite gripping and thought-provoking. I give it a 4.7 out of 5.
  • The Duchess: Fantastic film. Keira Knightley is magnificent in this film and the costume design was truly stunning. Ralph Fiennes plays a fantastic a**hole and throughout the movie you can't help wanting Knightley to slap him in his arrogant face. Unbelievable scenes of drama and romance. I give it a 4.6 out of 5.
  • Religulous: First of all, this movie is not for everyone, although I would highly recommend everyone to watch it. Bill Maher is a spectacular documentarian, although he tends to dominate the conversation instead of taking Michael Moore's route of letting the subject dig their own grave. He brilliantly points out all of the holes and corruption in religion, but your opinion of his message will obviously depend on your stance on religion. As a strict Atheist I give this film a 4.7  out of 5.

More on the way :)

godsmack666 godsmack666
18-21, M
1 Response Mar 15, 2009

I thought In Bruges was good, but I was surprised at how well the critics reviewed it. Didn't seem like a film that critics would like. It's not every film that can make you feel sorry for assassins, but this one does. <br />
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I also loved Watchmen, and I understand the two 'problematic' elements you mentioned. This film is very deep philosophically. I could analyze it all day lol. <br />
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Haven't seen the Dutchess, but I of course have seen Religulous and approve mightily. It's so refreshing to see a mainstream movie with the ball$ to point out how silly these religions are.