Some recently watched movies as we try our very best to survive the winter.
Paris, Je t’Aime – subtitled movies have been a pain for me. I want to focus on the actors’ faces and not trying to speed read while trying to see if the emotions matches the words. The Fisherman though hearts foreign films and if this is one of those things I have to put up with, then so be it. This movie was a collection of short stories with an all star cast – Natalie Portman, Gena Rowlands, Elijah Wood, Bob Hoskins to name a few. The stories were entitled from the cities they were set in. Stories ranged from heartwarming to weird to what-the-heck-was-that? It was pretty interesting and the French language has always been nice to hear.
Good Luck Chuck – the one and only reason why I watched this movie was because I love Jessica Alba since Dark Angel. I still watch marathons on the sci-fi channel and hope to one day score the DVD (preferably at a yard sale). So for the movie itself, all I can say is that this is the stupidest, lamest movie I’ve ever seen in my life! The premise is that the guy, Charles is a lucky charm in that whoever he dates and sleeps with will find the man of her dreams as the next guy she dates will turn out to be “the one”. Definitely a guy movie, that’s all I can say. I am wondering about Jessica Alba’s choice of movie roles lately. Let’s hope the next ones will do her justice as she deserves more.
Antonia’s Line – another subtitled movie, this time Dutch that The Fisherman picked. I just sat through the remaining half of the movie and it’s like “The Godfather” on viagra as women were popping babies in this one. Story about family, love, betrayal, you get the idea.
Zero Kelvin – yet another subtitled movie, Norwegian. “Set in very bleak conditions” according to the Blockbuster site, the backdrop is depressing indeed. Based on 1920′s poet who went to work on a Scandinavian island for reasons unknown. This movie got me even more depressed and cold!
The Brave One – any Jodie Foster movie, in my opinion is very good. To start with, she’s a very good actress and she has so far made very good choice material for her movies. Terrence Howard co-stars and he’s very good too. Their chemistry is awesome even though they weren’t a couple in this movie. The storyline is basic and old school – Girl and Guy are happy and successful in their careers+Guy dies = revenge. I did not like the violence and had to walk out or look away during such scenes (the many benefits of watching a movie at home). But this is a must-see movie. Just make sure to be prepared for violent scenes. (Of course we watched this without the kids.)
I am sooooo ready for Spring.