Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

What did I love about The Dark Knight Rises?

Christian Bale brought a heart to Bruce Wayne I had yet to see.
Anne Hathaway killed it and should get an award for best eye roll.
The Bat-cycle is sick, and gave me glee on every turn.
Michael Caine is an actor for all time.
Bane intimidated with every neck-crack.
Cameo from Scarecrow was fantastic.
Gary Oldman deserves every penny they paid him..
Joseph Gordan-Levitt has become a bonafide movie star.
Marion Coltiard melded class, strength and revenge so well.
Nolan wrote an intricate story and placed it in a dramatic setting.
Zimmer's score played every emotion to a tee.
This felt like a comic book movie.

Loved this film, loved the trilogy. Thanks to all for so much work and a lovely payoff!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz was a bit of an emotional gut-punch for me. I don't do well with the themes of unsatisfying marriage and infidelity. I did appreciate the adage of, "everything new becomes old." Well written, acted and filmed. Sarah Silverman turns in an especially poignant and powerful performance. I really liked her character. Worth a look.

Friday, July 06, 2012

The Terminator

The next installment in the Summer of Schwarzenegger Cort & Fatboy Midnight Movie series is The Terminator. A young, naked Schwarzenegger, all kinds of skull crushing robots and a little bit of 80s lovin', makes for and entertaining sci-fi ride. The commentary is a fun accompaniment.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Amazing Spider-man

Spider-man's origin story is revisited with a new cast and crew in The Amazing Spider-man. I really liked the performances, and the story got a little tweak that I enjoyed. The chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield was authentic and fun to watch. The web-slinging scenes gave me that roller coaster feeling in my stomach. Well done.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


Ted is funny, raunchy, funny, sweet, funny, smart, raunchy and funny. Not for the kids. Loved it.