I watched an odd combination of movies this week - my emotions have been all over the place! Here is my rundown:
It's Woody Allen. I mean really, everyone should know by now that I love Woody Allen films. He's just so hilariously neurotic. This was one of his more far-fetched stories, but you had to be impressed at the lengths that the character goes through to gain the respect of his social-activist crush. Plus, seeing Woody Allen as the leader of a group of revolutionaries is reason to see the movie enough :).
Okay, sad film alert. This shattered my heart into a million pieces. It shows how lonely fame is, if you allow yourself to get alienated from the people who could (and should) be in your life. Mickey Rourke's acting in this nearly made me fall of the couch. He's incredible. I expected the ending. I respected the ending. Not a warm and fuzzy film, but hugely worthwhile.
Youth in Revolt:
My first thought after I saw this was: "What a weird-ass movie!". Michael Cera stars as an awkward social reject (what else is new?!), who goes to great lengths to impress his female infatuation. Things end up getting so far out of control, and the laughs are endless. It is also nice to see Michael Cera branch out with his alter-ego Francois in the film. I recommend, but it is strange.
I had absolutely NO expectations going into this film. I just woke up one morning and decided that I was in the mood for a disaster/horror film. This is a remake of the George Romero film by the same name. It's an acquired taste, but I really enjoyed it. It was everything I wanted so I could turn off my mind. It combines suspense and gore with strong characters with real love for each other and anger at the atrocity and treatment of their neighborhood.
What have you been watching? Help me pass my time! :)