This did indeed deserve Best Picture last night at the Oscars and
Jean Dujardin Best Actor. I was expecting Clooney to beat Jean Dujardin
for Best Actor, but no he did not.
Wow...The Artist is amazing...I will get this on DVD once it's released on DVD.
Despite this being a bit of an effort to sit through, I have never seen anything
so amazingly well-done. _________________ Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!
The time travelers wife. It's about a guy that just randomly time travels to places for small periods of time and then gets brought back to his own time. I say random but the places he gets to are really quite specific, he sees important events and people from both his past and his future.
I love that scene where he meets her for the first time but she's already met him because of the time traveling. She says " you look like you've been having a hard time. You know everythings going to be ok". Which kinda got to me a little. 4:07 on the following video.
I loved the scene where The main character finds himself on a train sitting down next to his mother too among others, the mother that died when he was young.
Tonight, a friend had brought over the prequel to The Thing. We all thought it was too derivative of the John Carpenter original, the story wasn't as well written, the Thing itself was nearly as subtle or cunning as in the original, and the CG just didn't have the charm of Carpenter's animatronics. Still, it had made me jump and cringe a few times.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I rented the trilogy from the library and watched it over three nights. I was impressed. These movies were much better than most adaptations of best sellers. The Swedish filmmakers respected the source material and Noomi Rapace did an amazing job playing Lisbeth Salander. Best of all, there was very little of that quick-cut rapid editing that American filmmakers are so addicted to (and which gives me a headache).
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico - It's an 80s anime movie about a baby unicorn named Unico who has the power to bring happiness to those who love him. It was very cute and also bittersweet. There were a few moments that I thought were a little intense for a children's movie. All in all I really liked it, and I'm sad that it doesn't have a bigger fanbase (or much merchandise for that matter).
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"To Kill A Mockingbird" - I had seen this years before and didn't like it, but I enjoyed it much more this time. Still, the stagey style of the film is a bit annoying. But over all, it's a good story and well worth watching.
"Rumba" - A small French film about a couple who enjoy Latin dancing. One night, in a car accident, the woman loses a leg and the man loses his memory. Laffs ensue! Actually it's quite good. Very light and funny with well timed visual jokes. While it is in French, there is so little dialog it almost doesn't matter.
"L'Iceberg" - By the same film makers who made "Rumba" This too is a fun little visual comedy, although I preferred "Rumba" quite a bit more. I am really interested in seeing their next film "The Fairy"
"La Jetee" - Interesting experimental film. I knew the ending since it is the film that "The 12 Monkeys" is based on, but I thought it told the story well and holds up well beyond just being experimental. _________________ Ring the bell that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering /
There is a crack, a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in.
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