Well I had my week off last week, and I did want it to be a movie week, but it didn’t quite work out like that. Here is some of the stuff I watched.
Mysterious Skin - erk, quite shocking. But interesting.
Little Miss Sunshine - this grated on me a bit. Too many people trying to work out Their Issues.
Shaun of the Dead - I actually didn’t like this the first time I saw it. I think it was because we sat too close to the screen, and all that Spaced-style quirky zoomy cameras got on my wick. Much preferred it on the small screen, although I think killing his mom was a weird choice - a really morbid moment.
300 - I saw this on my birthday - I wanted to see it at the IMAX but it was booked out for private hire (the swines!). It was a good movie, although I had a contact lens-induced headache and thought it was going to drag on (it actually didn’t). I'm amazed that the big black guy - Xerxes - is played by that new white useless character on Lost, Rodrigo Shitto or something.
The Departed - I don’t think I’d have followed this at all if I hadn’t seen the original. It’s cool. A lot of people get shot in the head. Mark Wahlberg looks silly and Martin Sheen is too old for his role.
(Miserable git, aren’t I?)
And finally they are putting some good stuff out at the movies: Sunshine, Grindhouse, Hills Have Eyes 2 (er...), Spidey... Cool!