With the cold, wet weather last week, I spent a lot of time indoors and managed to catch several movies. I did venture out over the weekend, however, to catch what was probably the most anticipated movie of the year. See my thoughts below:
Avatar – Along with pretty much everyone in the world, I saw this over the weekend. Caught it in 3D, and have to say that it is absolutely beautiful. This really moves how science fiction/fantasy movies are made forward. Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington are both great. The story is engaging, but much of it is predictable. It’s not perfect, but the pros easily outweigh the cons.
Amarcord – Fellini’s 1974 film tells the story of a small Italian town in the thirties. The characters are loud and colorful and fun to watch.
Grace – After a woman loses her unborn child, she continues to carry full-term. She’s surprised to find out after delivering that the child survived, but has a taste for human blood. The film is beautifully shot with great use of color, but I would have liked a little more story.
Friday the 13th (2009) – This remake was pure crap and I don’t have much else to say about it.
Black Christmas – The Christmas horror classic where sorority girls are terrorized by a prank-calling killer. It’s hard to believe this is from the same director who brought us A Christmas Story, Bob Clark.
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