Rudy [1993]

I finally saw Rudy (only 19 years late…). It’s a nice movie, but this kind of inspirational sports allegories, although this one was based on a true story, are not for me. I can’t relate to inspirational stories.
In the words of Conan O’Brian: I wish I had feelings…
I enjoyed watching it, though. I like American Football, and I’m somewhat interested in knowing more about it, so it was okay.

Black Swan [2010]

Black Swan poster

I know I’m (very, very) late but I finally watched Black Swan and loved it.

Natalie Portman once again surpasses my expectations.
Brilliant atmosphere and interesting storyline.
Professional ballerinas are fascinating by themselves. Add to that the magnificent Tchaikovsky music, a beautiful cast of girls and a nice story about lack of mental health and this is what you get. A very entertaining and somewhat sad one hour and forty five minutes.

87% on Rotten Tomatoes and worth it.

Prometheus by Ridley Scott [2012]



I don’t particularly like Ridley Scott – Blade Runner is the exception. Nevertheless I gave it a shot, not knowing a thing about the movie apart from the fact it was about aliens. Again…

Unfortunately I just saw it was written by Damon Lindelof* after the movie was over and that explains a lot. Mr. Lindelof, you see, writes scripts like a bipolar chicken. Mediocre, confused, incoherent little plots that lack any attention to detail.

Yeah, that’s my review of this movie: Mediocre, confused, incoherent little plot that lack any attention to detail. Purty graphics, though.

74% on Rotten Tomatoes. I give it a 10%.

* One of the two writers responsible for the “Lost” series fiasco.

The Hurt Locker [2008]

the hurt locker

I didn’t know anything about the movie apart from the fact that it was about the Iraq War and that it had 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Telmo suggested we see it yesterday and I’m so glad that he did.

It’s a nail biting, nerve recking, OMG OMG, kind of movie. Much like a japanese horror movie (or so I’m told – I don’t watch horror movies) in the sense that it’s a relentless stress.

I loved it. Perfect writing, sets, acting, story line, whatever… Perfect.

If you loved “Generation Kill“, the brilliant HBO mini series about the invasion of Iraq, you will love this movie.

Sunset Boulevard

Small comment on the movie, part of my project to watch the “AFI’s list“.

Sunset Boulevard poster

Classic film noir from 1950. Amazing performance by Gloria Swanson. Very dramatic. I loved the way it starts, with Joe Gillis (William Holden) dead, floating in the pool, and narrating the movie. (I don’t consider this a spoiler since it’s the first scene after the initial credits but I blocked it anyway. Select the black line to read.)

Sunset Boulevard still

Wikipedia page here.