Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Recent Movies

Hollywood will rot on the windmills of Eternity
Hollywood whose movies stick in the throat of God
Yes Hollywood will get what it deserves.

Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997), poet

Movies I have seen recently:

Match Point – Excellent
Walk the Line – Excellent
Syriana – Wait for the DVD
Brokeback Mountain – Wait for the DVD
The Family Stone – Wait for the DVD
Good Night, and Good Luck -- Excellent

4 comments:

B2 said...

I've seen one movie in the the theater in the past six months, and it was "The Ringer." My verdict: it was great, but I don't know if I'd feel good spending $8 (bargain matinee, no less!) on Citizen Kane, much less Johnny Knoxville.

Rags said...

The only one of those I've seen is "Walk the Line," and I'd agree with your verdict. I almost bought the soundtrack, but that seemed kinda wierd. Here's a disc of Johnny Cash songs sung by actors? I mean, they did a great job, but... I don't know. Just seems wierd.

By the way, if you haven't read the Larry David piece on Brokeback Mountain yet, it's pretty funny. You have to have his voice in your head when you read it.

Daxohol said...

But you must see Narnia if only to see Aslan. Aslan the lion I want to hug so bad.
Lions are wild dangerous animals, and hugging them is not a good idea. But I really want to hug Aslan. Badly.

The Misanthrope said...

Rags, thanks for the link. I had seen the essay, but I never got around to reading it. That was rather humorous.

Daxohol, I will wait for the DVD. Daughter read the series, but I read that the religious groups were getting into the act, so I was turned off from even wanting to see it.

B2, I complain the whole time I am buying tickets at the Arclight at $15 a pop, but so far my experiences there have been good. People are serious movie watchers (or just courteous)– no talking, no cell phones, and there are no commercials. I watched Match Point from the front row and it was still good.