Saturday, July 2, 2011

Movies This Week

* = Available on Netflix Instant

I only watched 6 movies this week. What a slacker.

Marooned (1969). Space thriller about three astronauts stuck in space. Wonderfully suspenseful by the end, but long uninteresting technical scenes scattered throughout. 3/5.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976). Jodie Foster plays a strange little girl who moves into a new neighborhood with her father and runs into issues with the locals. Weird. Couldn't get into it. Slightly surreal acting and dialogue. 2/5.

Hustle & Flow (2005). Story about a pimp trying to become a rapper. Never really gripped me but I admire it, and it does a great job creating the atmosphere. 3/5.

Closer (2004). Based on the play about four people whose love and sex lives all intersect. Dark and bleak but fascinating. 4/5.

*Laserblast (1978). Via MST3K. It's about a guy who finds an alien laser gun in the desert and it starts to take over him. Not as bad as some MST3K movies, but hardly good. Both the real and MST3K versions are on Netflix Instant. 1/5.

Quitting (2001). Fascinating true story re-enacted by the participants in a sort of documentary format, about a Chinese actor who tries to quit drugs. I'm more impressed by the format than the story itself, but worth a watch. 3.5/5.

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