Friday, December 2, 2011

November Movies

It's December, holy cow. What happened in November? Let's see... we opened and closed our production of Once Upon a Mattress, which went wonderfully well, and now we're opening our Christmas revue 'Tis the Season tomorrow. I finished my education practicum with the local high school. I had Thanksgiving break. I finished NaNo, but then you all saw that.

And I saw six movies. I only saw six movies in October, too, so at least I'm not slowing down any further. Can't wait until Christmas break when I can go crazy and watch movies ALL THE TIME.

So here are the movies I watched.

Maurice (1987). Based on the E.M. Forster novel, a story about homosexuality in early 20th century England. It's far less interesting than I expected, though. It's mostly rambly and bland with no interesting characters. 2/5.

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999). Hugh Grant plays a man who finds out his fiancee's father is connected to the mafia. This could have been a pleasantly fun movie if the plot made any sense at all. As it was, it's complete nonsense and all the jokes get lost in the mush. 1/5.

Small Time Crooks (2000). Woody Allen movie about a group of bumbling criminals. That basic premise has been done much better in Take the Money and Run, and while there are a few good moments in this one, it's pretty bland overall. 2.5/5.

Soultaker (1990). A group of teenagers are supposed to die in a car crash and have their souls taken, but two of them... er... survive? Their souls are thrown from their bodies or something so their bodies are in a coma but their souls are wandering around. Watched the MST3K version of this one, and that's the only reason to watch it, really. 1/5.

Paul (2011). Two nerds on their way back from Comic-Con take a road trip to visit famous alien crash sites and meet an actual alien along the way. Full of great comedic actors and homages to classic sci-fi movies. Some truly funny moments. This is well worth the watch for people who consider themselves slightly nerdy/geeky. 4/5.

28 Days Later... (2002). Cillian Murphy wakes up a hospital to find himself in a post-apocalyptic England. Extremely solid horror thriller with an amazing sense of atmosphere. Danny Boyle remains one of my favorite directors. 4/5.

So, some pretty good ones and some pretty crappy ones. Who knows what December holds as far as moviedom, but here's hoping I watch more than six of them.

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