Monthly Archives: June 2008

Kung Fu Panda (2008) – 4.5/5

Kung Fu Panda (2008) Next: “Wall-E” (2008) This was great. The action was well done and the camera work made it natural to see exactly what was happening (unlike so many live action movies where it’s just a blur). All…

Be Kind Rewind (2008) – 3/5

Be Kind Rewind (2008) NEXT: “Kung Fu Panda” (2008) Cute and funny, but nothing great. It mostly suffers from a lack of direction. It seems the base of the plot changes every 30 minutes. It’s all really just a platform…

Atonement (2007) – 4/5

Atonement (2007) Next: “Be Kind Rewind” (2008) Beautifully shot like an epic, I really liked this movie except for a couple things. Great acting, sets, camera work, pretty much everything. Awesome, complex story too. SPOILERSI loved the switching times and…

Wall Street (1987) – 4/5

Wall Street (1987) Next: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Great movie. Great acting. It’s a powerful morality tale about how far someone will go in their naive, “innocence” mixed w/ greed and money-lust. Making friends w/ a snake…

Michael Clayton (2007) – 4/5

Michael Clayton (2007) NEXT: “Escape from New York” (1981) Great drama w/ great, well-defined characters. The story was compelling and intense. Many layers, but they took their time and let them grow naturally w/o getting confusing. Haiku SummaryBig corp, product…

Piglet’s Big Movie (2003) – 3/5

Piglet’s Big Movie (2003) Next: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Simple, cute, non-offensive, sweet kids movie. Simple ideas and concepts combined w/ good friendships and wanting to help such. Haiku Summary:Piglet overlooked.Hurt, wanders. Friends miss him. Theylook, find and…

Transformers (2007) – 4/5

Transformers (2007) Next: “Piglet’s Big Movie” (2003) Very fun. Great CGI though the transformations were a bit unnecessarily complicated. No biggie. It was cool, fun action that didn’t take itself too seriously. Haiku Summary:Robots against badrobots for big power. Kidhas…

Semi-Pro (2008) – 2/5

Semi-Pro (2008) Next: “Transformers” (2007) A bad “Animal House” or “Old School” w/o the cast. Some funny parts, but overall not worth it. It very much tried too hard to have more plots and such. Haiku Summary:B’ball team wants togo…

Volver (2006/I) – 2.5/5

Volver (2006/I) NEXT: “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976) I didn’t really get into this movie. I never really tied into the characters or the reality. This cd be a casualty of my method of watching it over multiple…

Cloverfield (2008) – 4/5

Cloverfield (2008) NEXT: “Volver” (2006) While this movie may not be the best, they get a lot of credit for being original in certain ways: camera action (handheld, but not “Blair Witch” too much), no star actors, “realism” w/o being…