Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Movie Season

It's that time of year again...I am a little behind since I was on a long trip, but I hope to catch up in the coming weeks.

I have seen a few flicks, though:

In The Life Before Her Eyes, Evan Rachel Wood and Eva Amurri play two best friends who are involved in a school shooting. Uma Thurman plays the grown guilt-ridden survivor. The movie is very good, and well done. At a certain point, things seem to go a little awry, but there's a major twist at the end that puts it all in place. I really liked it.

The Counterfeiters is another WWII/Nazi movie...I seem to gravitate towards WWII/Nazi movies, don't I? In this one, Jewish prisoners are recruited to produce counterfeit money to fund the war effort and to destabilize the economies of the allied powers. It was good.

Darfur Now is a documentary about the genocide that the Sudanese government refuses to acknowledge. It is sad but relevant subject matter.

Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss star in My Life in Ruins. It is a total fluff piece about a woman who follows a man to Greece. He dumps her, and she is stuck in a foreign country trying to make her way. She ends up working as a tour guide, while applying for university teaching jobs. She's lost her passion, until she meets an unlikely match. It was okay.

Remember how warm and nurturing Hogwarts was in the first Harry Potter movie? In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Hogwarts is darker and more mysterious. The Dark Lord is a looming threat and even Hogwarts cannot protect Harry. The book was quite more involved, but I think it was adapted well to the big screen. I loved it.

I better get busy now...

MK out.

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