Monday, December 27, 2010

Movie Monday - 12/27/10

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is kind of a creepy, animated adaptation of the Charles Dicken’s classic. Jim Carrey plays several parts, including Scrooge and the ghosts. Gary Olham, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright Penn also have multiple roles. It was alright, but I don’t know if little kids would enjoy this movie.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary directed by street artist Banksy. Thierry Guetta is an LA thrift shop owner who starts videotaping every moment of his life. He then moves on to filming various street artists, and eventually becomes a street artist himself. It was different.

A Prophet, in French and Portuguese with English subtitles, is about a nineteen year old small time criminal who goes to jail for six years, and rises through the ranks of the prison gangs. It was violent, but interesting.

The Other Man, with Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney is about a woman trying to come clean with her husband about an affair, and then she’s gone. The husband then tracks down the lover in an effort to find her. It was pretty good.

I Love You Phillip Morris is based on a true story.  It's about a man, played by Jim Carrey, who starts out his life as a police officer with a wife and kids.  He evolves into a con man who meets the love of his life, Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor, in jail.  Jim Carrey has such an elastic face and it really comes in handy for some of the characters he plays.  It really enhances his performance in this film.  There were some really crude parts in this film, but overall, it was entertaining.

And that's it for this edition of Movie Monday...

MK out.

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