Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weekend Movie Recap

Rewatched Lord of War with Nick Cage and I stand by my original seeing-it-in-the-theater opinion - this movie fucking rules. Great writing and directing by Andrew Nicholl, perfect dead-pan acting by Cage and excellent support performances by all around. Plus a difficult subject matter handled in a very entertaining and informative way.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy - I have been holding off on watching this for awhile. I don't know why but I just have been. This movie is full of so much weird, twisted, left-field humor that it is impossible not to find something that makes you laugh in it. And laugh hard. You may not like the entire thing, but those handful of jokes that are just for you that are in this make the whole thing worth your time.

Godzilla: Final Wars - this movie is an ultimate geek fest. Supposedly the final Godzilla flick directed by none other than the action-meister from Versus - this installment takes mutants, aliens, about 15 monsters, Starblazers, and the Matrix and puts them all in a blender to create a total mess of a movie but one that is oh so fun for the inner-geek. There is so much going on in the final battle of this flick that it is almost impossible to keep track of. You've got Godzilla and Mothra duking it out with M-gene creatures, a Neo type dude battling an Agent Smith type dude, some Russian Wrestler turned gruff Sea-Captain dude with a samurai sword, all kinds of space-ships and drilling machines and kung-fu and motorcycles - it is insanity. Only watch it if you are a hardcore geek (like me) otherwise you'll hate it.

Oh yeah - been reading "A Scanner Darkly" by Phillip K. Dick in my ongoing quest to read every novel he ever wrote. It is quite good, an excellent proto-cyberpunk drug addiction story. Maybe even better than William S. Burroughs- blasphemy I know. Still it's a great book and Linklater better not screw-up the movie that's coming out this July.

Originally posted on January 24, 2006 on Myspace.

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