Thursday, July 1, 2010

Movie Round-up II

- Confidence - directed by James Foley who did Glen Garry Glenn Ross and The Corrupter; starring Rachel Weisz and Dustin Hoffman. Pretty decent slick dialouge grifter movie. I wouldn't own it but I'd definitely recommend it for an afternoon watch.

- Layer Cake - About what I expected. Pretty good UK crime movie. Sometimes trying to be too slick for its own good, but for the most part is spot on. The Serbian dude should have been more awesome, although the sniper part is really cool. I almost feel like Daniel Craig is the least interesting part of this movie. His character was pretty basic. But still, there are some great parts in this flick.

- King Kong (2006) - This greatest of the B-movies loses a lot of luster on the tiny screen. For one the screenplay weaknesses become more glaring. But what really surprised me on second viewing was that the Jackson filmed this movie so huge that it is almost too big for a TV screen. Every sequence, from NY to the vast empty sea, to Skull Island is set on a huge scale that when it is reduced for the television layers and layers of detail appear small and diminutive. Maybe that will change if I ever get a super-big fancy tv, but on 32 inches it didn't look right to me. And because of that, a lot of the fantasy of the movie was gone.

- All The President's Men - This movie is so good that I watched it twice in three days. My god it is a masterpiece. The best aerial filming of DC in any movie ever!

Originally posted on May 1, 2006 on Myspace.

Have since re-watched King Kong (2006) on Blu-ray on a large TV and the magic is back!

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