Monday, August 31, 2009

Movie Quote Monday

I am going to try something new on Mondays. I will post quotes from movies that I love. You can try to guess them or just click on the 'Answer' link and check out the movie for yourself.

Monday, August 31, 2009

"As for his mum, she appeared to be clinically insane, and wearing some kind of yeti costume."

If you need another quote to guess the movie,

"Every man is an island. I stand by that. But clearly some men are island CHAINS. Underneath, they are connected... "


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Savages

My love for indie films continues. The Savages is a story about a brother and sister who care for their elderly father. The family of three is uncomfortably dysfunctional. Laura Linney's character portrays what people feel. She is warm and caring. Philip Seymour Hoffman's character vocalises what most people think. Blunt and decidedly disconnected. Their father has dementia. This movie made me realise that I never want to faced with the decision to put either of my parents in a nursing home. It had some great shots of trees and the sky. It took me back to when my family and I would take long road trips. Loved the ending.
My advise, watch this movie and reflect on your own life. Enjoy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

I'm just going to jump to the point. I love a terrible movie just as much as the next person. However, this movie was flat out terrible. I liked Toxie. He is the only character that has any kind of moral fiber in his mutated body. The Sklar bros were enjoyable as the news casters of TnA news. The rest of the movie at many points is uncomfortable to watch. I struggled to get through the last 40 min.
I can see how guys would like this movie. There is excessive female nudity and people pooping their pants. My idea of funny is not watching a mentally challenged girl almost get raped. Now I am not trying to be a stick-in-the-mud-goodie-two-shoes, but this movie does way more than push crude humor over the line. It takes the 'line' shoots it in the face, bends it over and laughs while kicking a puppy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

30-Second Bunnies

Check this out! 30 second reenactments of popular movies. WARNING! Spoiler alert, these quirky little movie snacks give away what happens in the real films. This is so worth it if you have time to kill on your lunch or anytime you have a free 30 seconds. Come on, you know you have time! ***

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

After the repeated request from a friend I finally watched this movie. It was interesting to see from a eight year old's pov. Bruno, son of a SS soldier in Hitler's army befriends Shmuel, a boy on the other side of a fence who wears striped pjs. It is a reminder of how pure we can be when we are little. Things are simple when we don't know hate and fear. The characters are well developed and I found myself very involved. This movie tugged on my heart. Deep and significant to what was going on during Nazi Germany. I recommend this film with ****