The last good alien-invasion movie comparable to War of the Worlds, IMO, is Dark City. There have been very few good ones in recent memory, which is why I'm skeptical about the remake.
Just watched My Flesh and Blood this morning, an HBO documentary. Absolutely facinating, heart-wrenching, and beautiful. Susan Tom (who lives in Fairfield, CA) has opened her home to children with special needs, and this is a one-year documentary, real life goings-on, at the Tom household. The horrific diseases and challenges these poor children face, not to mention the heartbreaking, exhausting work this amazing woman does, it's a life-changing film.
I was excited to see it'd won many Sundance Film Festival awards in 2003.
I wonder if anyone's nominated her for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This woman is absolutely incredible!
My Flesh and Blood
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
Will check it out, Rumpshaker!
Sideways - How was Thomas Haden Church nominated for an Oscar, and Paul Giamatti not? Giamatti was the best thing in this movie, which sort of rips off "Y Tu Mama Tabien" only with a strong middle-age theme.
Alfie - This movie's been done countless of times since the original Alfie. But I still enjoyed the slick direction and Jude Law's performance. Chris Rock was partly right when he said Law was in every movie. Lately, I've seen him in Sky Captain, Lemony Snicket's and now this. Say what you want, Chris, he's the most versatile actor of our generation.
Undertow - This one requires a lot of patience, or you'll fall asleep. I recognized a few of the film's influences. Some of them are blatant (andClick to see Spoiler:"Graves of the Fireflies"). It's a film I appreciated on the whole but was bothered by the weak dialogue and slow pacing. The director's last film, "All the Real Girls," is still by far his strongest. His latest is a bit a disappointed but I wouldn't mind seeing it again, if not to admire the interesting visuals.Click to see Spoiler:"Night of the Hunter."
I loved Sideways, though I'm not even sure why. Once I got over thinking of Thomas Haden Church as Lowell, I loved his performance.
Also recently saw Suspect Zero...it was just OK.
All my life, I have felt destiny tugging at my sleeve.~ Thursday Next
I don't want to "go with the flow". The flow just washes you down the drain. I want to fight the flow.- Henry Rollins
All this spiritual talk is great and everything...but at the end of the day, there's nothing like a pair of skinny jeans. - Jillian Michaels
Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta.
Travola again shows why he is paid the big bucks. Phoenix was sub-par IMO.
Big fires, good story. Well worth a watch.
Shall We Dance.
Other then looking at how amazing Richard Gere looks as he gets older, the movie did little for me. Of course, I may be too much of a bitter divorcing woman to have enjoyed it. The one big problem I had with the movie is that I don't consider Jennifer Lopez to be that much of a godess amoung women to entice men into the dance studio. So anytime the carmara loving gazed at her and you were sopposed to be bathed in the warm glow of her beauty, I just was amused.
I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger
Nicole is great. I love the movie.
Great horror film
Saw. Great movie for horror fans. I just loved it!
You know how alcohol makes people let down their prohibitions Ms Rap Supreme on VH1
Troy. I fell in love with Brad Pitt all over again.
Some recent ones I've seen..
Meet the Fockers
Loved it, even funnier than the first one. Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman were hilarious.
A bit silly, but ok.