Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekend at the Movies

A Mighty Heart (R) 100 minutes B-
Starring Dan Futterman, Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi, Irfan Khan, Denis O'Hare, Will Patton, and Gary Wilmes

This is a heavy and intense film. Good acting and good direction, but this film left me sad and melancholy. It was another reminder of the sad state of affairs this world is in. That being said, if you read between the lines this film does try to illuminate the "international, multi-ethnic campaign to free Daniel Pearl while breaking down barriers between the characters and bringing them together (William Arnold, Seattle Post)."

Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13) 122 minutes B-
Starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, and Carl Reiner

If it ain't broke don't fix it. This latest installment pretty much covers the same ground as the two previous films. These guys are still cool, the movie is still predictable, but it's still fun. The Ocean's franchise is like the NBA all star game or the NFL pro bowl. No one really takes it seriously and it features entertainment over substance, but on display is some of the best talent and biggest names in the business.

This film is an improvement over Ocean's Twelve, but not good enough to warrant an Ocean's Fourteen.

You Kill Me (R) 92 minutes B-
Starring Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Philip Baker Hall, Dennis Farina, and Bill Pullman

This film seemed a little ridiculous at the very beginning. But it quickly builds momentum and turns into a nice little flick. With dark comedy, dry humor, and an offbeat vibe, I settled in and became absorbed by the lead character (Kingsley).

In a nutshell, the film is about a hitman on the decline because his drinking has made him unreliable and sloppy. After botching a big hit (he passed out), he is forced to leave NY/NJ for San Francisco to get help and sober up.

There he meets at hot girl and a cool dude, and with a little help from his friends he puts his life back together. But, once a killer always a killer...

1 comment:

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