Friday, August 03, 2007

Happy Friday!

Hooray! Its Friday!
Just a quick post for now... Two movie reviews.
A Night at the Museum - I'll say it up front... I'm not a big fan of Ben Stiller. I used to be! He was funny and "quirky" and stared in some good movies (I think my favorite was Zero Effect way back in 1998). But it seems lately a lot of his movies I've not liked. Other than "meet the fockers" They've left me thinking he's lost his touch.
Well, I liked Night At the Museum. It's meant for kids I think, so that right there means I can't be too critical of it. Some of the scenes were pretty funny. It was great to see Dick Van Dyke too (he reminded me of my Uncle) and Micky Rooney cracked me up. The effects were pretty good too. If you are just in the mood for nothing too heavy and just want a little fun, then you should rent this movie.

Last night I watched Zodiac -
I really had high hopes for this movie. It has two of my favorite actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal. It was all based on the true story of the serial killer back in the late 60's and early 70's. The movie really did a great job of making it look like the 70's. BUT... My biggest complaint... The dialog was horrible. At first I thought the acting stunk, but then I realized, no, these people are acting well, it's just the things they are saying is too short and choppy. I had a few problems too with some of the character development. (Like the two detectives). Towards the end, I was having a difficult time keeping up with all the names and facts. But in spite of all of that, I still "liked" the movie (It's weird to like a movie about a truly horrible event like murders). I wish Robert Downey Jr. was in the film more, but Jake did a good job in carrying the film.

This weekend I hope to watch: "The U.S. vs John Lennon" and if I can fit in a second DVD, a foreign film called "Monsieur Ibrahim" - I've no idea what this is about, other than I was in the mood for a foreign film. I hope I'm not disappointed.


Reel Fanatic said...

I was surprised by how much I liked Night at the Museum because, like you, I can only take Ben Stiller in small doses .. It was just smart enough to be enjoyable and silly enough to be lots of fun

cyen said...

Hey Reel, thanks for the comment. I also just added your blog to my "links" section, I'll be adding your blog to the daily rotation :)