IMAX: HUBBLE

4/29/2011

 
Stunning deep space photography from the Hubble telescope and the efforts by NASA to repair and maintain this important project. I hope to see it again, but in the IMAX theater next time.

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/IMAX_Hubble/70131322?trkid=496624#height1540
Official Site: http://www.imax.com/hubble/
 

BLACK SWAN

4/28/2011

 
Darren Aronofsky sullies everything he touches, and not in a fun sexy way. His films are so heavy-handed, relentless camera twirling, in-your-face and bleak. Mercifully Vincent Cassel is present and contributes the only slightly subtle element to this nightmare.
 
 
Fair to say I'm obsessed with this film, and haven't sent it back yet. Yes, it's lovely to watch, but for me the real pleasure is in listening to it. I neglected to mention it's an adaptation of a best selling book, which may or may not be authentic...
 

THE WAY BACK

4/26/2011

 
Peter Weir: finally. Colin Farrell: fabulous. One of my favorite mumbler's is audible, thanks in part to Richard King: the best sound man in the world. Use your headphones and/or play it loudly. National Geographic Entertainment; well done, more please!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_Way_Back/70121494?trkid=496624#height1392
Official Site: http://thewaybackthemovie.com/
 

RABBIT HOLE

4/25/2011

 
Director John Cameron Mitchell is making a career in the "loss" genre, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (1998). I love adaptations, and this one delicately addresses the unimaginable pain that a  couple experiences with the death of their young son. If you're in the mood for a good cry you wont be disappointed!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Rabbit_Hole/70124092?trkid=496624#height1730
Official Site: http://www.rabbitholefilm.com
 

IP MAN 2

4/24/2011

 
Sammo Hung got his meaty hands into this one and gives Donnie Yen a worthy opponent / partner in the continuing Chinese struggle for respect: this time it's against the "foreign devils" British occupiers and their western boxing style. Not as satisfying as the first Ip Man, but worth a viewing for the many thrilling fight scenes. Ip Man 2 contains more boxing than The Fighter!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Ip_Man_2/70137753?trkid=496624#height1269
Official Site: http://www.ipman2movie-us.com/
 

Disneyland delay

4/23/2011

 
Yesterday we visited the magic kingdom, also known as Disneyline, and it's thrown my schedule off. Will resume posting soon with notes on IP MAN 2 and THE RABBIT HOLE.
 

THE KING'S SPEECH

4/21/2011

 
For an anglophile like me this film is heavenly.  Can't think of how it could have been better!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_King_s_Speech/70135893?trkid=496624#height2082
Official Site: http://www.kingsspeech.com
 

YOGI BEAR

4/20/2011

 
Since I didn't (couldn't) watch it, here's my six year-old's "review" of Yogi Bear. "It's very funny, and I liked it! Yogi and Boo Boo are funny too."

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Yogi_Bear/70137751?trkid=2361637#height1428
Official Site: http://yogibear.warnerbros.com/dvd/
 

CONVICTION

4/20/2011

 
I love tough female characters, and this movie is full of them. Great performances, especially from Sam Rockwell who transforms himself from a regular guy to a hardened convict.
Inspiring, based on a true story, captivating, uplifting. No Oscar nominations? ¿Por qué?

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Conviction/70117342?trkid=496624#height1848
Official Site:  http://www.foxsearchlight.com/conviction/