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Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Forgot About These Two

I failed to mention two other movies we watched, before I declared Brotherhood of the Wolf as my favorite movie of the year so far.

Inglorious Basterds - I wasn't sure about this one. I'm not a Brad Pitt fan...not as bad as my hate for George Clooney, but Pitt tends to get too many undeserved roles because he's so popular. He's at his best when he plays an oddball (Kalifornia is a good example...another fave of mine).

I do like Quentin Tarantino. Some of my all-time faves: Pulp Fiction; Kill Bill 1 and 2, Reservoir Dogs. But he's also "name brand" so despite having so many of his movies as faves of mine, I'm turned off by his popularity.

But he got me again on this one. A great, great movie. Still not my fave of the year, but watching nazis get scalped was a great delight for me. Pitt, in his unusual role, did fine but definitely the center of attention was the "Jew Hunter" Hans Landa played by Chrstoph Waltz, who eventually won the well-earned Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Next was Shutter Island. Tim and I wanted to see this one so bad while it was in theaters. I reserved it at Redbox as soon as it came out on DVD. CJ begged to watch it too. Tim, unbelievably, said OK.

My excitement got the better of me because I was sadly disappointed.

I knew, already, there was a twist. And while I tried to watch with an open mind, I had it all figured out from the get-go. Definitely not on my A or B list. I did find this to be an unusual flick to be directed by Martin Scorsese.

Both these movies were in the 2+ hour range. Really people of Hollywood: STOP WITH THE TWO FRICKING HOURS! It's just not cool.

1 comment:

  1. How do you reserve movies at Redbox?? Do you do it right at the Redbox? Or do it online somehow? I never knew you could do that.