I've seen quite a bit of films in the past week, and wanted to share my mini-reviews with you, without spoiling them for those of you who haven't yet checked them out:
1) O.k. I went to see Zodiac. Very interesting story. Creepy. Genuinely disturbing. Love the atmospheric 70s San Francisco feel. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific as always. Jakey G. is quite good too and adorable of course to look at, especially when he comes out of the rain. My big problem with the film however? TOO DAMN LONG! The editor needed to cut this film by about 40 minutes and dump dem scenes into the deleted section on the DVD. I mean, REALLY!
2) Then there's Babel. WOW! A profound motion picture indeed! Brat Pitt is terrific in this and they age him a bit, but even then he looks hot. Cate Blanchett is good as always. Adriana Barraza as the Mexican nanny is wonderful as is the Japanese actress. A global motion picture in many languages with a very strong socio-political message. Really worth seeing!
3) The big box office hit in theaters now is 300. Highly entertaining! The visuals in this movie are breathtaking. Battle scenes are intense and shot beautifully. It's almost as if one is watching one of those modern video games in action on the Playstation or something. The dudes in this film are really hot and have an almost erotic quality. Based on an actual battle that occurred between the Spartans and the Persians back in antiquity, with a fantasy feel to it. The government of Iran ain't too happy though. But I found it just cool baby! Real cool!
4) This Borat movie. Truly hilarious! I sat down to watch it with a bit of skepticism after all the hype and controversy I'd heard about it. Well, I wasn't disappointed. It had me roaring in no time. Sacha Baron Cohen's character is ignorant, homophobic, racist, sexist, uncouth, vulgar, crude, and quite shocking. Traveling across America interviewing real people is quite an eye-opener. Check out the deleted scenes too, they are quite funny as well. A WINNER!
There ya have it. The one movie to really see in the theater to capture the spectacle of it all is 300.
The rest? DVD baby.