If you're around Pittsburgh this weekend you should definitely go check out the Mike Judge movie, Idiocracy showing at CMU. It's got more than its share of dumb moments, but I think that on the whole it's a pretty funny movie. Some of the jokes are even somewhat subtle, like that in the year 2500 everyone wears Crocks.
Also, saw Atonement last night, I agree with Patrick that it's a great movie. The two actresses that play Briney, both as a little girl and then as a girl in her late teens, are wonderful, and my favorite part of the movie. Unlike Patrick, however, I did not like There Will Be Blood, even though I fully expected too... I felt that it only really had two real characters (the son was left undeveloped) and neither of them was at all worthy of my sympathy. Does that necessarily make for a bad movie? No, and I would certainly not call this a bad movie, however at the end of it all I just wasn't interested...
Hmm...everyone liked Atonement except me and Mahesh.ReplyDelete
We saw it Sunday and agreed that it was terribly boring. I agree, though, that the Brioney actresses were very good. Somehow, though, I still ended up feeling very disconnected from the characters.
Also, I was outraged about the horses being shot on the beach.
Yeah, I can certainly understand criticisms that it was too slow. Sometimes a movie appeals to me on a purely subjective level, though, and I can't fully explain why I like it. Going to see Idiocracy then? ;-) It's only $3 for non-CMU peeps.ReplyDelete
You'd think with all my CMU boyfriends someone could get me in for free! :)ReplyDelete
(but no, probably not going to see it)
aw, man, I missed it.ReplyDelete
So hi, Nels (hope I'm spelling that right?), thought I'd track you down on the old LJ.