New movie reviews for this week....
Stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters who get into the business of cleaning up after dead people. Alan Arkin is the funny Dad who is trying to make money with get rich quick schemes and Oscar is Amy's little son to add some sweetness. Seems funny.... well it's a great little movie but don't expect a barrel of laughs. This is a deeper movie with plenty of tear jerking moments. Probably not for the dudes but the chicks should love it.
Rating:*** (I didn't think it was possible to love Amy Adams any more)
In Los Angeles, circa 1920's, a little immigrant girl, Catinca Untaru, finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man, Lee Pace from "Pushing Daisies", who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. What surprised me about this movie was I had little interest in the fairytale part. Usually with these types of movies the dream world is more fantastic but this one seemed to make little sense. I did however love the two main characters even if the story itself was flawed. I have to say a little about child actors from other countries. As much as I love Hallie Joel and Dakota most American child actors are simply that, acting. Watch the Devil's backbone or Cinema Paradiso. Just like this movie you forget they are acting because it is so natural. Not because they are so good at portraying emotions but because they act like kids. They pick at themselves when they talk, they act silly. Not so much adult drama. It's nice....
This isn't for everyone but if you seek out films that have interesting actors then this might be for you.
Rating:**1/2 (the half only for that ridonculous little girl)
I would tell you the plot but after seeing it I'm not sure I understood it or really cared to. The gist is a big bad bank is trying to control the world and killing anybody who gets in their way. People die, our heroes Naomi Watts and Clive Owen try to stop them.... do they succeed? Well the end isn't a big bow if you know what I mean.
Rating:*1/2 (Enough Hollywood with the downer movies for no good reason our lives suck enough without having to watch it too)
He's back folks, John Claude Van Damme. After years of becoming a mockery he comes back with this very unusal film. Independent and with subtitles it's about... well it's about him, sort of. He plays himself, down and out, fighting in court for his daughter he needs money. He goes to the bank and something goes wrong. I won't spoil it but I really liked it. Interesting and gave me hope that JCVD wasn't gone for good.
Rating:***(Don't expect kicks and punches)
That's all for now folks....