Friday, August 13, 2010

Movies Movies Movies

Finally, after years of waiting, I was finally able to add another puzzle piece to my Jim Jarmusch puzzle and that film is Down By Law ... made in 1986!!! And it was fabulous, and that's no surprise. But what is fascinating to see is that this film was one of his first ... this guy put Roberto Begnini on the world map! Look at the stark simplicity of Down By Law and then watch one of his newer films, like the most excellent fabulous Limits of Control and you see that this man is the one and only director who has yet to sell out! Seriously, Jim Jarmusch is as true to his filmmaking now as he was then. It's a beautiful thing to see.

Watched a rather strange film called Women in Trouble ... one of those multi storylined films that are intertwined by one big thing ... in this case, a pregnant porn star, played by Carla Guigino. It was ok ... wouldn't tell anyone to go out and watch it. It wasn't terrible ... well, there was one porn star that was really entertaining .. .kinda looked like Charlize Theron and her character was really the only fascinating one.

(500) Days of Summer. Good? Great? Hmmmm .. you know, there are just some films where you relate to it on a scary level. I think I've been in both situations as far as relating to the main characters. The main female character was played by Zooey Deschanel ... she's not a terribly good actress, but she made Summer into a believebly horrible person. The kid from third rock from the sun ... something something something .... Leavitt ... Gordon Leavitt ... well, HE was great. I'd watch it again to see him. Joseph Gordon Levitt. Apparently, he was in Women in Trouble, but gosh darned if I remember seeing him. He probably wants it that way!

And finally, my love hate opinion of Richard Kelly has turned back to love. Donnie Darko .. one of the best films I've ever seen, then Southland Tales was one of the worst films I've ever seen, so I was tepid about seeing his third film, The Box. Yippeeee! It was GREAT! Freaky as heck though ... Frank Langella plays one of the most frightening people I've ever seen in film. It wasn't just his physical appearance, he just has a scary presence in the film that made you shiver. And just as Donnie Darko made me go "whoa, Patrick Swayze can act!", Cameron Diaz did it for me in The Box! Sista can ACT! Yea! Great film.

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