Went nuts during my "vacation" and saw a bunch of movies. Like to hear it, hear it goes....
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton's):
Wow, I don't care what anybody says, this movie is incredible. Yes, it doesn't follow the books at all, but I think it's faithful to the core material. Visually, it's incredible. The final scene with the Jabberwocky--with Christopher Lee's Voice, no less, talking to the Vorpal Sword is great--real mythological. I also thought that Tweedledum and Tweedledee were hilarious..just funny silly characters all around. Johnny Depp makes another heavily-makeupped and prosthetics appearance. I agree with one kid I heard say that Johnny Depp doesn't want anyone to think he's a pretty boy so he puts all this shit over his face and body to disguise himself.
Great flick, another one for Tarantino. Brutal, bloody, but clever. Brad Pitt made me forget he's Brad Pitt. It had Tarantino's signature 20 minute verbal diarrhea scenes, but the rest of the flick is so good, that it didn't matter. I found myself saying the name "Hugo Stiglitz" the next day at work for no apparent reason. The Boston accent on Donny is hilarious--try saying "Fraulein Von Hammersmark" with a Southie accent, and you'll see what I mean. If not, call me and I'll do it for you. I can see why the actor who played the main Nazi won an Academy Award--and don't worry, he got what was coming to him in the movie....
Yeah, I know, but it was free on Showtime On Demand and I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. What a mistake. This was a freakin' average movie. It was awful to watch. Pale teen angst from 24-year-olds. The angst was really annoying. I'm glad I hated this flick because I'm not a 13-year-old girl. Oh, the Showtime On Demand menu had such incredible pieces of cinematic kick-assmanship like The Devil Wears Nada, The Hills Have Thighs and my personal favorite, Slutty Busty and Bad. Chew on those for a while.
Okay. Pretty much every other Sci-Fi movie. Go see Gamer instead, it's pretty much interchangeable.
Not bad, made you hate the justice system. Gerard Butler does a good job, you didn't see the ending coming. Ingenious inventions, waiting to see who'd die next and how. I probably would have liked it better as a book instead.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
Really good flick, improves on the original movies. They really keep getting better as they go along--one more to go!! The only drawback is you really have to read the books first in order to get all the nuances and details. Suggested, but not entirely necessary.