Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer movies

Just wanted to get an update up to ensure this blog is not abandoned. I'm living in the woods, so things are tough. Quick review summaries for what I've been watching:

Away We Go - Remarkable. Potentially the movie of the summer. Cute, hilarious, heartfelt, and completely honest and unassuming. Run, don't walk, to your local theatre if it's still playing.

The Hurt Locker - Good, but not the art flick that it's getting the reputation for being. It's a straight up and fairly formulaic action movie "with a little heart." Enjoy it with some popcorn and no assumptions.

District 9 - A interesting if slightly schizophrenic Meshing of the fictional-documentary social-commentary and sci-fi action genres. You really have to enjoy both sides to like the whole, but it's interesting no matter what your tastes are, and well-deserving of the hype it's received.

Julie and Julia - Haha, didn't see this one coming, did ya? This movie was surprisingly cute and very competent at recreating the periods it covers both in feeling and appearance. It doesn't dive very deep, but it successfully achieves the semi-euphoric and fully-delectible sentiment it strives for. Don't see it on an empty stomach or a diet unless you're feeling masochistic.

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