I’ve been watching a lot of movies in my newfound free time. It’s been nearly three weeks since I moved down here, and I’ve seen 14 films since then. I want to get my money’s worth from Netflix, Mondays is dollar night at the Drafthouse, and we’ve made a few visits to Regal. I’ve got a list of hundreds of movies I need to see, and at this rate, it almost seems like a plausible goal.
Bottle Rocket I didn’t really like it when I saw it a couple years ago, but I figured it deserved a second chance. It didn’t.
AEon Flux Badass. I never saw the cartoon and didn’t know the back story, so I couldn’t be offended when it strayed from the original. The pacing was weird in the first 20 minutes or so, but it got interesting quick and I liked the plot.
Serenity Way badass. Again, never saw Firefly, so I couldn’t be too disappointed.
Easy Rider Disappointment. I was expecting a biker movie, not an artsy-political-statement hippie flick.
Raiders of the Lost Ark Pretty good. Thanks to a mistake on the Circuit City site, and Matt pointing it out to me, I got the box set real cheap. I’ll probably watch the other two this week.
Wedding Crashers I’m not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn’t quite it. Still, it was hilarious.
The Producers (1968) Gene Wilder irritates me, and I’ve never cared for older movies - they sound funny. For all the pissing and moaning about the re-make, I think I’m going to like it more than the original.
Syriana Disappointment. Marketed as an action movie, but it’s a political flick. Probably would have liked it more if I was expecting that, but I wanted explosions.
The 40 Year Old Virgin Way better than expected.