Friday, July 31, 2009

My 2009 Movie Odyssey - Part IV

I have been terribly remiss in posting these updates. Hopefully my backlog will make for a more regular schedule from here on out, but knowing me I doubt it.

Planet B-Boy (2007)
This documentary features some amazing break dancing, but if follows too many people to keep track of and the talking heads say little that is of any merit.

Superbad (2007)
I am not a fan of the Judd Apatow genre, and the main plot of the two friends trying to get laid did not engage me, but the subplot involving McLovin and the police officers was surprisingly funny.

Dreamgirls (2006)
Lots of show-stopping numbers highlight an otherwise mediocre tale of trying to make it big in the music industry.

House of Wax (1953)
Vincent Price is always creepy, though I wish I could have seen this film in its original 3D.

Coraline (2009)
I’m a sucker for stories of a dream world just beyond our own and this one is beautifully dark and slightly off (and a song by They Might Be Giants doesn’t hurt either).

Coming up next: a remake and two pseudo-remakes.

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