Saturday, October 3, 2009

My 2009 Movie Odyssey - Part XI

In Bruges (2008)
While the film took a couple unexpected narrative turns, I failed to see what was so great about this mostly enjoyable but largely forgettable film.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Since I work at a job involving sales, I could appreciate what some of the characters were going through, but I quickly got tired of the endless angry, profanity-filled monologues.

The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Burt Lancaster is electric in this highly entertaining swashbuckling romp, aided by his equally captivating, non-speaking sidekick who comes across as a cross between Jack Sparrow and Harpo Marx.

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Ever since I saw this title I knew I had to see the film, and it was pretty much what I expected: raunchy 80s comedy that is funny in parts but one which I would be embarrassed to watch in the company of women and children.

Guys and Dolls (1955)
The opening musical sequence is amazing and the dialog was fun to listen to, but all too quickly the musical numbers turned run-of-the-mill, but still the whole experience is an enjoyable one.

Coming up next: two movies virtually guaranteed to make my bottom ten of the year.

1 comment:

Matthew Green said...

Sorry, Matt. Just finished watching In Bruges again, and you're just wrong on this one. The movie is hysterical. Dark, yes, but well written, brilliantly acted, complex characters... C'mon, dude. Great film.