It’s been a fairly satisfying movie-watching month so far. I’m diving head first into the “comfort food” of animated features lately, and it’s so much fun to watch these deliciously talent-filled creations. And now, maybe I’ll find a little time to go see more of the Oscar hopefuls.
|SAW: The Final Chapter (2010)||B||The SAW franchise has been awesome (for us gruesome-death aficionados), and I’m glad it’s been brought to a close before it gets too ridiculous. The finale is a bit disjointed, and I didn’t find Bobby’s journey all that compelling, but the twists are pretty satisfying. Blood, guts, fear … how fun!|
|Secretariat (2010)||B+||Another movie-of-the-week type story, but well done – Diane Lane never disappoints.|
|Let Me In (2010)||B+||Nicely done – except for the ludicrous CG scenes – but I emphatically prefer the Swedish original (Let the Right One In).|
|Blast from the Past (1999)||A||Just a classic! Brendan Fraser is perfect as the innocent young man who was brought up underground, and Chris Walken/Sissy Spacek as his parents are brilliant! Dave Foley is a great addition too!|
|The Social Network (2010)||A-||Excellent performances and some killer dialogue – very enjoyable to watch, though I’m not thinking Best Picture at the Oscars.|
|How to Train Your Dragon (2010)||A||Adorable story! Brilliantly crafted! The Scottish Vikings had me a bit duped at first (O_o), but I got used to that. Super fun to watch!|
As always, I’d love to hear what you thought of these and any other movies you’ve seen lately!