Monday, January 23, 2006

Walk the Line

This weekend I saw Walk the Line. It really did deserve to win all the awards it won at the Golden Globes and other award shows. I thought the film was very well done. I can't believe that Joaquin sang in his real voice in that film. He sounded amazing. Joaquin is a great actor. Ever since I saw Gladiator, I've always liked him. I also really liked Reese Witherspoons' performance. She is one of my favorite actresses. I remember a movie that she was in when she was much younger. Man on the moon. That is one of my favorite films that she is in.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Hero by Ying Xiong

This film has such vibrant colors and amazing cinematography. Beautifully filmed, each sequence. This film reminds me of the old chinese martial arts films that my father would watch when I was a little kid. The outfits, the long hair, the flying acrobatics. Except, this one is way more modern. The artistry of the acrobatics was really pleasing to watch. I did find myself lost in the plot a few times. I also think the English translation was lost at times, and a bit confusing. That's the problem sometimes with english translations. You don't get all the language nuances. I think I would have liked the film more if I had not watched the english dub of it. I usually think reading the english subtitles is better.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Recruit

Al Pacino is a great actor. It's just a shame that the older he gets, the worst his movie choices are. I found The Recruit to be somewhat cliche and predictable. Especially the ending. And, I really haven't figured out the phenomenon with Colleen Farrell. Isn't he just an Irish Brad Pitt? Pretty to look at, and over acts? His American accent was broken a few times, one could pick up the accent in a few of his lines. All and all, it's not a bad Netflix choice, if you don't want to think.