Go look up the review in blu-ray.com for details.
Was there no character development? I was thinking about checking Master out.
Saw Looper today.
Darker than I expected. One scene in particular slightly rattled me by how disturbing it was.
It was also (sort of) more complex than expected, in a good way. Pretty good flick, though like most SciFi movies, particularly ones involving time travel, it sometimes didn't seem to make sense even within the world's context. But maybe I missed something or misunderstood.
Cabin In The Wooods gets...a 7ish outta 10.
It's honestly not very good as a stand alone movie at all, but the way the poked a ton of fun at old school slasher flicks from my childhood was, well, a ton of fun. I mean, snarky as ever Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins, c'mon. Tugging at my sensibilities here Whedon.
Looper - Rian Johnson continues to make great movie after great movie. This is like Memento with interesting and relatable characters. If you have Johnson and Chris Nolan on a list of best writers/directors, Johnson has to move past Nolan. This movie, while full of questions and potential plot holes, is an inventive, yet highly accessible exercise in multiple genres. (Slashfilm posted a good article about some questions one might have about the movie.) I haven't felt this stoked on a mid-level sci-fi film since District 9. The cast is fantastic, especially Emily Blunt and the child actor. The third act veered into an odd, unexpected place, but was so able to enhance the emotional core of the story that it all worked for me. I don't want to be the next director who has to make a time travel movie.
CitW more pokes fun (or rips apart) the entire horror genre, I would say, not just the slashers.
Prometheus - It was pretty dumb, though some of the shots may make for attractive desktop wallpaper.
The Master - I'm probably hopelessly biased towards PTA, but I really loved this. What surprised me about it is that it wasn't excessive at all, though most of it is very funny. (It's the closest PTA movie to comedy actually.) Sure, there are the long, lingering takes of beautifully framed sequences that PTA is famous for, but it's too concerned with transporting you into this unique place that has never been seen before to pretentiously dote on themes and meanings. The themes and purpose of the movie go back and forth like the two main characters, splitting time between truth and discipline, and sex and farts. DDL's performance in TWBB was probably more iconic in the history of movies, but Phoenix is just as out of this world. The way the score is used to build and complete the movie's atmosphere is remarkable as well. Sometimes storytelling is about making a cool plot and having the characters learn something. And sometimes it's about taking you to a place you've never been and making sure you'll never forget it. It sucks that we have to wait five years for every Paul Thomas Anderson movie, but it's worth it every time.
I'm more than fine waiting another 5 years for a PTA movie--and I'm not a hater by any means. TWBB is one of my favorite movies. I like most of his films, but this one was just asinine. It just wasn't an enjoyable movie to sit through for two and a half hours. It was just too boring. There were some pretty funny moments, granted, but it's not a movie I want to see again.
Wrath of Titans
Certainly better than the first (original can't be beat), but not near as good as the movie trailer made it out to be. Average at best, but worth at least one watch.
I am wildly excited about Lincoln. The second trailer came out and it looks better than the first. Spielberg is very hit or miss at this point in his career, but Daniel Day-Lewis never misses.
Skyfall's new theme song, entitled "Skyfall" by Adele is out. It's fantastic, really. One of the best theme songs they've had in awhile (and I like Casino Royale's). I kinda hope they have Adele just continue to the songs herself from now on.
Looper's probably the movie of the year for me so far. Haven't seen The Master yet but it's probably the only thing that's been released that I might think is better.
That or the 3 Stooges. I'm only like 95% kidding with that.
Argo - wow that was a great movie my favorite of the year. Don't be scared away by the serious subject matter. There is a lot of humor in the movie and it is told in a very fast paced and highly entertaining way. Certain best picture nominee and very possibly the best picture winner. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
I know they changed some of the events for America, which I don't like, but I def want to see it.
I still need to watch my Netflix DVD movie, Cabin in the Woods...have had it for over a week now.
Drive and Get the Gringo
Drive was a little slow at times, but good lord the violence in that movie was just vicious. I thought it was an ok movie, but I did not see why there was a lot of gushing over this movie.
Get the Gringo was fantastic. It reminded me of Payback and love the style of this movie.
That's My Boy
Total throwaway movie except for Rex Ryan and Vanilla Ice...
I didn't like the makeup job they did on Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper to make him look more believable as a younger version of Bruce Willis. I thought it just made him look weird.