Wednesday, November 21, 2007


These past week I was 4 movies, in the movie theater. I saw Bee Movie, Dan in Real Life, Enchanted, and August Rush. All were wonderful except for Bee Movie, where it was just eh. Not horrible, but not worth going out of your way for.

Dan in Real Life was a great movie and I plan to buy it on DVD as soon as it comes out. It will be one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. I was simple and heartfelt, it was truly a "slice of life" film that I love so very much. The sad thing is that after seeing it I realized how horribly it was marketed. Whom ever handled the distribution did a horrible job, all the trailers and TV spots I saw did a horrible job at showing this movie for what it was. I feel the trailers and such tried to show it as a Steve Correl movie, where it was not. It was a movie where he was the lead, but he was not the center. Don't get me wrong he did a wonderful job, and it was nice to see him in a sober role again. The whole cast did a wonderful job. It was wonderfully acted, written, directed, ect. It is worth you time.

Enchanted was, well... Enchanting. LOL You saw that coming didn't you? Ha ha. Any who it was an all around fun and well made movie. The only disappointment I had for this one was that It is already made, and I wasn't able to help out. If you go see it be ready for a lot of sappy and cheesy Disney-ish humor, some musical numbers, and a hot red head! Sounds like a recipe for the perfect Frankie Movie, if only there was magic in it. WAIT! There was! Oh it also had a good little message and moral to it.

August Rush was very moving, but it is not your typical movie and I can tell it is not going to be for everyone. What really hooked me was something the little boy said in the begging of the movie. There is a segment of exposition where he is talking about himself where he says something to the effect of, "I believe in music the same way other people believe in fairy-tales." That really set the tone of the movie for me. I really feel that is was a unique movie. The plot is simple enough: a boy is looking for his parents, his mother thought he died birth, the father doesn't even know he ever had a son. He searches for them through the music. It has themes of talent, destiny, hard work and lost, or misplaced, love. I will leave it at that, I really enjoyed it and I think it is worth your time. Oh and also the lighting and sound design was beautiful.

1 comment:

Meh said...

I love your drawings of all those wonderful movies! You're so lucky that your a talented artist.