What is your favorite movies?
November 6, 2006 5:42pm CST
What are some of your favorite movies?
• United States
7 Nov 06
Another one wasMan of the Year: There were moments that I felt I was watching an Oscar contender for best picture and perhaps even a best actor nomination for Robin Williams. The storyline was going along smoothly; a candidate is elected president because of a computer glitch. Then it is revealed to him that he is not the real winner. This is when the story starts to become unglued. First, a phony FBI agent approaches the new President-elect as an uninvited guest at a birthday party to inform him that he did not win the election. With today's homeland security measures in place, this is hardly plausible. But then the President-elect, (according to the script) believes the fake FBI agent solely on her word. But he doesn't disclose this to the incumbent President nor other important government officials. Instead he seeks advice from his ailing manager who in turn makes no effort to try to find the truth. The President-elect also makes no effort to immediately have the computers seized and launch a federal probe to secure the real truth. The writers must have fell asleep because the movie sizzled, then suddenly fizzled. I was waiting for some very powerful message or conclusion, kind of like when you play a great game of chess and then the checkmate comes out of nowhere. Well, it didn't happen. Needles to say, I left disappointed. But Robin Williams does a very good job.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Just got back from a midnight showing of the Grudge 2 and all I have to say is that its much, much better than the first one. Although its Rated PG-13, it seemed more like an R-rated film to some extent. As the previews show, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns along with a whole new cast including Amber Tamblyn who plays her sister. The movie starts out a little slow but eventually gets back into 1st gear and continues right back to that darn creepy house. The movie takes place in both Tokyo and North America flipping back and forth. The movie gets confusing at times by doing this and kind of makes you wonder what does it have to do with the rest of the movie. The acting was decent and doesn't downplay the movie at all. There were many more genuine scary scenes than the 1st and will give you something to talk about after the movie is over. Unlike other U.S. horror flicks which rely on computer graphics and special effects to scare its audience, this movie uses the basics and gives you that true jump-out-of-your-seat scare. The movie is about an hour and a half long and goes by pretty smooth after the first 15 minutes. If you were a fan of the 1st Grudge, go see this one and you won't be disappointed. Its full of twists and turns and leaves room for another sequel. I would recommend this movie to all and hope everyone goes to see it. Forget all the other movies in theaters like The Texas Chainsaw movie because that was just crap. Enjoy and have a great weekend.