Now that the Top 50 is over I’ve got a massive list of movies I’d like to catch up on. I’ve watched a fair few over the last week and a bit including Zodiac, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Animal Kingdom. The best of them all was probably Requiem for a Dream which I finally was in the right mood to see.
I also watched 2012 movie Chronicle. As for rewatches, apart from a whole bunch of 2011 movies while preparing for The Top 50, I gave a movie I loved in The Bourne Ultimatum another watch. What a great movie. Read on for some more details!
Zodiac (2007) – An all star cast try to track down the ‘Zodiac’ killer, including Jake Gyllenhaal as a cartoonist for a newspaper. Robert Downey Jr and a personal fave Mark Ruffalo also star in this Crime/Drama movie that I quite enjoyed. It’s only flaw personally was that for such a long movie (157 minutes) I did feel the ending was a bit of a let down. Still, was pretty gripping at times. B+
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – I have a lot of movies on my watchlist (a ridiculous amount) but was in the mood for a light hearted movie and this one delivered in spades. The title explains what this movie is about, Ferris (Matthew Broderick) is a high school wise guy who is making sure that today is his day off and he will go to any means to ensure he gets away with it. I found it really funny and clever, and can only imagine how popular it would have been in 1986. Also nearly freaked out when I saw a 21 year old Charlie Sheen. B+
Animal Kingdom (2010) – Ahh, I loved this Australian movie, mainly due to the nostalgia of recognizing half the places in Melbourne. Starring Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce, it shows the life of a 17 year old as he survives amongst a criminal family and corrupt police. It was a bit slow at times but had a really fitting ending, I think it’s a must see for Melbournians. B+
Requiem for a Dream (2000) – I had heard this movie was a bit intense so when I was finally in the right mood I sat down to watch this very disturbing movie about drug addiction. It was so real, but also really cooly filmed. I had chills the whole time, but it has to be remembered for it’s final 20 minutes where things get really intense for the four characters on drugs. Many will know the song/soundtrack, one which I loved before the movie, but now find to be to much of a reminder of how chilling this movie was. Must see. A-
Chronicle (2012) – My first 2012 review for the site, you can see my review here. Was enjoyable but only a C+.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)- Matt Damon is fantastic in the final installment of the bourne series, and now that I’ve watched hundreds of movies since my last viewing I can enjoy it even more. It was a great ending to a great series. I harp on about endings a fair bit but this one was so good when ‘Moby – Extreme Ways’ comes on. Ahhh love it!!! In my Top 10 ever. A+.
I had a very good week with my movies this week, 3 B+’s, an A- and a rewatch of an A+ amongst my 6 movies. I have a big list of movies to see over the next month or so. What have you seen lately?