A slightly mixed bag this week but I did manage to find another A+ movie to add my to my exclusive list – now 11 of all time!
I only watched one release this week (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) and will have to catch up on Get The Gringo another time. I watched Taxi Driver on the big screen of the Astor theatre and have nearly seen all of Fincher’s films after watching Panic Room. I also rewatched one of my favourite movies in Drive.
But the new A+ movie was another Fincher film in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which I absolutely loved! Read on for more thoughts…
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012) <<< Read my review here. Funny in parts but ultimately not one for me. C+
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) – Brad Pitt is Benjamin Button, born as an old man who grows young. It was so hard to explain how I loved this movie, the concept is brilliant and the emotion it evoked in me was wonderful. Well made and brilliantly acted, especially from the leads – Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Would definitely recommend and the runtime of 166 minutes flies by. A+
Panic Room (2002) – After loving yet another movie vy Fincher I decided to check out Panic Room, and while I didn’t love it I thought it was pretty cool and something different. Starring Jodie Foster and a very young Kristen Stewart we watch as they purchase a house with a ‘Panic Room’ and quickly have to use it. Quite exciting at times, and considering it’s setting is largely the same Fincher does well to keep our attention. B
Taxi Driver (1976) – Instead of renting a copy I decided to see this on the big screen at my local cinema. Consdiering the hype I felt a little disappointed but it was still enjoyable and Robert Deniro is scarily good. I liked the environment and it was cool to see what the 70′s were like as I’m sure this will bring nostalgia to a lot of people. I thought Jodie Foster was good as well, playing a young girl (complete coincidence that I’d just seen her in a movie 25 years older!) but overall I found the plot a bit lacking. Some classic lines, can’t believe I’d never seen the ‘You talking to me?’ scene before! B-
Drive (2011) – I’ve seen this a good 9 times now and don’t think there is a movie I could possibly watch so much in a year period and still enjoy so much. On the big screen it was brilliant and I love the reactions to people around 40 minutes in when things start to change. Still as good as ever but I can see how it doesn’t appeal to all. (Still an A+!)
I’m watching Friends with Kids tonight which seems to have a generally positive consensus. But the big anticpation is for Prometheus which a lot of critics have seen and are talking about which I will view Wednesday. Would love your thoughts on any movies I’ve watched this week.