Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Donnie Darko (2001)

Personal Rating: 9 out of 10           IMDB Rating 8.3 out of 10 (As of September 29, 2010)

Donnie Darko is a philosophical labyrinth of ideas. The movie inspires deep thought about life and each of our own destined paths in a unique way. Donnie Darko (actor Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled high schooler with many emotional fears. Not everything is well in the reality of Donnie Darko. Throughout the story he is lead by a higher power whom guides his fate. All of it ending in a huge twist that makes the viewer question why they hadnt put two and two together as the movie progressed.

Donnie Darko

This producer did spawn a sequel (S. Darko, 2009) telling the story of Donnie Darko's younger sister, but the movie just comes off as trying too hard to imitate the theme of the original. It seems more like a stoner movie than a movie that made any real sense.

 Epic Quotes-

Emily Bates: Mom said the school is closed today because it's flooded, and there's feces everywhere!
Susie Bates: What are feces?
Emily Bates: Baby mice.
Susie Bates: Aww.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Highlighted is what I've seen

Highlighted numbers are movies I myself have seen, and willing to write a little bit about, and a yellow dot at the end means I did not finish the whole movie or only saw part of the movie.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Snatch (2000)

So here we have Snatch, the British crime movie with a lightened mood. This movie features some of Britain's most half witted criminals some with their eye on a diamond of unimaginable value, others looking to bet on fixed boxing matches. Every criminal involved gets into a twisting complicated plot that all ties together very surprisingly by the end of the story. If you're looking for something quick and violently funny this is definitely the movie to fulfill your craving.

Personal rating- 8.0 / 10          IMDB rating- 8.2 / 10 (as of september 27 2010)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

100 Great movies list

Recommendations for movies are appreciated, and right now I'm pretty much going along with this list. I'll edit this blog and mark which ones I've watched and if you'd like my opinion on any of the movies just comment this post.

The Gladiator

So I started watching this movie last night before bed, was unsure what to expect. If you've seen Russell Crowe in Robin Hood, then you will be extremely familiar with Russell Crowe in Gladiator. Although it would be hard to say that Robin Hood was a better film, because The Gladiator has a constantly engaging storyline that is much easier to follow than the intricacies of Robin Hood. Granted, there may be quite a bit of talking in both films but The Gladiator makes up for it with both focused combat (small numbers in an arena like setting) and the mass combat of a hellish battlefield. I'd have to say that this is one of the most prominent films of Russell Crowes career. The grunge of the combat and easy to follow storyline make this movie an instant hit in my book, and I give The Gladiator an 8.5 out of 10 (IMDB rating 8.3 - 10   as of 9/25/10)

 The Gladiator has won the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role", "Best Costume Design", "Best Effects, Visual Effects" ,"Best Picture", and "Best sound" among the most popular

Props from The Gladiator

This is a replica of the awesome Helm that Russell Crowe wears in The gladiator, titled "The Helmet of the Spaniard" , Only $69.99 on Amazon

This is the actual armor that Russell Crowe wore during the filming