Monday, 28 November 2011

Movies Seen - The Oxford Murders, Passion Play, Bolt, Eyeborgs, Eagle vs Shark, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, Sita Sings the Blues, The Way Back, Born to Ride, The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Oxford Murders (2008)

I like the camerawork and use of dark thematic elements in this film. It does everything it should to not go overboard with the suspense, like in Angels and Demons. It's too bad the plot can't match up to the rest of the film.

Passion Play (2011)

I loved the once-upon-a-time feel of this film. The story is unreal, but you don't care because you know you're being told a dark sad story. So you can't really criticise the narrative either. The performances and use of music are excellent. This film deserved more than it got.

Bolt (2008)

Silly film told with a lot of heart. Good for kids.

Eyeborgs (2009)

A waste of time.

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Sublime. One of the best films I've seen this year. Highly recommended. Jemaine Clement plays the same character in the Flight of the Chonchords TV series, but it works here.

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)

A short account of a true adventure. Interesting.

Sita sings the Blues (2008)

A fun one-time watch.

The Way Back (2010)

Excellent cinematography and effects. Based on the supposedly true story of a group of people who escaped from a Siberian prison camp and walked to India. Very engrossing. Recommended.

Born to Ride (2011)

A waste of time.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

A waste of time. Nick Cage attempts another awesome role in a film with a poor story. Unlike his other recent films, which I quite liked, this one sucked, barring one Star Wars reference.


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