I’m being a little generous giving Sunset Park 7 out of 10. For a Paul Auster novel, it’s nothing special. The novel starts off strong, but about half way through it begins to peter out, mainly because he doesn’t focus on a single character’s story. Instead, every chapter is a character sketch of each person in the novel. Many of the chapters are vivid and compelling, but the parts are
Léolo was directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon who died on this date in 1997. The movie is charming and tragic and beautiful all at once. It’s a nostalgic / anti-nostalgic look at a boy growing up with his strange family in Montréal. I’ll just quote Roger Ebert: “Leolo is an enchanting, disgusting, romantic, depressing, hilarious, tragic movie, and it is quite original… I have never seen one like it before.
I saw this centipede attacking a worm yesterday near one of my bee hives: SELECT 720p FOR HIGH DEFINITION AND OPTIMAL FULL SCREEN VIDEO PLAYBACK.
Rise of The Planet of The Apes delivers. It’s the best summer action-type movie of 2011 so far (though I haven’t seen too many because I could tell most of them suck). It could have been completely stupid, but it’s an engaging, tense movie that builds to an action packed climax of unadulterated entertaining mayhem, and I look forward to the sequel. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Cowboys & Aliens sucks. It’s not completely stupid and horrible, but it’s a lifeless dull movie. Rent Rio Bravo instead.