Did some trips recently and I had time to watch some movies (after all, anywhere in the world is usually 7 hours or more away from Oz...)
warm movie, that would have been merely a by the books, cliche filled
movie about a father and son with the courtroom as the background,
except that RD 1 (Robert Downing) and RD 2 (Robert Duvall) were
wonderful as the stubborn father and son. They lifted the movie beyond
the mediocre, and it became a heart warming movie. It won't kill "On
Golden Pond" but it's a nice movie for a quiet weekend.
Cafe Love Waiting
second in a trilogy by Giddeons Ko, it's set in a university age group,
with love, ghosts, and gangsters... funny especially if you get their
whacky Taiwanese colloquial chat. Having spent time there, IMHO, this
withstands a few viewings..
Korean period action movie. IMHO, it's not a lot to shout about in
terms of the action, but some will enjoy the 'acting'. I guess since I
don't understand Korean, some of the nuances are lost on me..
Kenshin: The Legend Ends
period manga action movie, it is the last of a trilogy of Kenshin
movies, and fans of this series will lap it up, angst, swordplay and
all... but from a strictly martial act point of view, both the Korean
and Jap movies have a lot to do in order to catch up with the HKG /
Chinese productions... but plenty of eye candy, posing, and as I said,
the throngs of Kenshin fans will lap it up...
Dracula: The Untold Story
know many are praising Luke Evans for his role, but portraying Dracula
as a good guy didn't sit too well... the action scenes were suitably
spectacular, and I am sure the surround will become demo material, yet, I
guess I just didn't agree well with the plot and idea. YMMV
The November Man
Bronsnan is in another cloak and dagger movie, and despite his age, and
the obvious stereotyping, he doesn't do too badly. He tries to emulate a
Daniel Craig-esque styled more edgy type of spy / assassin, but the
plot lets him down. There are too many loopholes, and his protege is
less agile than a 35 year old retiring rugby player than a real cool
Olga K is wonderful eye candy of
course, and she is trying very hard to move to more dramatic roles, but
she doesn't get enough meat in her role.
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