Monday, March 06, 2006

I saw some movies this weekend

Mirrormask - Visually arresting and totally boring. Fails almost completely as an interesting narrative, but is a completely unfiltered vision of Dave McKean's work. Good for a rental, but you should fast-foward through the slow bits. Oh, and the lead actress is hot.

Diary of a Mad Black Woman - Emory felt it was important that we see this. Now I hate Emory. Seriously, the movie is a trainwreck of epic proportions. The movie shifts tones at a breakneck pace, and not a single genre is neglected. You might say, "What about horror?" and I would point you to the Misery-esque scenes where the female lead tortures her temporarily-paralyzed husband. I'd say the film has to be seen to be believed, but then you might see it.

Magnolia - This movie's still great.

4 Comments:

Anonymous lindsay said...

i like magnolia too. our movie venn diagram is getting better.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hopefully it's good enough that we can still be friends.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

i netflixed diary of a mad black woman. i'm not sure why. i got it around the same time as drumline and some other "i'm a black lady hear me scream bloody loud" type of movie.

anyway. i didn't really enjoy it. that is all i have to say.

10:51 AM  
Blogger jenni_powell said...

Amanda: was it "Waiting to Exhale"?

11:44 AM  

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