Movie Quest #61 Husbands and Wives
Knowing the background of the Soon-Yi—Woody Allen—Mia Farrow story makes this a hard movie to watch. This movie shows us Woody and Mia as a couple who starts out “okay” and breaks up by the end of the film. This is a reflection of the real life breakup of the couple, who never made another film together. Also, Judy Davis is amazing, but that’s pretty much a given.
Movie Quest #26 (500) Days of Summer
When his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), unceremoniously dumps him, greeting-card copywriter and hopeless romantic Tom (Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins sifting through the year-plus worth of days they spent together, looking for clues to what went awry. As he recalls the good and bad times he spent with the commitment-phobic girl, his heart reawakens to what it cherishes most. Marc Webb directs this uncommon love story. (Netflix.com)
Still highly enjoy it. One of the better movies from last year.
Movie Quest #8 Whip It!
Pretty mediocre all around, but it did remind me that I need to get my butt to Austin and see some Roller Derby. The atmosphere that’s created in Drew Barrymore’s “small-town Texas” doesn’t feel very authentic and her teenagers are even less so. Sure, there are funny parts. But, I think that’s due to the improvisational skills of the actors themselves (mostly Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon) than with any scripted moments.
I do give the film credit for being a good deal more intelligent than what most movies for teenaged girls are. Definitely not a must-see. 6/10
#210 Mystery Team
Tonight, I had the priviledge of seeing the highly anticipated “Mystery Team” by the good folks at derrickcomedy. These guys have been putting out great sketch/improvisational videos for a couple of years, and have now moved to the realm of feature length film. The whole crew was there and did a pretty good Q and A, along with a few more skits (I hate that word.) Anyway, the film uses their particular brand of comedy, so fans should be happy. That video gives you a pretty good idea of how it goes.