First thing is first, time to review all of the "threequels":
Pirates of The Carribbean 3: At World's End
Confession: i have yet to see it but i figure by averaging my opinions of the first two i probably have a pretty accurate opinion of the third- maybe even on the generous side. i'll find out this week i guess.
"It's not even my term. I read it. In MAXIM Magazine."
Actually, i want to give it a D, because it reminded me of the kind of movie a bunch of friends make with their parents video camera after school on a friday afternoon (ask the new awesome if they's ever seen any of mine and rob's work). I don't even think anyone bothered to write a script more than a week before they made it....but after the first 20 minutes or so of the film- when i came to terms with the fact that there really was no major plot and that it was just an hour and a half long series of in-jokes and dressing up for fun- i was actually able to enjoy it. i'm not gonna deny that those dudes are hot and charming and witty and ultra easy to watch together onscreen....
Oh yeah, also, i couldn't figure out who the "twelfth" or "thirteenth" addition to the eleven was...?
As for as the rest of the movies i've seen:
The Lives of Others
"They then presumably have intercourse."
Simultaneously one of the most uplifting and depressing endings ever. It was good. Knowing beforehand it was about the Stasi, and spying, and government oppression, and revolution….i was expecting a lot of violence. Not so. It was more like that movie “the insider” the main difference being that THIS movie was not boring as hell.
" Tell him not to jerk off with a noose around his neck - it's dangerous."
Totally juvenile. Totally funny. Not for those sensitive to excessive nudity. One of my favorite things about it was that it reunited so many members of the cast of Freaks and Geeks. They even got James Franco to be in it. The “minus” is for its failure to reunite the entire cast of Freaks and Geeks.
"White meat. Dark Meat. It all gets carved."
Its just one of those movies that is a lot of fun to see in the theater in the right company. Lee and I both decided that it is NOT a good movie to take a date to, especially if you aren’t that comfortable with each other…Also, a couple of weekends ago I spent a lot of time going to all these bars- and I kept thinking about when Kurt Russell’s character is getting lip for spending so much time in bars without drinking so he says: “You know, a bar offers all kinds of things other than alcohol…..like nacho grande platters….”….so basically I spent the whole weekend wanting nachos….
That’s all I think. Maybe in 2 or 3 months I’ll write about some more if I’ve seen more by then.