Monday, September 28, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

3 out of 5 Stars
I enjoyed it. Though I still question why I bother to see these Harry Potter films since they are basically just a different persons' cinematic interpretation of the books. I love Bellatrix. Helena Bonham Carter needs more screen time.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


3.5 out of 5 Stars
Sasha Baron Cohen is so in the method that I worry he may actually be schizophrenic. Still, I think he is brilliant, talented, scary, wonderful, and 'watchable'. Bruno lacks the story arch of Borat, but it's worth seeing for Cohen's 'performance'.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Inglorious Basterds

3 out of 5 Stars
Some amazing acting (Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, et al). Tarantino had some excellent cinematic moments. Oddly enough, I would have thought that scalping Nazis would have made for a more in depth story arch. Instead, I left the theater feeling disappointed -- two wrongs will never make a right. Although I do respect Tarantino, I worry he will never live up to the brilliance of 'Pulp Fiction'.