Wednesday, March 2, 2011

YO!!! It's a mostly movie watching rant

I haven't written anything here since January. A lot and/or not much has happened since then.
I've become a Blu-ray & PS3 game consuming fiend. I've been trying to get as many Blu-ray versions of favorite films as fast as I can. I've also been picking up copies of catalogue titles that I really wanted to have that I hadn't seen yet. I've sadly also been unable to find a Blu-ray copy of David Fincher's Zodiac. The Fincher fiend in me is dying. I've been able to get a lot of film series sets that I wanted. I've got the X-men films & the Alien films as well. Amassing Disney & Pixar films has been a preoccupation as well. I did get one Dreamworks animation film. It was How To Train Your Dragon. It's spectacularly exciting and the character building sections are really done well also. All around, their best film since Kung-Fu Panda. I'm glad to have quickly got copies of Disney's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and The Princess and the Frog. All great films. I've only got one Pixar. That being Ratatouille. I actually really love Ratatouille. It's about living your passion & inspiration through cooking. I love that message. It heavily reminds me of the painting metaphor in Kiki's Delivery Service that inspires the protagonist of the movie to become a better broom flyer. I got Forrest Gump. I've actually loved this movie since it came out. I watch it every time it's on TV yet the Blu-ray is the very first time I've owned a copy of it. It's also the first time I've owned a copy of David Fincher's Se7en. Oddly, I haven't seen it & I love Fincher's films. It didn't disappoint. I knew what the ending of the movie was because it has been discussed countless times over in media, amongst friends & family, classmates, etc. Nonetheless, the ending is entirely appropriate. The whole cast is incredible in it as well. There's other movies that I've got since then but I haven't been able to watch them. I'm fine with that. When I'm not so busy, I'll watch those films & delve into their special features like I usually do.

There are a few of the Academy Award winning movies this year that I want to see. However, I want to see The King's Speech even less now than before. I didn't really wanna see it at all before. I just really enjoyed movies like The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3. Every other nominee that was up for best picture look intriguing as well. The King's Speech looks like formulaic British history based costume drama. Nothing more, nothing less. A whole film about somebody being treated for a speech impediment sounds overly dull to me. I've seen clips. Still not interested. However, Geoffrey Rush is great in everything he's in. I'm torn.


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