Wendy (here_be_dragons) wrote,
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Getting Caught Up With Films

Ack! It's been ages since I posted my films list . . . I'm not going to write detailed reviews of everything, but if anyone wants to know a bit more about any of these films, please ask, and I'll be happy to comment further. I'm very likely going to forget at least a couple of things I've seen . . . it's been more than a month since I posted my last set. ::sigh:: Oh well.

#22 - Ever After - A good film, but I didn't think it was as great as many others have said. Still, I'd recommend it. Sweet, and well-done.

#23 - Darby O'Gill and the Little People - I'd seen this before, years and years ago, but didn't remember much about it, so I'm counting it here. This is a really adorable film, with Sean Connery when he was just a wee laddie. (I think it's before the Bond films, even). C loves this film - it's coming out on DVD in August, and I'm sure we'll be getting a copy of our own then. (We had this one on rental from the video store for several weeks before C could bear to part with it). Definitely would recommend.

#24 - Lara Croft: Cradle of Life - I simply must protest. It's just not fair. Angelina Jolie should NOT be allowed. She's gorgeous, sexy, has a cute kid . . . AND she did almost all her own stunts for this film!!! One woman simply should not be this cool. It's not fair to the rest of us. ::pouts:: Oh well. I'll just worship her from afar, I guess. :P Seriously, this was a pretty good film. Action, plus a plot (not a particularly complex plot, but who cares - everything looked very pretty). I think Lara is cool (not a cyberbimbo). Does this make me shallow? Well, so be it. ::grin::

#25 - A Star is Born - the Barbra Streisand version. This was a good film, although dated. The clothes, hairstyles, and music *really* got on my nerves, but it's a good story. A bit unsatisfyingly tragic for my taste - I didn't *like* Kristofferson's character well enough to understand why Streisand put up with him all that time - but that's okay. It was still an enjoyable film.

#26 - Underworld - I liked this film. Vampires vs. Werewolves, with a sort of goth/Matrix look to the whole thing. Plus, the story was interesting. I enjoyed the plot twist (even though I'd guessed what it would be. I'm so clever! Heh).

#27 - Taboo - Hmnh. Not particularly well done, but the story had a few interesting twists and turns which made it worthwhile. I wouldn't strongly recommend, because I found parts of it deadly dull, but it wasn't *bad* either.

#28 - Brother Bear - This is just out on DVD, so we bought it, even though we never managed to see it in the cinema. It got bad reviews, IIRC, but I think it is a really charming film! I love the story, the characters are cool, it's funny and touching (I cried in at least three places). The only criticism I have is that the music isn't up to what I'd consider Disney standards. Not bad, but not award-nominee stuff, either. But on the whole, I really *really* enjoyed this film (even on a second viewing), and C LOVED it, too.

Argh. I know I'm forgetting at least one film that I've watched recently, but oh well. I suppose I can add it later, assuming I ever remember. Probably wasn't that great a film, if it's left so little of an impression on me! ::grin::

(X-posted to 50filmchallenge)
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