I liked The Monuments Men. I’m gonna come right out and say it. No, it’ not perfect, it’s probably not going to win any awards, but I liked it. Of course, now the obvious question is why did I like it? It could have something to do with the brilliant cast, it could have something to do with the subject matter and it could be because I was tired of heavy handed dramas and I just saw it at the right time. I think it’s a combination of all of that.
Posts Tagged With: Matt Damon
I was very excited to see the new Neill Blomkamp film Elysium from the first time I saw a trailer. It looked like someone was doing a realistic space epic, pulling in all sorts of SF tropes (Ringworld anyone?) and that someone was the same guy who gave us the incredibly impressive District 9 in his debut.
Shame his sophomore effort is a shallow, almost pointless retread of similar territory albeit with a bigger budget and impressive cast. Continue reading
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… George Clooney is the Dean Martin of this generation. He defines cool – women want to go to bed with him, guys want to play poker with him. And neither side cares about the other. This is why he’s the perfect Danny Ocean, regardless of the fact it was Sinatra who played him in the original. See, the thing is, Sinatra is beyond cool. He is legend. He is icon. Martin, though, he’s a real flesh and blood man. He’s human, with flaws and foibles. And Clooney is his heir apparent. Continue reading