Sunday, December 30, 2001

So many new movies coming out lately. It's hard to keep up! Here are four Two Second Movie Reviews:
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- I was never a big fan of Dungeon and Dragons or that ilk. I don't really care much for the imagined creatures and learning of their ascribed "powers". That being said, I still can't hate this movie. It's just very well done. Gorgeous cinematography. Fabulous acting. Great music. Fantastic special effects. Gosh, if it was only a story about something other than the Lord of the Rings, it probably would have garnered an A from me, but because of the fantastic nature, it bored me at times. And yes, it did seem like it was three hours long. B+
  • A Beautiful Mind -- Brilliantly acted by Russell Crowe and the lead actress, Jennifer Connelly. They carry the show and do so quite gracefully. It's disturbing and yet extremely heart warming. Crowe is destined for the Best Actor Oscar. A
  • The Royal Tenenbaums -- Fun and quirky. This comedy is drenched in the pain of the family's history...which contrary to what it may ordinarily seem, makes it even more funny. Great performances by all all of the actors. A-
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch -- I finally caught this one on DVD. It came out earlier this year to the art house theatres. A view of Hedwig's life/career in a silly, over the top, blonde wig wearin', tender rockin' roll show on the big screen. This is another excellent example of how life's pain enriches a movie's comic threshold.B+