Sunday, March 29, 2009

Columbus Day

Val continues to impress me, but this movie was just awful. I really don't know what was going on with this movie? When I saw this at the video store I was like cool, Val Kilmer playing a expert thief and it's his last job, sounds cool to me. Wrong! This movie should have been titled "Phone Booth 2: Columbus Day", because that's what he does pretty much through the whole darn movie, calling people on the phone. I sit watching and waiting for something cool to happen, but to no avail the movie just kept getting more and more boring. That's the only thing that I really hated about the movie, it was just so boring. I also got tired of the style choice of flashbacks, and that he used the phone way too much.

The acting in the movie is good for the most part, Kilmer can and has done better in recent times. I understand what the filmmakers were going for, a more 70's style thriller. It is a shame that they missed the mark by a long shot.

Columbus Day gets a D- Enjoy!!!


Saturday, March 28, 2009


Before I start this review I will make one thing clear and that is I understand that this movie based on books for teenage girls, was not made for guys or even people interested in vampire lore. Pointing out how bad the vampire lore is treated in the story and movie is a complaint that has already been beaten by a dead horse. I will not go into detail on the matter for this reason; however, I think it sucks. This movie/series is the latest pop culture phenomenon, so naturally I just wanted to have a fair opinion if asked about my thoughts. This week someone at work bought the movie and I asked to borrow it, I was really interested to see what the good, the bad, and the ugly of this movie was. Watching 'Twilight' I understood the appeal, this is like 'Sex in the City' for tweens and above. I would use a Harry Potter comparison because of the supernatural fantasy element that 'Twilight' uses, only thatsaid element is not cool. When I first heard about these series of books, the first thing that came to my mind was something like 'The Lost Boys' for tweens? It turns out that I was off, way off.
The movie was not completely horrible once I got past the watered down vampire mythos. Bella Swan is a good strong character for pre-teen girls. Edward Cullen played the unattainable bad boy well too, but most of the time I could not help but cringe and laugh at the things he would say or do. The rest of the characters end up being not very interseting, but thankfully real. I hate it when the teenagers in teen movies come of as fake or people you can't really identify with.
The fans seem to be happy, so the movie must be doing something right.

I give Twilight a D+


P.S Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Seasons 1-3 are now on, a far better love story between a girl and a vampire.

I wanted to quit...

It has been well over a month it feels since I last posted on the blog. I write in this blog for myself first and foremost, but I would like to think that the other half of catchaflick gets a kick out of what I say about the stuff we have seen. Speaking of Sam I am sure that a lot of readers of this blog miss what he has to say about movies, I know I do. He may or may not return, if the comments from our readers increased, he may just drop us a post once in awhile.
As for me, I have felt the need to follow other interests other than writing about movies. Writing a script is more difficult than I thought, this is the other interest if you didn't know. Maybe when I get DSL at my house, which is sooner than later, the blogs will start post more often.
Almost 4 months into the new year without a post on a movie from 2009. I may continue to do this or maybe not, time will tell. If you read the blog sorry for the lack of posts, but thanks for reading.