Real Steel

I watched this on Friday night and had relatively low expectations of it. However, I have to admit to really enjoying it. Sure, it’s a slightly cheesy feel good film which is very family orientated, but if you know what you’re getting what’s wrong with that? Nothing in my book.

I thought that whilst it was relatively predictable it was thoroughly enjoyable and very entertaining. Well worth the watch if you ask me.

John Carter

I went to see this film over the weekend despite the terrible reviews it has been getting. Part of me wanted to see it just because the reviews are bad, and also in part because I just don’t really trust anything that film critics say.

So, what was it like. Well, frankly, I enjoyed it. Sure, it isn’t some masterpiece, but I’ve seen much worse films, in fact much much worse. The story was ok, the characters were ok, there were one or two surprises and the effects were good. Most of all it didn’t seem to take itself too seriously. I liked that.

John Carter isn’t going to be remembered as a great film or maybe even a good film by some, but as a piece of entertainment I thought it did a good job and whilst I wouldn’t go out and buy the DVD, I’d almost certainly watch it when it comes out on TV in however long that now takes.

True Grit

I’d been waiting to see the remake of True Grit for a long time, and last night I finally got round to it. Sadly it was a big disappointment. Or that is to say that it was a big disappointment for me. I didn’t like the changes to the story and the way the ending was changed.

Overall it seemed to be a darker story than the original, with less hope in it, and I think that’s a mistake. Still, it’s just my opinion, and most of all it made me want to see the original again, which I really should own.

Logan’s Run

I haven’t seen this for ages and noticed it was on Film 4. Even though it’s a very old film now it’s still a good story, and the concept’s been used many many times in newer films. I may have to buy this film now.

Inception (the app this time)

I’ve been using this off and on over the last few days and I think I’m actually enjoying it more than I did when it first came out. I’d deleted it off my iPhone so I’d lost all the ‘dreams’ that I’d unlocked, but that doesn’t really matter.

I really love the whole augmented audio concept, and couple with the fact that I really love Inception the movie, the app is a natural fit.

Haven’t got on so well with their Dimensions app so far though. Perhaps I should give it another try.

Inception

I watched Inception again. What an excellent film. I’d forgotten quite a few parts of the film and I couldn’t remember just how tense it got. It made me want to try out the Inception app again.

The Green Hornet

I watched the Green Hornet tonight. I’d heard it was rubbish, but actually I thought it wasn’t too bad on the whole. A bit cheesy and silly, but fun and overall quite watchable. Perhaps it was just that my expectations were set very low?

Anyway, I had fun.

V for Vendetta

It is a little tradition of mine to watch this film every 5th of November. It is an excellent film and every time I see it again I remember just how excellent it is.

True Grit

My favourite films are a strange and largely unconnected bunch, and when one of the ‘older’ ones gets a remake it is a big deal. There are some films that I just think should never be remade, like the Blues Brothers for example. Others, like True Grit could be great. Time will tell.

At least I think that Jeff Bridges will be great in the roll, and I do think that Matt Damon is a good solid actor. So it should be a good movie. I won’t have to wait long to find out.

Rushmore

I watched this film after a long time the other night and was so impressed again by how good it is.

I’ve been a fan of Wes Anderson since I first saw The Royal Tenenbaums a few years ago, and apart from one film I like all his work.