Thursday, September 2, 2010

Short Movie Reviews

Fanny Hill was not great, but surprisingly similar to the book. Also strange that I only got as far in the movie as I did in the book... Perhaps it is just not my thing. Rebecca Night does a nice job of playing the sweet and innocent young Fanny, and the smoldering and worldly older Fanny. She is très hawt.

Verdict: Nice period piece, but nothing special.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is a lot of fun, in the mirror universe fashion. James Woods as the mirror Batman (Owlman) was great, and Wonder Woman and her opposite, Super Woman, got to kick much ass. I could have done without Mark Harmon, but I always say that. This is not your typical Bruce Timm affair, though it follows nicely. I would have liked to hear more of the regular voice work, but you can't have everything, and hey, Billy Baldwin has to eat too. Right?

Verdict: A load of fun.

The Kite Runner another tear jerker book turned into as film. The story is quite surprising; that of a young boy with a highly ethical father, who has trouble with ethics himself. He learns that his father was not quite as ethical as he claimed, and redeems himself of his own flaws. Islam and the Taliban are only a backdrop in the film. It could be anything else with opposing sides. I am sure the book goes deeper into the religious aspect. (DVD)

Verdict: Very enjoyable. Perhaps not what you expect it to be.

Piranha 3-D is fun, fun, fun. And gory. It starts with a huge fan-service bang, and for the most part just keeps running. If you like titties and blood, this is your film. The 3D seems to have been an after thought, as most of the 3D effects are pretty lame, although, they are not just poking shit at you for two hours... This is my first modern 3D film, so I am not sure what they are typically doing with it these days. (Theatre)

Verdict: Great, stupid, fun film.

She Killed in Ecstasy pits Soledad Miranda against a team of Franco regulars, doctors who disgraced her husband. Avenging his death, by suicide, she sets out to finish off the three men and one woman she feels are responsible. While erotic, this one is less "dirty" than some of the other Franco/Miranda efforts. The scenery is beautiful, though the sets are over-sparse at times. A little pre-Tarantino Reservoir Dogs as Miranda ties a doctor, played by Franco, to a chair and cuts him to death while some rather jaunty music plays in the background. (DVD)

Verdict: Beautiful Franco film. Short and to the point.


Kal said...
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Kal said...

"Sure we both looked into the abyss - but when the abyss looked back at us - YOU BLINKED! - COOLEST LINE IN A BATMAN CARTOON EVER.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I kid Billy Baldwin. He was a good Bats. Batman was pretty dark in this one, wasn't he?

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