Monday, January 28, 2008

Movies I've seen last weekend

Okay, I'm not really happy about the movies I've seen and only one stood out of this mediocre group of flicks! And that's Juno, Juno is funny, witty, weird and nerdy. There will be Blood might mean that Daniel Day Lewis will get an Oscar that he deserves for so long. So those are the only movies I'm not going to give brown stars. The rest is just plain crap or a disappointment.

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

There Will Be Blood
A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Mr. Untouchable
The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, MR. UNTOUCHABLE takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. ** Brownstars

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Agency' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe.***** Brownstars

The Golden Compass
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. ** Brownstars

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. * Brownstars

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Based on the hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. **** Brownstars (I have to add something here, I really, really disliked this movie. Why? It's a musical, that's why! I don't need a dialogs sang to me!)

The great debaters
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. ** Brownstars

We Own the Night
A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. ** Brownstars

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