The Last three movies I've seen (in theaters)
1) "Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events"- I can't exactly put my finger on why I didnt like this movie. I loved the look of it, which had definite tim burton potential. The acting was alright, not Jim Carrey's best performance (except for the character of Stephano=Brilliant) and the rest of the characters were mediocre, nothing exceptional. Granted, I came into the movie a few minutes late, but with the exception of the hurricane scene, I felt detached from it in a way. All in all, it left something to be desired.
2) "Closer"- Enough with the fucking slow-mo! I swear I wanted to kill Mike Nichols for using slow-mo for the first 5 minutes of the film. But don't get me wrong, Mike Nichols is one of my favorite directors and this film did not tarnish his career by any means. I thought the acting was good and the screenplay was phenomenal. Finally, let me say that I am a complete sucker for romantic movies, so my opinion is swayed a little, but I still recommend it.
3) "Sideways"- Paul Giamatti is the king of the sad loser. He perfected it in "American Splendor" (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) but Harvey carries over into "Sideways" also. But I enjoyed the character of Jack (Thomas Hayden Church) much more than Paul Giamatti's character, Miles. The fact that Jack has the best one-liners helps his appeal, but I thought Giamatti could have done a lot more with his character. The split screens and fuzzy lighting weren't necessarily needed but they didnt hurt the film either. My favorite part of the film was the conversation between Maya (Madsen) and Miles (Giamatti). Extremely well acted, written and filmed. Overall, I'd give this film a couple stars but not a whole-hearted recommendation.
take THAT film critics of america.