Restrepo: I feel the need to post about this movie. It’s incredibly powerful.
Prometheus: Prometheus is beautiful. I don’t really know how to explain it. There is just an indescribable way that it puts the fear in you. I haven’t seen any of the Alien movies so I have no preconceived notions or expectations from this movie in respect to being a sequel, and I think this is the best way to approach this movie. You must avoid trying to link the film to Alien in a plot sense, and appreciate the way Scott and the cast are telling this very unique story. My favorite part of the move is how the visual treatment and audio work so well together. The music is always complimentary, but never invisible. It adds depth to the already thick and glossy futuristic visuals, on the ship, and to the hellish and primitive style of the moons environment. I also really appreciate how these two visual styles, as well as their subjects, interact with each other. When the android David first initiates the play-back of the holographic video in the tunnel, it truly captivates you, it holds you over the edge of the cliff and drops you, before catching you by the foot and pulling you back to safety, before kicking you off again. I’m done talking about it.
The Avengers: Now, my typical criticisms of hollywood action/superhero flicks can be applied here as well: flat performances, clichéd screen writing, and overal poor directing. However, this one did have me on the edge of my seat for the better part of the movie, I think mostly thanks to a few good sound cuts. My real problem with the movie was the CGI. Most of the big stuff is there and it looks fantastic. The textures and creation of structure and form are fantastic. But there are a few green screen scenes that just look utterly unprofessional and outdated. Still worth a look to wrap up the series for you.
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Safe: Safe is a great action movie. I’m not sure wether it’s me noticing these things more as I develop as a design student, but Boaz Yakin (the director) has a good grasp on space and people’s interaction with it. In fight scenes you see good use of the environment, you see a good use of reflection and other phenomenon in the environment to frame and display shots. The writing has some very good little nuances tied in with racism and the general New York environment. The plot is very predictable and the acting is sub par when Jason Statham isn’t in the shot, but its overall a pretty good movie and worth a watch.
Donnie Darko: Honestly, this is the first good movie I have seen in a very long time. That’s why I started this up again.
It’s really interesting, I mean, I’m not going to do a good job explaining it, but that’s not really why Iwrite these, and I’m sure no one ever reads them through, so I wont even try. Its fantastically shot and has a very complex plot. It deals with a lot of great themes though and does most of them well. If you dont really like culty classics then dont watch it. End of story. End of review. Its good.
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The Trip: An interesting movie which takes a new perspective on modern romance, friendship, and nationalism. Some really powerful scenes involving cellphones and long distance relationship.
"Piledriver Waltz" - Submarine Soundtrack - Alex Turner
“If you’re gonna try and walk on water make sure you wear your comfortable shoes.”