Saw a good portion of The Last Samurai again in between trying to calm a (likely) teething baby. That movie never gets old.
Tom Cruise is one of those guys that you absolutely hate offscreen, but when he's acting, you've got to admit he's pretty damned good at it.
And Ken Watanabe could portray a glass of milk and it would be Oscar-worthy.
Throw in samurai (and even some ninjas! Wooooooo!!) and a tragic, Braveheart-esque story, and this is a classic.
It wasn't until I saw The Last Samurai and Colateral that I actually thought Tom Cruise was a good actor. Then he went all looney tunes.
It's not that it was a particularly bad movie it's just that you could literally figure out the entire damn thing within minutes. They really didn't try and keep you in suspense.
watched Sky High last night on HBO. thought the movie was cute and funny, plus Kelly Preston in tights, can't beat it. the plot was decent as far as Superhero movies go.
the storylinewas good, a kid born of two Superhero parents who doesn't know what his superhero power is, goes to Sky High, the school for SuperHero's in training and gets cast as a sidekick, much to the dislike of his father (Kurt Russell). after seeing his friends in danger, the young superhero releases his powers are superstrenght like his father, and later in the movie discovers that he also has the ability of flight like his mother.
if you want a good / cute movie to laugh at rent this one or catch it on cable. also has some cute superheroines and villians. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (from Black Christmas) plays the villian, pain in the neck. also has Linda Carter as the principal in the flick, would have loved to see her in the Wonder Woman costume, but she does use a line towards the end of the flick, she says something like, "you know, I'm not Wonder Woman."
I thought it was a decent movie.
I watched those Motherf***ing Snakes on a Motherf***ing Plane last night. It was a fun movie.
Watched You Me and Dupree last night. A decent movie with some funny points. Its not Wedding Crashers or 40YOV funny, but decent.
Saw Red Eye on Cinemax the other night. Wasn't bad, but I could've found a better way to spend an hour and a half.