April 6, 2008

A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

Posted in Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family-Oriented, Movies at 11:06 pm by inflickted

There is a general opinion that the two live action movie adaptations of Dr. Seuss’s books fall short and do not achieve the atmosphere the books create. I grew up without any real exposure to Dr. Seuss’s work, so I got to appreciate “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Cat in the Hat” purely off their film viewing merits. And I must honestly say I didn’t completely dislike them. Jim Carrey was excellent as the Grinch but I can’t say the same for the rest of the actors. As for Mike Myers portraying The Cat, he was off-putting but the movie was entertaining all the same (ironically, thanks to the rest of the actors).

Since then, the wife of Dr. Seuss was quoted saying her husband’s work will never be adapted in live action films. Thanks to advanced technology in animation nowadays, we who are still getting to know these great stories are given a chance still to appreciate them and see them come to life through the silver screen. Another great story from the wonderful author, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!

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April 3, 2008

There Are No Clean Getaways

Posted in Crime, Drama, Movies, Thriller at 9:44 pm by inflickted

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I have always loved gruesome movies. I think the number of horror film reviews I posted here can prove that. I have seen fountains of blood and chopped of limbs. It is one genre of the cinema that has a special place in my heart. And, if the gore is coupled with excellent story-tellers, what more can I ask for!

The Coen brothers are no strangers to gore and violence. They have created magnificent films and their latest offering is no exception. No Country For Old Men, is a suspense drama that is  set in the western times of Texas. The story and the characters are fueled by fate, carnage, and chances. It is a faithful adaptation of the 2005 novel of Cormac McCarthy.

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