Monday, January 24, 2011

Movie Bits

I see a lot of movies that I don't always post about on this blog.  Sometimes I'm not inspired to write.  Other times, I don't have the time to write.  And sometimes I'm just lazy.  In order to make this blog more robust and to keep a better record of what I see, for 2011 I'm going to be rolling out posts where  I write one line or two about flicks I've seen, but don't give a full treatment.  So here goes...

MacheteMachete-- I had a free credit from Amazon on demand and so I rented this Robert Rodriguez flick.  I'm glad I didn't pay for it. While I like the Grindhouse films, this faux B movie schlock was more than over-the-top.  If you see it, please don't see it for money.

The Lottery--This documentary is a perfect companion-piece to Waiting for Superman.  While the latter takes a broad view of America's broken public education system, The Lottery is more focused on NYC families rolling the dice to get into successful charter school with limited space.  Both films are worth your time.

Blue ValentineBlue Valentine--This movie is about a couple whose marriage is falling apart.  While it's been getting some Oscar buzz, I was more enamored by Ryan Gossling's performance than the story itself.  Michelle Williams did a good job too.  Go see it.

Joan Rivers:A Piece of Work--Never has a title so accurately described a movie.  This documentary on the comedienne gives a real insight into her life and work.  I always knew she was mouthy, but I didn't know she cursed worse than a sailor in some of her stand-up.  I enjoyed this doc very much.

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