Last Friday I went to see “Date Night“. Actually, I went to see another movie, but I was confused by the scheduled and arrived at incorrect time. So instead of going back home decided to see this one. Even though I didn’t particularly liked the trailer and didn’t expect much of this movie.
It wasn’t exceptional by any means – the story was average, the acting was average, there were plenty of things we’ve seen before in other movies. But somehow it still made me laugh a lot and left me with a couple of things to think about.
Good Friday evening entertainment altogether. 4 out of 5.
Even though I am a fan of both Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio and most of their works together, I didn’t want to watch “Shutter Island“. Why? Because of the trailer.
I saw the trailer several times. And every time I saw it, I thought exactly the same: “It looks nice, but it’s just not my type of the movie”. Trailer seemed to show full plot and all the highlights of the movie. And what I saw wasn’t something to bring me in.
And that’s a pity. Because I nearly missed an awesome movie! By pure accident did I go to see it yesterday, and, boy, am I happy that I did! This film is excellent on every level. There is a twisted, interesting, and engaging plot. Just when you thought you got it, it turns and changes, and goes the other way. Even when you think the movie is at the end and you know how it will end, it ends in a totally different unpredictable way.
On top of that there is a rich visual layer. Scenes go back and forward between a very desaturated, almost grey-and-white setting to very vivid colours and shapes and textures. And it happens in a very balanced matter. It’s not a colourful film, but it’s not a black-and-white either. Colours swing together with plot twists and character moods. And music.
And speaking of characters, there was some amazing acting. The cast is fantastic and these are just the people to see in the film like this.
In short, do yourself a favour – go see this film. You’ll get a little something extra from watching it on the big screen. 5 out of 5.
I just came back from the cinema, where they ran “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind“. It’s a 10 out of 10 movie and it has a range of reasons to go as high as #46 on the IMDB’s Top 250. It is one of the best movies I have seen ever. Ever.
This movie is perfect in each and every sense. There is a good story behind it. It’s original. There is good acting. Lots of it, actually. There is even more of good acting. It brings up few excellent points and makes one realize a number of things. It made me thinks of stuff that I never thought before. In short, this movie touched me.
There were few strong points cast-wise. First of all, this movie is a good proof that Jim Carrey can play drama, and not only “Ace Venture” and “The Mask”. I was suspecting this since “The Truman Show”. Secondly, it was good remind that Kate Winslet is alive and can act and that she shouldn’t be thrown out off the board of “Titanic“. And thirdly, it was good to show that Elijah Wood is not going to be Frodo all his life.
Overall, a perfect movie and a must see. It would be nice to have it in home collection also.