Movie List, Nov 2009

Nov 2009
Recommended Movies

500 Days of Summer (2009)
Away We Go (2009)
Black Dynamite (2009)
Broken Embraces (2009)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Chéri (2009)
Flow:  For Love of Water (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Julie and Julia (2009)
Moon (2009)
Pontypool (2008)
Precious:  Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (2009)
Shorts (2009)
The Damned United (2009)
Zombieland (2009)

  • In The Answer Man (2009), you will find well-known, established actors like Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham and Nora Dunn.  You will also be delighted by the presence of indie heartthrobs Olivia Thirlby and Kat Dennings.  What you will waste your time in is a dragging plot with no new lesson pondered or question answered.
  • Paranormal Activity (2009) is, in my guess, supposed to be scary.  It’s not.  It also does not offer any value art-wise or literature-wise.
  • Everything about Post-Grad (2009) is mediocre.  That is all you really need to know.
  • The main theme for My Sister’s Keeper (2009) is really compelling, something that may not have already been done before.  Parents engineer a child to save the life of another child.  The younger one grows up and decides she no longer wants to give her body parts for the other child.  A legal battle ensues.  On the onset this sounds a lot like a courtroom-family drama, but this particular movie focuses on the family part too much and uses the courtroom just once for a dramatic climax.  With the combination of all the known movie clichés, a unique dilemma turns into a painfully overwrought drama.  There is an interesting twist in the end, but after you have been subjected to the dragging parts that make up the whole movie, it no longer matters.
  • Fish Tank is elaborately-plotted, brilliantly acted, loaded with intelligent provocations and leaves questions lingering for its viewers to ponder for many days on end.  However, there is nothing pretty and happy about this movie, except perhaps its main character, played by the talented and beautiful Katie Jarvis.  One might argue about the most effective media of sending socially relevant messages across, that it is perhaps more affecting to read about the dismal conditions that raise the kids of today in newspapers or books or watch them in documentaries, where facts are presented as they are, than have them hidden under fictional characters and situations.  If you prefer the truth journalistically delivered to you, rather than watch some person’s imagination of it in feature films, this is not the movie for you.




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