…fight spam…

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

May 28th, 2005

I’m still having trouble starting posts, usually at Sudsy, and then leaving before I finish it… although sometimes the post is started at home, and I leave for Sudsy before I finish it. I just get so distracted, too many things in my head competing for brain space and attention.

But… I’m going to finish a blog entry! I’ve seen two movies in the last 48 hours, both of which were excellent. Last night we saw “Head-On” (or Gegen Die Wand, the German title). I shall now attempt to write a brief review without resorting to cheap cliches like “gripping” and “real-life” and blah blah blah. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a movie about two Turkish immigrants in Germany (well, one of the characters was born in Germany) – strangers – who get married because the woman wants to escape her smothering family (very traditional Muslims) and the man wants… well, we’re not entirely sure why he agrees, except it’s an opportunity to do something to help someone else. Did I mention they met at a mental health clinic because both of them were suicidal? Really, it was a LOT better than I’m describing. DH and I have cultivated a taste for non-Hollywood, frequently foreign cinema because quite frankly most of what comes out of Hollywood today is total crap. “Head-On” moved me to tears, had me really caring about what happened to the characters, and left me feeling like I’d seen something really special.

Tonight we went to see “Kung Fu Hustle.” A totally different genre from “Head-On,” it’s a comedic send-up of kung fu movies, but complete with all the cool kung fu moves and special effects. It is FUNNY. Ebert wasn’t kidding when he said it’s Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meets Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny. But really, the most important thing is that it’s a comedy.

Next we want to see “Kontroll” (Hungarian), “Ladies in Lavender” (Dame Judy Dench and Maggie Smith), and “Kingdom of Heaven” (Hollywood, or as I’ve been putting it, the Orlando Bloomfest, which is perfectly okay with me).

Mmmmm. Hot days, cool nights, and good cinema. I love summer.

Posted by Claire at 12:07 AM | Watch It | Comments (1) | Tweet This Post

One Response to “Incomplete”

  1. Review: Kung Fu Hustle

    Lots of positive comments on Kung Fu Hustle and lots of comparisons to Bugs Bunny….

Leave a Reply

=^..^= =^..^= =^..^= =^..^=

…claire lives here…
Powered by
WordPress 3.9
Copyright © 2002-2014
Claire Luna Lundberg