Dan In Real Life (2007)
Was about what I expected. Funny especially with Dane Cook and worth several one liners, but overall, hard to believe the story especially in the end. Worth seeing though.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Absolutely the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. The Joker was phenomenal. Putting Heath’s death aside for a moment, his portrayal of the Joker could have easily bought him the Oscar. I’ve seen the movie twice now and I’d see it even more just for his performance. This movie was definitely a turning point in superhero movies. It dealt with emotion and the inner-battle of characters rather than completely on blowing things up and seeing what special effects can be used. Heath became something completely out of his character as an actor. I’m so glad he got this part done before his untimely passing because now he has a legacy to leave behind instead of leaving behind his Brokeback Mountain legacy. The action scenes also didn’t disappoint with the semi-truck scene being easily one of my favorites. I loved the way the bad guys were portrayed with the Joker being down and gritty instead of the “fashionable” Joker of the old show and movies. The explanation of Two-Face was also well done and I truly enjoyed all that it had to offer. Can’t wait to see it again.
Shia’s going to be huge, from disturbia to transformers. He’s got a style all his own. Definitely Hitchcock’s Rear Window for teens, but done well.
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Horrible. Absolutely horrible. I realize Sam Raimi was poking fun at the genre but he might as well have teamed with the Wayans Brothers. Was uncomfortable through the whole film & lost interest a third of the way through.