Old School (2003)
This is an all time classic movie. The cast is amazingly hilarious and there are so many funny one liners that I can’t even fit them all in this little box. “You’re my boy Blue!”
Probably the best musical i’ve ever seen, especially since it wasn’t stagy like most. It was raw and a great way for the two to get their music heard. As far as the story goes, it was lackluster and unequivelant to the rest of the film. Watch it for the music not the plot!
The Onion Movie (2008)
Best parts include Steven Seagal playing Steven Seagal in Cockpuncher. Loved the integration of the skits into the whole movie. Didn’t expect much from it and it didn’t disappoint, but wasn’t anything genius. If you like MadTV and SNL, you’ll love this.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Nothing against Howard Hawks, but this film was all over the place. It was unfocused and unbelievable. For example, the ending was so unrealistic, that a woman would completely give up and stay with Cary Grant with the smallest notion possible. The love story should have been focused on, but instead you make an hour long film into an almost 2 hour film with the addition of a brother-killing pilot storyline. I just missed the point of this film and it became excruciating. I’m not for blinding giving a film 4 or 5 stars just because it’s black and white and from the B&W era. Howard Hawks was amazing for his time, but it doesn’t mean everything he touched was gold. (Bringing Up Baby for example, the worst film I’ve ever seen to date (seriously). I’m a film student and I’m still not convinced. Sure, we couldn’t be where we are today if it hadn’t been for those in the past, but that doesn’t mean everything that made was spectacular. That aside, the performances were great, and I loved seeing all the characters from Cary Grant to Jean Arthur, to the Kid and his nemesis Killogan and the two pilots fighting for Jean’s steak dinner.
Cute deaf child who is actually deaf in real life by the way. See this movie if for nothing else but her performance. Seriously.
The Orphanage (2007)
As good or better than Pan’s Labyrinth. Very awesome shot selections, especially the ones in the dark and the twist ending made the movie even better. Hopefully del Toro keeps these movies coming.