Moon is an excellent sci-fi movie, and I don’t mean monster-of-the-week sci-fi. Watch it at your first opportunity.
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Wall-E is highly recommended. The story is simpler than the Incredibles, but I’d say I enjoyed the movie just as much. It is amazing how much character they can put into something that barely speaks. As usual the CG was a step up. I look forward to Pixar’s next.
Wanted was odd. I think I can only sum it up as well executed, but ridiculous. It’s getting hard to like action movies these days. -Spoiler- During the final rampage the main character shoots someone in the eye with a magnum, stabs the gun into his head, and then carries the body as a shield while still shooting through it. I just don’t feel like the target audience anymore. Am I supposed to watch that and go “Oh OHHH. THAT WAS SO BADASS I WISH I COULD DO THAT.”? -End Spoiler-
Killer Shrimp was very tasty. It is a shame that the Marina Del Rey location is closing. There are others though and if one is near you I’d recommend giving it a try.
And lastly, big band in Chinatown:
So one great thing about Netflix, of course, is that it recommends stuff for you based on how you have rated things.
Last night I wasn’t doing much so I took a look at the recommended on demand movies, and saw Bullitt.
Why hasn’t anyone recommended this movie to me before?!?
I love action movies and I’ve never heard of it.
It is known for the car chase, as it was apparently one of the first to have such a large chase in it. Even now it still seems well done. I loved the slow build up to it. The pace of the entire movie is somewhat slow and deliberate but I don’t think it suffers for it.
These days the ‘cop who breaks the rules’ always seems to be a bit crazy, or a guy with ‘nothing to lose’. Example: Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon. But this character is far from it. He’s calm and contemplative. He does what needs to be done, but he’s not flashy.
Like Bullitt’s response when Chalmers threatens to crucify him politically when the case takes a wrong turn:
You work your side of the street, and I’ll work mine.
Are there any other classic movies that have slipped by me? Leave a comment.