PDQ Reviews: Round 2

‘Cause I’m just too lazy at the moment.

Match Point: Laughable in areas. Reminded me of Dial M For Murder a little bit.

Being John Malkovich: Crazy.

My Blueberry Nights: Beautiful, slow pacing, great performances from the men. :)

Thelma and Louise: Stands the test of time; better than I thought it would be. Love the Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid homage, which brings up some interesting questions about that film as well…

Stand By Me: A treat that I found in the $5 bin at WalMart. Nostalgic goodness.

[And I’ll toss this one in for Rick’s reading pleasure. ;-) ]

My Kid Could Paint That: Fascinating story and discussion of art. Technically lacking, however.

NetFlix Update

1. The Girl in the Café (Dir. David Yates)

Why Did You Pick That?

Two reasons: It’s been in my queue for over a year. 2. Bill Nighy.

2. My Blueberry Nights (Dir. Kar Wai Wong)

Why Did You Pick That?

The preview and the cast sold me.

3. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud / Marjane Satrapi)

Why Did You Pick That?

I’ll watch any animated film that challenges Pixar at the Academy Awards. And  I’ve been wanting to see more different animation styles.

DVD Releases 7/1

1. My Blueberry Nights
Why? Awesome preview.

2. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Why? It’s directed by Paul Schrader and it’s a Criterion release.

3. Vantage Point

4. Drillbit Taylor

5. Meet the Browns

6. Only the Valiant