Monday, December 7, 2009

Drive By Post: Weekend Movie Viewings

I see a lot of movies, and managed to catch two in theatres this weekend. Here are my brief thoughts (then back to studying).

New Moon: I saw it as a glimpse into the psyche of a modern tween girl. Apparently they like awkward looking, buff, consistently shirtless men. I have moral objections to the Twilight series, but that's for another entry. For now, I'll say the movie wasn't great, but hearing the excited squeals of the tweens in the audience, and the sheer awkwardness of numerous shirtless men on-screen was amusement enough for me. Keep your shirts on boys, a little mystery is good for a woman on occasion.

Fantastic Mr. Fox: This one was fun. It was an adult movie hidden in a kids movie. The animation was fantastic, and it was hilarious. George Clooney especially did a great job voicing his character, Mr. Fox. Another excellent Wes Anderson film.

After studying, I think I'm gonna put in Love, Actually. First Christmas movie of the season!

And now I leave you with more great movie music: The Lonely Shepherd by Gheorghe Zamfir, from Kill Bill.


  1. I also got a glimpse into the tween girl psyche after watching New Moon, shirtless guys never hurt anyone, except vampires and humans (that joke doesn't seem as funny typed out)...

    Anyways, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on any good Christmas movies, I just love them!

  2. Unfortunately, I haven't seen too many of them (haven't even seen A Christmas Story...). However, I do like the standard Miracle on 34th Street, and It's a Wonderful Life. As for modern films: Elf and Love Actually are my favourites.