Tuesday, November 03, 2009

October movies

Didn't see a ton of movies in October. I actually saw the terrible Quarantine a month or two ago but forgot to write it down. That is a sign a film is not worth remembering. It was a good month anyway as I saw six films that I got paid to write about! I got to see one of my all time favorites that had a part of the first ever poll on CineRobot (The Thing) and SJ and I watched Pretty In Pink as part two in her Molly Ringwald trilogy. We've actually got a John Hughes education/appreciation rally at my house every so often.

Capitalism: A Love Story---2009---usa   ***
The Invention of Lying---2009---usa   **1/2
Zombieland---2009---usa   ***
American Harmony---2009---usa   ***
Bright Star---2009---australia   ****
Meet Bill---2007---usa   **
Sugar Hill---1973---usa   *1/2
Quarantine---2008---usa   *1/2
Pretty In Pink---1986---usa   ****
Paranormal Activity---2009---usa   ***1/2
The Thing---1982---usa   *****!
Good Hair---2009---usa   ***
Near Dark---1987---usa  ****


Vern Snackwell said...

so you're into remakes now?

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

Which remake are you talking about? The great one (THE THING) or the absolutely crappy one (QUARINTINE). I didn't know the latter was a remake until it was over.

Not really counting THE THING in my remake boycott since I've seen it a bunch of times...plus, my whole thing with remakes is that when THE THING ('82 version) came out it was harder to find the first version. Maybe. Nowadays, you find the original cult films every where you look--Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon...where ever.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

Vern Snackwell said...

quarantine. the thing deserves to be grandfathered in.

i knew that quarantine was a remake before you watched it, but then i had to wait an extra month to call you on it since you forgot to list it! the original, [rec], is much more effective even though quarantine is pretty much a scene-for-scene remake.