Friday, March 17, 2006

Movie Review - Crash

Wednesday night has been movie night at our house for some time because we don't have any TV shows we watch on Wednesday. It's dumb I know, but I do love some Tuesday's Boston Legal (though I could do without their recent democratic propaganda crap), and Monday Nights "How I Met Your Mother" has got to be the funniest show on Television right now. If you're not watching it, you need to. Neil Patrick Harris plays a guy that everyone has as a friend. The best way to describe him...Mike. If you watch that show at least once, you'll get an idea what it's like to have Mike as a friend. It's hilarious. In short, we reserve Wednesday for movie night because we like our shows.

Anyway, we Netflixed and watched Crash the other night since it won Best Picture. I wanted to see what all the hype was about as did my hot wife. If you haven't seen it, it's good. It's basically about racism, some of it is extreme and stereotypical, and some of it is funny. A lot of it is true in some cases, but some of it is just hollywood mess. I'd like to think that none of that could ever happen but somehow I think it does and it has. Don Cheadle opens the movie by saying "I don't think we feel anything anymore. We just crash in to each other so we can feel it." It's not exact, but something to that effect. The movie is enjoyable, but I don't think it was the best picture of the year. I would say it's a movie you should see, just because it's a good movie. I don't think you're going to learn a big life lesson from it, but you'll be well entertained for an hour and 50 minutes to say the least.

In other news I've taken time to watch Bloodrayne, and Ultraviolet this week. I'll spare you a plot synopsis and just tell you that they are complete and total shit. I guess both movies are centered around having a hot girl as the lead role, and if you have to see one of these two, make sure it's Ultraviolet. Milla Jovavich I think acted as well as one could expect in this one. The plot is dumb and useless. Bloodrayne starred the insanely hot Kristanna Loken, Michelle Rodriguez and Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley. Maybe he's desperate in his career for movies, but this is an all time low. The acting is worse than a high school play as all lines sound like they're being read from cue cards. It's almost like the actors had a common goal to be the worst they could be. They acheived it. This movie was a total piece of crap. Save yourself the money on both counts, even if you're sick and you have to watch them...poke your eyes out instead. It will be a lot less painful.

Tonight is the highly anticipated V for Vendetta. I have been looking forward to this movie since last summer. It was originally supposed to come out November 5th of last year, but they moved it for whatever reason. Tonight, Mike and I are seeing hte 8:30 show so expect a full review. I think this is going to be awesome. I can't get my hot wife to go with us, but it's her loss really. I'll have to force her to watch the DVD when it comes out. That's all for now, Happy St. Patrick's day!



And Raul, if you and Mike don't like this movie, there is something seriously wrong with you. Seriously.

You have no idea how much of a happy dance I did when I realized they were showing it here last night at 10:00. I thought it would be sold out. I was one of four people there.

Their loss.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 12:35 PM  
Oh, and once you watch them start to seriously bomb London, you'll remember that they moved the release date because of the bombing of the London Underground. You'll see why.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 12:36 PM  
I read the same thing about Ultraviolet on someone else's blog. I could tell it wasn't my kind of movie just by watching the previews, but I thought others might like it...I guess not.
posted by Blogger Chas at 8:26 AM  
I hope V for Vendetta is good. I really can't tell from the previews.
posted by Anonymous Interblogger at 4:55 PM  
My wife went and saw Ultraviolet this week, while I was slaving away, and she said it sucked. She said you could just about predict the dialog.

any how tonight I'm chauferring her around town as she tie's on one for her birthday! Should be fun.
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 5:01 PM  
Jenn - V for Vendetta was awesome. Expect my review shortly. I loved that movie.

Chas - if you really wanted to see Ultraviolet I would urge you to wait until video. It's bad. Bad doesn't seem like a strong enough word but it will have to do. Bloodrayne was bad enough to make me violent, and Ultraviolet was only slightly better.

J - V for Vendetta was awesome. Totally worth the $8 to see in the theater.

Christian - lucky you. you missed out on that movie and got to keep the hour and a half of your life you would have otherwise lost forever. Have fun on the wifes birthday. That sounds like fun.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 8:30 PM  

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