Thursday, February 03, 2011

Movies I Have Seen Recently

As well as a few kid's movies I have seen recently, I have also seen some worthy 'grown-up' ones as well.

Today I saw True Grit, the new movie from the Coen brothers. Having not seen the original 1969 production with John Wayne I had nothing to compare it with.
The scenery and sets were fantastic. The language was fantastic. It all looked and sounded authentic to me (although I am not a Western aficionado).
And I could almost smell the characters. So grimy.
Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld were so good in their roles, as was Matt Damon - although I didn't even realise it was him until half way through the movie.
A must see.

I can understand why there have been so many rave reviews about Natalie Portman in Black Swan. She portrayed the descent into madness very convincingly, as well as the physique and skill of a ballerina.
I am also a big fan of Mila Kunis, and enjoyed seeing her in a 'big' production too.
There were times I hid behind my hands in this movie.
Not a movie I would recommend for everyone though.

Morning Glory was fun.
It was the one 'laugh out loud' movie I saw over Summer.
Especially the situations the weather man was put through.

I was expecting a brilliant movie with the King's Speech, and it was.
It had humour, and history, and humanity, all rolled into one.
The friendship that developed between King George VI (Colin Firth) and Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) was so special, and I can imagine, rare with someone in the position of a monarch.
Definitely another must see.


Seraphim sigh said...

And I saw every one of those movies with you.

Jenny said...

I know. I just thought of that tonight.

Seraphim sigh said...

Was going to say that I couldn't pick a favourite but I think "The King's Speech" actually just pips the others at the post.