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I've watched several movies recently and they are definitely worth talking about.

Sleepaway Camp
An early 80's slasher flick which has managed to garner some minor amount of cult status. The vast majority of it is pretty lame with little bits of totally gory violence. It's about this summer camp where people start dying, but it tries to play itself off as more realistic than Friday the 13th. It has the craziest 'surprise' ending I've ever seen, though. If you like the horror slashers and haven't seen it, it's totally worth watching. If you don't care for the slasher movies, ignore this last paragraph.

Saw
One of the big gross out horror films of the 2000s. I finally got around to watching it when it was given to me for my birthday. I loved this movie. Granted, there is some plot holes that are not explained and a bit of suspension of disbelief, but I don't think that hurts the movie. Leaving you in the dark about the killer and how everything actually works out is a good way to scare the audience and it works. Watching the movie makes me really excited for the sequel, which comes out on the 28th of October.

Good Night and Good Luck
George Clooney knows how to make a good movie. He is rarely in a bad film, and knows how to make potentially boring content into something interesting. In this movie, he takes a look at the McCarthyism in the 1950s through the eyes of Edward R. Murrow. It's very interesting and enjoyable, even if the movie moves a little slow and doesn't have a obvious flow in the storyline of the movie. It's still an important movie and it is fascinating to watch. I highly recommend this movie.

Batman Begins
Oh wow. Is this the perfect superhero movie or what? Now, granted it might be harder for those who are unfamiliar with the comic to completely appreciate this movie, but there is so much to like here. The perfect and much needed focus on the Batman himself, having two of the best villians Batman ever faced, the awesome look of Gotham City without the darkness of Tim Burton's blurry vision! It's everything I hoped for and wanted in a Batman movie. Why the hell did I miss this movie in the theaters? What the fuck was I thinking?

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erik
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
How did you get to see "Good Night" already? Sneak preview?
patrick
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
It opened last friday. It's playing at the Guild 45th.
erik
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Son of a bitch! I didn't know it was out yet.
patrick
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
sucka! i thought you were paying attention! ebert reviewed it last week, come on!
erik
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
No he hasn't:

opening this week
Capote (10/21)
North Country (10/21)
Stay (10/21)
Good Night, and Good Luck (10/21)
Doom (10/21)

That's his list of yet-to-be-reviewed movies.

Don't know how the Guild and the Uptown are showing "Good Night" already, but it hasn't had its proper "full release" yet.
patrick
Oct. 19th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, he reviewed it on Ebert and Roeper, though. But I guess they are on a different schedule? They gave it two thumbs up.
elsnaibs
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Good Night and Good Luck was an awesome film that will definately be picking up.

SAW. What can I say about it. I loved, LOVED the premise. There were some definate scary moments and gruesome parts that stuck with me, but the acting. OH GOD THE ACTING! I expected much more from Cary Elwes, and the director should not have cast the writer in the film at all. The dialoge itself wasn't too bad, but I liked the premise more than the actual words exchanged in the movie. Plus it's a scary movie and I wasn't in it for poetry. But I really felt the acting was weak.

I hope they can bring the acting up a few notches with the second film, and can keep the premise fresh.
patrick
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
The acting was thw scariest part of Saw. I liked Danny Glover a lot in it, though. The premise was just so good that I let the faults be forgiven.
elsnaibs
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
You are much more forgiving than me. I'm a bastard.

Danny Glover, however, did a fine job!
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