Film roundup 2K6
Movies I Really Liked
- Little Miss Sunshine
This movie was shown on the plane yesterday! I've never heard a plane laugh so much. I really loved watching this film in the theater. The movie after it on the plane featured Aaron Eckhart, William Hurt, Ian McKellen, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and, yes, Brittany Murphy. I didn't have the earphones in, but it looked liked a start-studded piece of shit.
Sure it was mean. But so is America.
- Stranger Than Fiction
Entertainment Weekly looked down on this movie as "Charlie Kaufman Lite." Since when does Kaufman get sole dibs on Cinematic post-modernism?! Beautiful performances abounded and a sneaker ending that had me in tears. I think the problem was that the film was marketed as a comedy. I don't think it was.
- Little Children
A special shout out goes to the narrator from Frontline who adds even more bizarre to this gem of a film. Among the most enjoyable voiceover narrators because it actually became a character
Movies I Should Have Seen But Haven't
- The Last King Of Scotland
- United 93
- A Scanner Darkly
- The Queen
- Half Nelson
- Casino Royale
- An Inconvenient Truth
- Volver (in English)
I saw it in Spanish in March. I would love to understand the other 75% of it.
What the Hell Was This Movie and Why did they Name it That?
- Failure to Launch
Why I saw less movies in 2006
- Boyfriend with alternative work schedule who sees many movies without me
- I saw a lot of plays this year (somewhat embarssingly, watching my own play took up a lot of early summer)
- TV is tending to be better