Sunday, May 02, 2010

Losing My Religion

Headed out for a matinee of Sylvain White's The Losers (2010) not expecting much. And it lived up to that. However, I did enjoy seeing the smoking hot Zoe Saldana writhe around onscreen. Thought Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Evans were both fine. Really liked Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) the best from that group. Overall kinda just meh but not terrible. I'd see it again I'm sure.

Wasn't really in the mood for Yoshitaro Nomura's The Demon a.k.a. Kichiku (1979) but wanted to get this disc back to Netflix after sitting on it for over a week. Why wasn't I up for it? Similar to Nobody Knows, this is a brutal depiction of unwanted children. Ken Ogata is the father trying to cope w/caring for his kids born out of wedlock. Ultimately he decides he'd be better off without and looks for ways to dispatch his 3 children. The drama is intense and tough to watch at times but a very heartfelt film.

Had Will Smith's Seven Pounds (2008) from the library and was due back so forced-watched this one. Was confused as all hell during the first half until enough of the flashbacks began to add up. Didn't care for it or the schmaltzy pay-off. Also can't believe this film has a 7.6 at IMDB. WTH?

Needing a breather after that went for comedy relief in Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) via NWI. Now this is a film I can stand behind. Loved the Bud & Lou flicks as a child and it's great how well they hold up. So much appreciation for Bela Lugosi & Lon Chaney Jr for reprising their famous roles for this horror comedy. Just the flick I needed to cap the night.
  • May New: 5
  • May Re-watch: 3
  • May Total: 8
  • 2010 TOTAL: 263

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