Friday, June 25, 2010

Wired for Sound

After sitting on this documentary for so long I finally spun it up. James Marsh's harrowing Man on Wire (2008) is everything you've heard it is (and remains the highest rated film at Rotten Tomatoes, as of this writing). What makes it so compelling is the realization that in a post-9/11 world, this high wire feat on the twin towers could never happen (at least how they pulled it off back in 1974). Captivating throughout.

From NWI, dug into the DC Universe animated feature Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010). Very solid storyline of an alternate Earth where the "heroes" are really the villains. Lex Luthor travels to our Earth to enlist the aid of the Justice League to save the alternate Earth. Decent animation & story w/solid voice work altho why they chose Billy Baldwin over Kevin Conroy for Batman is beyond me. Conroy is the voice the Batman! Like other recent DC animated features, it's quite violent. Thankfully.

Also on NWI I took several notes during The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) marking those I haven't seen. Surprisingly, many of the films featured in this I have seen (most are bad cinema staples). If you enjoy bad movies this is a worth watching to notate the films for future viewings.
  • June New: 50
  • June Re-watch: 6
  • June Total: 56
  • 2010 TOTAL: 379

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