Reasons to see The Dark Knight


In case you haven't seen it already, I present some reasons to see The Dark Knight aka Batman 2:

  • (at the time of writing) The Dark Knight is the highest rated movie on IMDB with a score of 9.5 average out of over 90,000 votes, beating The Godfather.
  • It was Heath Ledger's last movie and he was a great actor who's work we should respect and watch.
  • The reports I read way back when indicated he got so completely into his character that he had terrible problems pulling himself out of it afterwards.
  • Christopher Nolan directed and co-wrote it, and he did the last Batman Begins movie, The Prestige, Insomnia and Momento.
  • It has Christian Bale as Batman, who I've thought has been an awesome actor ever since making Empire of the Sun back in 1987 as a child. He also was in Equilibrium (yes, I liked it), The Machinist, The Prestige, and others.
  • It's not only a good comic-book flick but also a fantastic detective story. Yes, there's a real story in it.
  • There's an IMAX version with several scenes filmed specially to take advantage of the larger screen.
  • Because I said so? :)

Why noone cares about the XFiles 2 movie


In an interest to keep my mind off other matters.. An interesting rant against the XFiles 2 movie that opens this week. My take:

  • If you haven't seen The Dark Knight, go see it.
  • If you have seen The Dark Knight, go see it again.
  • If you've already seen it twice, got see Hellboy 2.
  • The show itself was so over-done by the end it was like the Griswald family christmas turkey.
  • Did I mention going to see The Dark Knight? Good. Do it.

Requiem for a Dream

My Rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)



If you get a chance I thoroughly recommend the movie Requiem for a Dream, which you can watch online for free. It's an Oscar-nominated story of four people who become too heavily involved with and ultimately pay dearly for their growing addictions. All four main parts are played extraordinarily well, you are easily sucked into their stories, and it becomes more upsetting to see them loose control over their lives and loose sight of their dreams through their addictions, wishing that they'd see that making this one decision they'd start to recover.. At two hours long there are several disturbing parts, especially towards the climax , but it is worth sticking through to the end.


The Happening

My Rating: 

Average: 1 (1 vote)

Don't bother going to see Manoj Shyamalan's latest movie, The Happening, instead sit comfortably at home/work and read through The New Republic's descriptions of the movie's "highlights". I must say, I've never heard of such a dumb movie, well, not since the last time someone offered to make a movie with Larry the Cable Guy.



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