For What It's Worth

Saturday, April 10, 2010


How to Train Your Dragon

Here are some brief reviews of a few movies I watched this past week......

How to Train Your Dragon:

AWESOME! Loved it....great story & animation, one of the first movies I've seen worth spending the extra $$'s to see in 3D. Audience members of all ages were laughing and enjoying this one! I'll be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

On Netflix:

Up (Single Disc Widescreen)
Up: I really liked this....didn't see it when it came out because I thought it looked boring. I laughed - I cried. Surprisingly sweet and a little sad. Loved the dogs!! Did anyone take their kids to see Up? I wonder if kids would like it when it got serious or did they just enjoy the animation (which was amazingly beautiful)


Moon: Here's the description for this one from Amazon: Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base's vigilant computer Gerty (voiced by Oscar-Winner Kevin Spacey, 1999 Best Actor, American Beauty) as his sole companion, Bell's extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes from satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. Moon is an engrossing, intelligent sci-fi thriller that ranks with genre classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey. My take - trippy.....very trippy. Had a really interesting concept but had some slow parts typical to low budget/indie films . I'd give it a 2.5 out 4 for a rating. If you check it out watch the short film extra "Whistle". Very good.

What have you been watching? Got a movie to recommend? Have a nice weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I adored How to Train Your Dragon! BabyBro was a big fan. And as for "UP," anything by Pixar is pure gold, always.

    Recommendations? Recently, I quite enjoyed Ninja Assassin, which is exactly what it says on the tin--a film of ninjas and assassinations. And AWESOMENESS.