Friday, 13 April 2012

Easter Reviews Part 2

So another week and another batch of movie reviews. Thankfully I split this post into two as I watched more films then last week. Some good and some...weird! Take a look:

Half Nelson
This is the first of three films starring Ryan Gosling this week and this was the best one! Gosling plays a teacher with a cocaine addiction who starts unlikely friendship with a pupil. This can be quite a depressing film in places but this isn't a bad thing. The chemistry between teacher and student is what keeps the film running and gives the best heart warming moments. Quite a touching film in places and Gosling's performance really does stand out as one of his best! I highly recommend!

The Dogfather
So I sat down with family to watch this one. We put up with it for 20 minuets before switching over to Hellboy. A terrible film even in kid movie standards! The acting was poor even from the guy who plays Dr Leo Spaceman in 30 Rock! Terrible, terrible film!

Well anything is better then The Dogfather. Hellboy is a good comic book movie film. Unfortunately compared to the comic book movies around today this doesn't feel as good as it used to be. But the first part was never as good as it's excellent sequel!

Wayne's World
This is actually one of my favourite comedy movies ever! A cult classic that is so stupid its funny! I have watched this film so many times and it never ceases to crack me up. This is Mike Myers at his best. Unfortunately the sequel is pretty rubbish, but I still keep fingers crossed that they plan on making a threequel! EXCELLENT!

This was actually one of the scariest movies I have ever seen! It's not a horror but the thought that a virus could wipe out millions of people is scary enough! A really good film with some great editing and soundtrack from Cliff Martinez who also did an awesome job with Drive! It's only flaw is that there are too many characters to keep up with and apart from Matt Damon you never really connect with them emotionally. Apart from that it was actually one of the best films of the week.

Everything Must Go
Will Ferrel doing a serious acting part in this touching drama about a man who loses his job, wife and house in the space of a day. Although Ferrel plays somebody who has messed up his life you will actually care about him more then any of his other films. How could his wife leave such a sweet guy? Well he does have moments where he can be a bit of an idiot but apart from that he's really nice! Overall a nice heart warming and touching film.

Lars and the Real Girl
The second film containing Ryan Gosling and one of the oddest films I have ever seen. Gosling plays a delusional man who has a relationship with a sex doll. It is just weird! It was funny in places but you never knew whether to laugh or not. Congratulations to the actors having to act seriously around a sex doll but overall not the best movie ever made.

The final film of the week. And the last Gosling film. Ewan McGregor stars as a psychiatrist who is tyring to stop his student (Ryan Gosling) from killing himself. A bit of mind bender this one but not at Nolan standards, this one is just too weird for its own good. It isn't really a smart thriller in anyway. Also McGregor's accent is a bit rubbish, like the film then really.

Thanks for reading! Not long now until The Avengers comes out! First reactions from the premiere are good so it looks like we are in for a treat! Seems like only yesterday Iron Man came out...

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