I can't beleive that I actually felt pleasantly surprised to watch the trailer for King Kong. Crazy man Jack Black looks good and all I can say is that Peter LOTR Jackson seems to be working on quite a stunning flick. Check out the big trailer here (broadband req). Looks like I'll have to check out the original and the other remake (70's? 80's?).
Just got back from Star Wars and I'm questioning why I had any expectations at all for it to be satisfying. I watched the trailers and tv ads a few days ago and I had a little anticipation, but in the end, I was disappointed. Basically if I ignore the bad acting and ridiculous dialogue I might find a bit more appreciation. However, all I feel is I'm watching the movie monster envisioned by a pompous director who suckered the world into giving him money to see it.
This weekend I watch The Pianist, a very well done movie in almost every respect. It clearly deserved all the Oscar attention it received. As much as I enjoyed the movie, at times it was very hard to watch its sad depictions and depressing scenes. The German occupation of Warsaw is shown in grim detail through the eyes of a Jewish pianist. As a survivor his very real story was eventually told.
The other day I finally finished watching Office Space for the first time (I know, I know). Watching any movie with my brothers always implies a fiery debate afterwards. The issue this time was about modern "comedy" and what is defined as "funny" with American audiences. We watched Mr. Deeds a few days earlier and the thing that bothered my older brother was that he thought some jokes were just too stupid to be funny (ie.