Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Movies to watch

Probably not going to work out today. Still going to give blood (which means I can’t work out this afternoon), see my dermatologist, and buy Andie a Christmas present at the Runners Shop.

Over the weekend, I saw Iron Man and The Dark Knight. Iron Man was surprisingly structured for an action movie—a long set-up, a key character killed midway through the move—before the action, and a short pay-off action sequence.

The Dark Knight was one of the fastest 2½-hour movies I’ve seen. It had some nice touches, and was much more optimistic than we’ve come to expect from Batman movies. For one thing I can’t imagine how the sequel (if any) would derive from the end of The Dark Knight. Getting a great actor, Gary Oldman, to play James Gordon brings much core strength to a long underdeveloped character in the Batman universe.

Here are the movies in my viewing queue, all from Zip.ca:

- Der Ring des Niebelungen
- The Wild Bunch
- The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
- Seven Samurai
- The Bicycle Thief
- Dances with Wolves


Blogger Mona Albano said...

How about "Wall-E"?

12:09 p.m.  

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