If there's another thread like this, forgive me. I haven't seen one in a while.
This is how it works. Go see a movie. Post what you saw and what you thought of it. Micechatters can see what movies people have been watching and maybe find something they'll want to hurry up and see or one that they'd want to majorly skip out on.
This is ALL movies... theatrical and dvd rental or whatever! Just NO major spoilers, k?
I'll start with the last few movies I saw this week.
EPIC MOVIE -- Now, in 2006 I decided that 'DATE MOVIE' was the all time worst movie I've ever seen. But I was wrong... that title belongs to EPIC MOVIE! This is soooooo bad. I'm talking a complete waste of time. Yes, I've seen every movie it parodies... but are they really parodies or are they just recreating the same scene from the movie but with less sense of direction? HORRIBLE.
Grade: .5 / 10 (yes, there's a decimal in front)
STOMP THE YARD -- Ok ok ok.. I know what you're gonna say. "why??" Well, I haven't seen 'YOU GOT SERVED' but I imagine this not being the same. It's actually NOT THAT BAD! But it's incredibly cliche and kinda dumb. But it makes up for it for showing us some fun STEPS! that's right... it's a college movie about competing frat houses who STEP against each other. I know it sounds weird but it's kinda neat. Think of this like a "bring it on" but for urban boys.
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA -- Wow. What a fantastic film. If you've seen 'FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS', then you really owe it to yourself to see this one because it's so much better. The story structure is much more linear and easier to follow, and while the scenes of war are pretty darn horrific, there's a poetic grace about the film that is really moving. Both fighting sides are shown in good and bad light. The film is also subtitled, which also makes it feel more authentic. It's really an amazing film.
DREAMGIRLS -- I'm one of the few who absolutely had no interest in seeing this movie. I didn't know what it was about, I didn't want to know what it was about, it just didn't interest me. I didn't even watch the trailer. But ya know, I'm glad when a movie is so entertaining that it proves me wrong. The songs are amazing and is a lot of fun to watch. I hated 'chicago' but fully endorse this one.
(i took the week off okay?)