Thursday, August 14, 2008
A week in pictures
Or rather, A week at the pictures...
Tuesday: I saw The X-Files: I Want To Believe
I really liked it! I must admit, I was mostly watching the interplay between Mulder and Scully. The subtle facial expressions, the comfortable interaction, the familiarity between them both. I've missed them since I stopped watching the series.
The good thing about this film is that it really is a standalone piece. One only needs to have some knowledge of who Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are, to enjoy this film.
Billy Connolly is excellent as the psychic ex-priest, and even the slightly ridiculous stem-cell storyline wasn't so preposterous that it spoiled the film.
My advice, if you haven't watched this film, is to watch it for Mulder & Scully, and don't take it too seriously. And sit through the end credits for a sweetly amusing extra.
Despite the cinema being full of pesky kids, I loved this latest offering from Pixar. I was more than a little cynical when it started, but Wall.E and EVE are just so endearing that my cynicism soon evaporated. I was even welling up, ready to cry near the end, when one child started bawling. The whole cinema 'Ahhhh'ed, which prompted me to get a grip of my self. It wouldn't do to lose one's composure whilst surrounded by (mostly well behaved, actually) little monsters.
Today: The Dark Knight
Booooorrrrring. Gosh, what a miserable, gloomy affair that was. It was very well done, but rather over the top and far too long. At one point, I thought it was going to end, but it just started up again and ran for another 45 mins, or so. I don't have any idea if it's Oscar-worthy or not, but Heath Ledger did pull a strikingly good turn as the Joker. Oh, and Batman's voice was just ludicrous! At least Aaron Eckhart looked yummy in it (pre-facelift).
That's all for now. No cinema tomorrow. Instead, I'm meeting The Wiggler for more shopping and lunch (yes, we both have another day off together), then going for lots and lots of drinks with the work Coven.