I find it more entertaining to watch 1hr of a movie than watching soaps. Over the weekend till now...i saw The Terminal (2nd time), Sin City and Paycheck. I am abiding by the new year resolution, to not watch crappy movies, atleast not in the theatres.
All the three movies are pretty interesting. I would put atleast the first two in the A-Class of movies. Though not A+ or A++ :P. From that kind of grading i recollect my school days, these were the typical kind of grading system we had, and there wasnt any A++, it was called "Excellent". A++ is more of a computer science side-effect.
Talking about The Terminal, its one of those tamed down Spielberg movies. Spielberg makes two kinds of movies, simple low-tech powerfull movies and mighty budgeted CG extragavagant powerfull movies. Terminal, Catch me if you can are earlier types of his movies.
Sin City, now now, this is a one of the biggest experimental movies in recent times. Has a huge starcast, and two renowned directors, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Based on a violent/adult comic book of the same name by some Frank Miller. The film is shot in Blacks and Whites with reds and yellows showing up in the some frames. Lightwork is truly amazing and so is the camerawork. The look is crafted to give it a comic book style appearance, and it works. But beware...it takes all the freedom in being a violent/adult movie, highly not recommended for the faint hearted, has a hard R-rating. I dont think it was ever released in India.
Paycheck is one of those films where after its over you say...they could have made it better. It lacks some character development, like the Ben Affleck's character. He is a reverse engineer, and develops technologies even Einstein wouldnt dream of. One can show such a character but that needs to be developed, here Ben Affleck is all this great engineer out of blue moon, and his looks dont suit the role.
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