Film Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-Eight Days Later

Terrifically realistic portrayal of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances makes this a remarkably believable thinking man’s zombie movie.  Superbly-crafted dissonant music in the final action scene.  This could be the best movie ever.

There are no chows in this film.

 

Castaway

Terrifically realistic portrayal of ordinary guy in extraordinary circumstances.  Tom Hanks is off the charts good in this.  Could make you cry over a piece of sports equipment.  Nice ambiguous, non-Hollywood ending.  This could be the best movie ever.

 

 

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

The Matrix

Visual stunnicity has held up well over the years.  Genius casting across the board.  Rocking premise is fantastically executed.  This could be the best movie ever.

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

 

Minority Report

Hypnotizing high concept, punchy editing, nice production values and pacing.  Stark raving mad actors Colin Farrell and Tom Cruise are both great.  Also nice performances by the woman who plays the pre-cog and Max Von Sydow, who is splendidly gaunt.

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

Fallen

Clever movie with Denzel in it.  Excellent.

There are no chows in this film, however there is a cat.

 

 

 

 

Terminator 2

Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is fierce and steals the show, which is saying something as this is quite the show.  Excellent.

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love, Actually

A romantic comedy that doesn’t make me want to regurge my crunchies.  First-rate ensemble cast (Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and Laura Linney).

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Engaging, bite-sized adaptation.  Alan Rickman’s Colonel Brandon is to die for.

There are no chows in this film.

 

The Fugitive (1993)

Ultimate Harrison Ford gamut of facial expressions movie.  Beautifully crafted and lots of memorable lines.

 

 

There are no chows in this film.

The Sixth Sense

I didn’t see it coming.  Excellent.  Bruce Willis dials down the scenery chew-up, which is also excellent.

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Legend

Will Smith’s performance in this almost (but not quite) makes us forgive him for launching the career of the “Dog Whisper.”  All the dogs I know would like to bite him senseless.

(Spoiler alert.)  There are no chows in this film, however there is a German shepherd that Will Smith kills with his bare hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moneyball

It wasn’t quite as bad as Keith Law (whom we worship as a god) makes out.  How could it live up.  I mean, really.

There are no chows in this film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Philips

Excellent reminder of why water is unsafe.  I chanted “USA!  USA!” when the three Navy Seals took out the desperate Somalis with simultaneous headshots from the deck of their destroyer.

No chow would risk appearing in this film.

Buffy Cruise on White

2 Responses to Film Reviews

  1. Katalin says:

    Oh Buffy this is excellent! Your movie reviews are wonderful and oh so useful for us chows (and we have the same taste in them it seems). How did I miss this before, or is it new? I happened upon it when I was looking to see if you had any posts (my mom and I are starting to suffer withdrawal from the lack of laughing at your new posts).
    Hope all is well with your knee these days,
    Special Dark
    P.S. Don’t know if you like this sort of thing but the show Gilmore Girls DOES in fact have some chows in a few episodes!!

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