Only seen 8 films since last I posted (from mid-air over Asia as I remember)! Thought I would share my quick observations - off to Breckenridge tomorrow for family fun in the snow (house sitters looking after house and large dog -in case any would be thieves out there reading this!)-so only little time.
Casino Royale - liked it - thought the new Bond much closer to the original conflicted assassin in Flemings books.
Departed -'Reservoir Dogs' level violence -Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson v good but didn't think the story was particularly compelling.
Babel-really liked the 'Chaos Theory' approach to the story line felt great deal of sympathy for the characters (especially the Arab and Japanese ones) -encouragingly for those men in midlife Brad Pit finally looks his age!
Eregon - very disappointing - especially if you have been won over (like me) by the teen age author of the best selling Fantasy books!
Nativity - surprised how much I liked it -even the journey to Bethlehem was good. The way Josephs character is constructed very good. Only one 'cheese factor' - in the stable with the 'Christmas scene' rather boringly constructed.
Holiday- very pleasant 'date movie' nicely acted with interesting sub-plot of Kate Winslet's character connecting with an old screen writer.
The Good Shepherd-Story of the formation of CIA. Very disturbing but compelling story of the emotionally truncated men at the heart of modern espionage.
The Pursuit of Happyness - outstanding story for all to see. The real life story of one mans commitment to family and dreams - really worth a watch!
Happy New Year! Mike