100 movies: Inglorious Update

100 movies of 2010

Shocking. I only saw one movie this weekend. Well two. But only one was new to me. The other? District 9. I forgot how brutal that film got. Talking of brutal, here’s what I saw:

Inglorious Basterds (12/09/10)
Quentin Tarantino’s war film. From what I remember, it was pretty well hyped. One of those films that slipped through the cracks when it was first released, for me. Meant to see it but never got around to it.

Enjoyed the film, but couldn’t help but feeling that there was a little too much hype. It’s good, but it feels as if Quentin Tarantino can’t do anything but overly stylized and/or violent films. I love a bit of violence in a film, and this is a war film, so should be expected. But it’d be nice to see a Quentin Tarantino film where you’re surprised he made it.

Other than that little issue of mine, good film with good performances. Entertaining enough.
Rating: 3/5

Read on to see all the movies I’ve seen so far this year.

100 movies: Halfway there with some Drones

100 movies of 2010

Halfway through! I think I’ll be able to go past my initial goal of 100 films this year. Well, I hope I can.

Drones (03/05/10)
Drones is a small little independant movie that’s got a name for itself, in a certain circle, because of the people involved. Those people being Amber Benson and Adam Busch, who both directed the film, and Jonathan Woodward who starred in it. All three being, of course, Whedon alums. Amber Benson was Tara in Buffy, Adam was Warren and Jonathan was Tracey/Knox/Holden Webster.

I saw the trailer for this movie a while ago and it looked like it could be entertaining. Though it also looked like it could have gone horribly wrong. Maybe trying to be too quirky or the theme of an office based movie mixed with sci-fi just not working. Though I’m glad to say it did work. The sci-fi themes were quite downplayed and the main theme for the movie was the relationships within the OmniLink office.

Jonathan was pretty good as the leading man – I was surprised! Well not that surprised, but he held it together well and there were a fair few moments in the film where he did make me laugh. Though that’s probably more down to the writing.
Rating: 3/5

Read more to see the full list of movies I’ve seen so far this year.