Monday, May 08, 2006

Summer movie season is here

Went and saw MI:III (damn that's a lot of I's) on Saturday night. It was pretty good. Standard action movie implausible crap with a healthy dose of shooting and explosions. It was way better than that shitty James Bond + The Matrix = Crap MI:II. Don't misunderstand me, personally I still think Tom Cruise is a repulsive weirdo who should be straighjacketed and thrown in a rubber room, but he can still perform reasonably well in a movie that doesn't require more than modest acting skills. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a wicked bad guy. Yep all in all it was worth the price of admission.
Nothing I want to see opening this weekend, but next weekend has The DaVinci Code and the week after that it's time for some more X-Men goodness. I do love the nonstop mindless entertainment (and air conditioning) that the movie theatre provides all summer.

3 comments:

Gwenhwyfar said...

I'm so stoked about X3! And if I do get around to seeing MI:III it'll be because of Philip Seymore Hoffman and I'll watch a download.

crazybarefeet said...

Alec & I went to see V is for Vendetta - can't even find a good enough superlative to describe this film.

Jason Doan said...

I told you that you'd like it...I want to know how many takes it took Hugo Weaving to deliver this tounge twister:

"VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V. "

Man, after reading that i want to go see that movie again...although I suppose it will be out on DVD soon enough.