Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Hardest Button to Button

We made our way to movie #9 for this year. I know to most folks, you're going "only #9 ??!!"

For those paying attention, I've tried to make one movie per month this year, but really there just hasn't been much to see out there. .....well, that I'd pay for. As usual, the last month has been a plethora of potential Oscar releases, and while I now can make it to #12, time is not on my/our side.

So Friday's get out was to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The plan was to see Milk, but oddly enough, it wasn't playing at the Gooooogleplex.

The theatre was packed, but not sold out. Not like when we attempted to see Australia the other week. With those iffy reviews and it was sold out?

Long and short of it: it was ok. Maybe even better than ok. Was it really good or great? Nah. I found it to be a cross between Forrest Gump and the Hours. I loved the latter, but not so much the former.

All the buzz around Mr. Pitt's performance being Oscar worthy. What's that about? I don't get it. Granted, I haven't seen the other contenders: Seymour-Hoffman, Penn, Langella or......or...... Ok, maybe if the possibilities are that limited, Brad might be in the running. But I'm not sure he should be, let alone win.

Ditto for Cate Blanchett.

Tilda Swinton was really good, but when isn't she? ...even if her part is historically inaccurate.

So yeah, if you're thinking of going, it is worth a matinee price for sure, but questionable on the full priced evening showings.

Song by: the White Stripes

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