I finally saw "Big Fish," and liked it quite a bit. No "Ed Wood," but a neat Tim Burton flick nonetheless. I'd admit that I needed to fight back the tears at the end, but I've totally ruined my credibility in that area thanks to my constant jabs at Sweet Meat.
We finally saw Lost In Translation and liked it. We had no-to-slightly-uncertain expectations going in because we heard from some folks that it dragged, that the characters are whiney, etc.
I thought that it was a neat portrayal of how odd it is to be living and working elsewhere and out of a hotel for what ever length of time.
And a movie wherein Bill Murray does karaoke versions of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" and Roxy Music's "More Than This" and that ends with the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey" can't really be bad, can it?
Hello...I come by here from time to time and saw a comment about Mystic River. I just went to catch this in re-release this weekend. How did I feel about it? Great acting, particularly by Penn and Robbins. But the ending was not particularly satisfying. I'm not against a bit of moral ambiguity in a film - in fact I often like it - but the ending to me felt hasty. They had the parade, Bacon's character knew, and it ... just... ended. It kind of felt like they ran out of money, or like Eastwood got tired of editing and dumped what was left in the can for the last reel. Not bad but not what it could have been, either.