Films seen Wednesday, September 10th …
Ashes of Time Redux
Not the film to see when you’re sleepy and can’t pay attention. I couldn’t keep track of who the brothers and sisters were, or the romantic connections. Nodding off here and there, I completely lots track of the story. Will have to re-evaluate this film one day, and so for now assigning a grade wouldn’t be fair.
Played before Cooper’s Camera. A hilarious short film that perfectly sets up the concluding punchline.
Funniest movie I saw. Jason Jones gets the lame but well-meaning dad schtick down without going overboard, and the 80s feel of the movie seems perfectly done. An xmas movie about family, but probably not something you want to be watching with your young (or old & prude) relatives! Gets an extra point because I have a soft spot for funny xmas films. I’ll eventually add this to my DVD collection.
Medicine for Melancholy
The grown up and serious version of a movie like Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, where boy and girl meet each other and explore the city together. Likable cast and the characters’ conversations touch on some interesting subjects.
Control Alt Delete
A silly comedy that gets surprisingly decent mileage out of the joke of a guy who gets it on with his hardware … the electronic kind, that is. The Y2K conceit is pretty stale, though.