Saturday, 27 February 2010

Garden State


I think I liked this
It was decent but quite slow
Would like more Braff films

4/5

Brothers


Maguire's rage was great
Perhaps needed ten more mins
To show full extent

4/5

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Crazy Heart


Something was missing
Though on cusp of amazing
Should win Best Actor

4/5

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Up In The Air


Clooney sacks people
Hates others tying him down
Yet is likeable

4/5

BASEketball


Made me laugh a bit
South Park voices are odd live
Should be a real sport

3/5

Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus

 

How could this be crap?
The only real monster here
Was disappointment

1/5

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Whisper of the Heart



It's a Ghibli film
So little really happens
But it is lovely

4/5

The Time Traveller's Wife



Not as good as book
Should have been terrible but
Somehow, not too bad

3/5

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Hachiko: A Dog's Story



Tale of loyalty
Tried but failed to make me cry
Ending too spread out

4/5

Monday, 1 February 2010

Avatar



Impressive 3D
Like Pocahontas in space
Not best film ever

4/5

Friday, 29 January 2010

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse



Better than I thought
Though works more as a series
The end of the League

3/5

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Something's Gotta Give



Fifty mins too long
Nicholson's wrong in rom-coms
Crying got too much

2/5

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Sideways



Middle-aged road trip
Just got better and better
Made me want a drink

5/5

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Face/Off



Bad-but-good nonsense
Just go along for the ride
I could see stunt wires

2/5

Friday, 15 January 2010

Brokeback Mountain



Overhyped but good
Start of love didn't convince
Worrying tent scene

3/5

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Slumdog Millionaire




An amazing film
Much darker than expected
That was not 'feel good'

5/5

Monday, 11 January 2010

Bottle Rocket



In this funny film
The Wilsons are rubbish thieves
Typical Wes flick

4/5

Friday, 8 January 2010

Idlewild



OutKast's first group flick
Is like their albums on film
Sound is clear highlight

4/5

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

TMNT



Others are better
The CG is rather good
Where the hell's Shredder?

2/5

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Wilderness




Fun British gore-fest
With some hateful characters
They all deserved it

4/5

Monday, 4 January 2010

Beverly Hills Chihuahua



Knew this would be shit
Before even watching it
What's Disney become?

1/5

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox




Wes' charm not lost
Despite being quite kid friendly
Loved animation

5/5

Saturday, 2 January 2010

In The Loop



Swears and politics
Watch the TV show or not
This is hilarious

4/5

Friday, 1 January 2010

What Dreams May Come



Gorgeous visuals
Shame the rest isn't as good
Gets a bit cheesy

2/5

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button



Bit like Forrest Gump
But with freaks and great effects
Really dumb ending

3/5

Introducing... films.in.haiku

I need to watch more films, so I've set myself a challenge. In 2010 I will watch at least 200 films, clearing my DVD backlog and then, hopefully, the majority of stuff I really should have seen by now. Only films I've not seen before count towards the total.

It'd all be a bit worthless without some kind of record, though, so I'm also going to review them in haiku form and give them each a score. I'm interested in finding out if I see more bad films in a year than good. My money's on bad. Though you never know, maybe the 'alright' films will win the day and completely scupper it all.

Only one way to find out.

I'm trying to adhere to Kenneth Yasuda's haiku format. Under this each verse consists of three lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second has seven and the final has five again. I'm not going to be rhyming them intentionally as Yasuda does, though if it does happen you can consider it a happy bonus.