Friday, August 14, 2009

Capsule Movie Review: Moon, Noise, Pulp Fiction, Julie and Julia, and The Hurt Locker

Duncan Jones's Moon: A fantastic directorial debut from the son of David Bowie, believe it or not. Excellently strong performance from Sam Rockwell. 5/5 stars Rated R for language, sensuality, and violence.

Henry Bean's Noise: An enjoyable flick about using subversion to accomplish your goals, no matter how unusual it is, like disabling car alarms because they're an annoyance. Could've done without the frontal scenes. 3.5/5 stars Rated NR for language and nudity.

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction: A well-done, but bloody and strongly worded flick about gangsters and the effect they have on modern society. 4/5 stars Rated R for heavy language, violence, and sensuality.

Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia: An enjoyable flick about cooking and the effect of cooking on marriages. Fantastic performance from Meryl Streep, but a mediocre, yet still enjoyable performance from Amy Adams. 4/5 stars Rated PG-13 for language.

Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker: A very strong and powerful flick about the stresses of being an member of the bomb squad in Iraq. The only detracter ... the shaky cam. 4.5/5 stars Rated R for language and violence.

2 comments:

Jared Cicon said...

Hey Jay,
Do you think you could include the M.P.A. rating of the movies as well?
Jared

Jay said...

@Jared Sure! Taking care of that right now.