I went out Friday night and got a little tipsy, nothing pressing to study for since I had two big tests last week. Anyway I was hungover yesterday so I stayed on the couch and watched a few movies. Public Enemies
: I really liked it. I've always been fascinated with the mobsters of that era, It's really strange how they became like movie stars. Anyway I loved how it was shot, some of the scenes were just fantastic. The use of light and color, with angles, and sound(or lack there of sometimes) was well thought out. [minor spoilers ahead] I really loved the shot in the opening scene after Dillinger busts his cronies out of prison, the one where one of the guys get shot in the back and Dillinger is holding his hand as the car pulls away and everything seems to go silent as the guy slowly slips away. Also when Baby Face is shot and you can see his last breath, good stuff there. It was a little slow at times but overall I was never bored and very entertained. District 9
: One of the worst movies I've seen in quite a while. Overall it was just bad, some of the CG was cool but the acting was just not good. Some of the scenes were just drug out way too long to the point it just got annoying. I felt little to no attachment to any of the characters, and I could have cared less who lived and who died. The "aliens" were were just silly, and they way it was shot was kinda dumb. That fake documentary style just did not work, it rarely does, but it really didn't work for this movie. It's unfortunate because it was a fresh idea for a film, but it was very poorly executed.500 Days of Summer
: Yeah yeah, it's pretty much a chick flick. If you want to watch movies like the two above with your girl you have to watch ones like this as well. Overall it was good though. It was kinda quirky and had enough comic relief to make me laugh. It really didn't end like I thought it would, not your typical "love story" ending. I will say the guy was a wussy and I wanted to smack him around most of the film. But again it was pretty good, if you have to watch a chick flick this isn't a bad one to watch.
Gonna watch Surrogates today.