Flixd: twelve

This post combines watching for November and December and I only watched five movies during that time. Well, it was really six, but one was Star Trek which I took in at the theater over the summer. I didn’t write anything about in-theater movies yet, but just so you know, I’d rate this one with five heads.

The format remains the same, which is the new format from last time, just a sentence per head.

Up
Do Kevin and Dug steal the show? Of course they do; this is a Pixar flick after all, but there is way more here than just the quirky sidekicks. The Carl and Ellie love story was so well done in a way that both kids and adults can understand in different ways, which again, is the Pixar way. On top of that, top notch voice acting, which again again, is the Pixar way. I have only just seen you, but I love you.

11111

Ultraviolet
Just another we-are-doomed-to-virtual-extinction-by-disease-in-the-future flick. The more you see these, the more you think this is really going to happen, especially with current events like the H1N1 bug. Anyway, this is just some super stylistic action, fighting, violence and filming, so good stuff to fill 90 minutes of your time.

11100

Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion
No one reading this will probably watch this, but if you want to dip your toes into some anime, this series is one way to go. I watch it religiously on [adult swim] and this is second full length feature film to hit this shore’s DVD racks. What I like about this flick, and its predecessor, is that it is much more straightforward to the point of the story because it is only 90 minutes long rather than drawn out over 20+ half hour segments. Also, these have more fighting and more characters involved all at once. Check it out if you dare.

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Having grown up and loving the G.I. Joe cartoon and toys, I approached this flick with some trepidation as the previews didn’t exactly excite me, but the concept of having a live action flick did. I am glad I waited until rental to watch this, but it was better than the previews suggest. I feel like this was a good representation of the concept and I welcome a sequel (to rent also).

11100

In the Land of Women
Hey look, Kristen Stewart is a mopey teenager again and that’s three in a row for me kids. She is pretty forgettable, but I thought that The OC kid and Meg Ryan were good in their respective roles. I’d rate this one higher if I wasn’t bothered a little bit by the way the story seemed to flow at certain points and it is hard for me to explain exactly what I mean by that.

11100

Now, I have a ton of TV to catch up on from the past two months also, so the movie watching will likely to continue to be minimal. I am having a hard time balancing the gaming, telly and flixing. It would seem history shows I can only do two of three at the same time.