'Aliens? Us? Is this one of your Earth jokes?'

I'm a lot better at complaining about things than admiring them. So while I managed four paragraphs on Troy, here are some good movies I've seen recently and said nothing about:

  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: I came across this at the video rental store on New Year's Eve. Justin had mentioned it months (maybe years?) ago and I'd watched the trailer and looked forward to seeing it. So I rented it and showed it at our Tuesday movie night the next week. It was a masterpiece! Aliens, mutants, a sarcastic talking skeleton, people drinking out of candle holders, a scientist doing science, mysterious radioactive elements... if you like Plan Nine From Outer Space (which you should) then this will be a pleasure to behold.
  • Shaun of the Dead: A zombie romantic comedy. Excellent.
  • Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement): The optimism, otherworldliness and beautiful look of Amélie, but made into a love story, a war movie and a mystery. I wish Jeunet had been signed to make one of the Harry Potter movies, as the rumours went. Dominique Pinon as Firenze!

srah - Sunday, 23 January 2005 - 5:26 PM

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Comments (7)

gravatar Cyndy - January 23, 2005 - 8:29 PM -

Hello Michele sent me.....and I love that picture of the sheep!

gravatar Jez - January 23, 2005 - 8:51 PM -

I went to see long dimanche at the cinema this evening. A lot of nods towards the style of Amelie - but I wasn't expecting the happy ending.

gravatar Junebugg - January 23, 2005 - 8:51 PM -

Thanks for droping by my site. Nice digs you got here! And Michele's idea on blog-tag rocks!

gravatar srah - January 23, 2005 - 9:28 PM -

I forgot that it was a French movie and was surprised that the ending was so ambiguous!

gravatar Justin - January 24, 2005 - 11:16 PM -

The quote that you used for your title is probably my favorite from The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. Seriously -- Best. Movie. Ever. Except maybe Shaun of the Dead.

Lost Skeleton is one of those movies that you just LOVE to show to other people.

And A Very Long Engagement -- haven't seen it. I hate freaking South Carolina.

gravatar srah - January 24, 2005 - 11:19 PM -

I actually like the quotes about scientists doing science better, but this one seemed to work better out of context. :)

gravatar Jez - January 25, 2005 - 5:56 AM -

I was amazed to find that the actress who looked just like Jodie Foster, but who couldn't have been because she was speaking perfect French, was in fact...Jodie Foster.

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