Zodiac

Synopsis:A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970’s case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith’s book, the movie’s focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people.”

I was dying to see this movie because I’m a huge fan of thrillers, detective movies/shows and CSI. But I think I expected it too much to be about the actual crimes. I didn’t like the focus on Robert Graysmith… but of course that’s silly because it’s based on his book. His notes.

Overall, I say the movie was well done especially since it’s been a while since I’ve been able to lose myself in a movie. I thought that Jake Gyllenhaal did a good job playing Robert Graysmith, and you could totally empathize with why he started obsessing about it in that day and age.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch… and many more.

Superman Returns

Where do I begin? Kate Bosworth makes a good Lois Lane. Almost as good as Brandon Routh makes an incredible Superman. I loved the Superman movies, and of course I loved Christopher Reeves. But it felt good to have Superman back. There are so many scenes in the movie I really want to talk about but it’s too good a movie to even risk ruining for other people. So I’ll wait about 3 months… if you still haven’t seen it then, screw you, you deserve to have it ruined for you 😛

I think they did an amazing job keeping the feel of the old Superman movies. The boss, the geeky photographer guy, the crowds as they’re watching Superman save their lives time and time again. Metropolis looked great. Kevin Spacey does it again too. I have to be honest I think he does a better job than Gene Hackman. Although I think that’s biased because I love Kevin Spacey and don’t really care too much for Gene Hackman.

It was a good story… though I did feel there were holes here and there. But again… we’ll talk about those in 3 months. For now… *go watch the movie!*

Love actually

What a feel good movie! I started watching it while I was over at Jess’ in Barrie… and decided to rent it to watch this afternoon before I had to go to work. I can’t quite decide what my favourite story is… they’re quite good. Nothing like watching a good ol’ Christmas movie in the middle of June to pick you up when you’re feeling sick with the flu or allergies or whatever the hell it is.

Reminds me of how I used to be – before all the hurt, and the longing… and reminds me that it’s only ever worth it if you hurt a little bit first. That it’s so much better when you don’t get what you want right away – and of course if both parties were wanting the same thing all along 😉 That’s slightly key.

Only because it really picked me up on this gloomy day, I give a 4 out of 5 and hope that it picks you up on a day you’re not feeling that great!

Synopsis:

From the new bachelor Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) instantly falling in love with a refreshingly real member of the staff (Martine McCutcheon) moments after entering 10 Downing Street, to a writer (Colin Firth) escaping to the south of France to nurse his re-broken heart who finds love in a lake, from a comfortably married woman (Emma Thompson) suspecting that her husband (Alan Rickman) is slipping away, to a new bride (Keira Knightley) mistaking the distance of her husband’s best friend for something it’s not, to a widowed stepfather (Liam Neeson) trying to connect with a son he suddenly barely knows, from a lovelorn junior manager (Laura Linney) seizing a chance with her long-tended, unspoken office crush, to an ageing “seen it all, remember very little of it” rock star (Bill Nighy) staging an end-of-career comeback in his own uncompromising way…

Love, the equal-opportunity mischief-maker, is causing chaos for all.

These London lives and loves collide, mingle and climax on Christmas Eve with romantic, hilarious and bittersweet consequences.