I know, I know, I haven't posted a review on a movie in a few days and your wondering why.
One reason is that I'm just being lazy and are currently posting things that are fresh in my mind, and the second reason is that I honestly haven't been wowed by any of the movies I've seen lately.
I mean I have a Blockbuster worth of films that people could easily rent and I would still have another 100+ movies to peep.
It's an obsession.
Along with the amount of shoes I have, but I'll save that topic for another post.
No, I really will, it's gotten bad, really bad.
Anyways the movies that I've seen have been so so.
Lat night I rented Babylon A.D. and The Uninvited.
Hey RedBox was slacking and ya'll know I'm down for horror and sci-fi anytime.
Star Trek anybody??
On to the movies...
Babylon A.D. stars Vin Disel.(plz excuse the Russian pic.LOL!!!)
**Insert Side Eye**
And plays a mercenary who takes a job transporting a young girl and her keeper to America from Russia. He wants the guap, and she's worth every penny. Along the way however, he realizes that she has a sick gift of never experiencing a damn thing in her life but posses unimaginable amounts of memory of both the past and future.
Overall, movie was OK, not one of my favorites, but it's def great on a cloudy/rainy Sunday afternoon.
I mean, Vin can only play two roles to a "T", and Shakespeare ain't one of them.
As for the rest of the movies I've seen thus far,
I swear I'll do a day of posts dedicated to just them.
Correction, I purchased five new movies. Well two are no longer new because I finished them last night.
I've drawn conclusions on what I like and what I don't and, I'm pretty confident that these flicks were up my alley.
"Quid Pro Quo" and "Elegy"
Elegy tells the story of David Kepesh, an older gentleman whom has a taste for his students. He comes across a beauty that he's never encountered before, Consuela Castillo who renders him senseless and they start a love affair with an age difference of 33 years. She loves him, he loves her, but he realizes it too late in the game.
Quid Pro Quo, tells a tale about Issac Knott, a semi-paralyzed radio reporter, inquiring into a lead involving a man walking in to a hospital and demanding his perfectly healthy legs be cut off. Issac finds himself chasing after a subculture of wannabe paraplegics with the help of his lead, Fiona.
Both films centered around coming to terms with internal issues.
Whether it was David and his philandering ways or Fiona and her obsession with one day become a paraplegic.
Each story was told with awkward silences. In moments you thought something should be said, you fill the gaps of muteness with despair and agony.
You see acting differently. Facial composure or lack there of is the backbone of both films. Such acting is rare an often sought after by casting directors who want you to deliver emotion with few to little words.
And only a select actors can pull off such a sublime thing.