Monsters Inc.

Official film of this blog due to the final 5 seconds, which comprise the most wonderfully moving moment in cinematic history.

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The Movie: The Lorax

There are many challenges to filming a 45 page picture book, but why didn’t the press report on the devastation outside of town or the corruption of the (new) villain? Dr. Seuss might have been writing about current social issues, but he set his stories well outside of any specific place or time.

Movie: “Watchmen”

For me, the climax of the film was the opening title sequence, which was a montage of alternate history scenes. So it’s odd that the message of the ending seems to be that this world is important because it happened one way and not another.

Movie: “The Blind Side”

When I read the book, I pictured a woman exactly like Sandra Bullock. I normally dislike her as an actress, but she nailed this role. The best part of the film is seeing the actual pictures of Michael Oher and his adopted family. And yes, I cried when I read the book too.

Movie: The Peacemaker

A big, dumb, Hollywood action flick that makes one good decision: giving the bad guy a sympathetic back story. But then it messes the whole thing up by focusing on George Clooney and Nicole Kidman’s surprisingly dull relationship.