Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quick Movie Review

Formula 17 [17 sui de tian kong] (2004, Taiwan) | Rating: 5/5

If you like foreign, homosexual romantic/comedies, then this might be the movie for you. This is definitely a movie I can watch over and over and it never loses its comedic charm. There's great chemistry between the characters and the storyline of a man who has been saving himself for true love is quite enjoyable and entertaining. A few notes for curious viewers, all of the characters in the movie are gay and there are no women in sight.

The Midnight Meat Train (2008, USA) | Rating: 2/5

When I first saw the previews for it in theaters, I immediately thought Hostel on a train, which is basically what the movie is minus the softcore porn scenes and drugs. This suspense thriller isn't anything particularly special. At times the storyline dragged on and you can pretty much predict the outcome of the movie. Although, the ending was kinda surprising, but nothing to make you wake up from this horrid, grusome movie.

Funny Games U.S. (2007, USA) | Rating: 3.5/5

Another movie I saw previews of and wanted to see, but it was in limited theaters and I wasn't able to see it until now. In a way, this Austrian based remake was somewhat worth the wait to see. The plot is interesting and definitely makes you think of the nature of evil, but it also leaves a question or two open when you get to the end of the movie. This might be a sensitive movie to watch since involves sadistic gameplay of two young men with an average family. After watching the movie, I had mixed emotions of being upset and/or annoyed with certain characters and a bit of disappointment.

Itsuka no Kimi e (2007, Japan) | Rating: 4/5

Another homosexual romance movie, but this time it's in Japanese. It was great seeing Takumi Saito starring in another light-hearted movie. It had the same heart-breaking emotion as a previos movie I saw with him in it, Boy's Love, and it still had a hint of comedic moments with Ryûnosuke Kawai's character Hayase. Like Boy's Love, it's worth seeing at least a couple times.

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