Films Reviewed: Gothika and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Commentary: The works of Peter Weir
Featurette: Limp Bizkit's video from Gothika
Matt: Gothika is well acted, well directed, well shot and well edited. There are no sloppy cuts nor crazy camera movements. It's a solid looking film. However, the story didn't grab me, despite the best efforts of everyone involved. Two stars
Aron: It is not very original, but this is a fun scary movie to watch on a Friday evening. The special effects were convincing as well as Halle Berry's performance. Three stars.
Average Rating: **1/2 (out of ****)
Regarding Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World:
Aron: A fun, sea rousing adventure with good performances all around. Hard to believe that this was the first film ever to feature the real Galapagos Islands. Three stars.
Matt: A masterful epic that feels like a summer popcorn flick. In fact, Peter Weir might have thought of infusing some techniques from William Castle and put wind machines and spray bottles in theaters. But it's a classic in the making. Four stars!
Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)
Commentary: Peter Weir and his films, which include Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, The Year of Living Dangerously and Green Card, to name a few. Click on the link for his full filmography.
Featurette: Limp Bizkit's cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" from the movie Gothika