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Enough Said (2013)
I liked it. The plot is basic, and there’s not all that much to it, but it was pleasant and didn’t feel like a lot of other romantic comedies. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini (in one of his final roles) are great and have a really nice chemistry together. The screenplay is well-written and it had some quietly amusing moments. I’m not rushing out to recommend it to everyone I know, but it’s a good film and worth a watch.

Enough Said (2013)

I liked it. The plot is basic, and there’s not all that much to it, but it was pleasant and didn’t feel like a lot of other romantic comedies. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini (in one of his final roles) are great and have a really nice chemistry together. The screenplay is well-written and it had some quietly amusing moments. I’m not rushing out to recommend it to everyone I know, but it’s a good film and worth a watch.

The Way Way Back (2013)
It’s yet another indie coming-of-age film, and I only saw The Kings of Summer (2013) very recently, but I still liked this a lot. It captures that idealised American summer that I’ve never actually experienced, but kind of always wanted to. The cast is really good, with Sam Rockwell being the standout. The director/writer/actor team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash did a fantastic job. It had some palpable emotional scenes, nice cinematography and I can easily recommend it.

The Way Way Back (2013)

It’s yet another indie coming-of-age film, and I only saw The Kings of Summer (2013) very recently, but I still liked this a lot. It captures that idealised American summer that I’ve never actually experienced, but kind of always wanted to. The cast is really good, with Sam Rockwell being the standout. The director/writer/actor team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash did a fantastic job. It had some palpable emotional scenes, nice cinematography and I can easily recommend it.

Hitchcock (2012)
I wasn’t too enthused about seeing this film because the trailer made it seem like it was basically a comedy, but, while there are light and comedic moments (which I did appreciate), they don’t make up the entire film. I quite enjoyed it overall. Psycho (1960) is my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film, and I loved seeing all the scenes of them making it. I kind of wish there had been more. I liked how it opened and closed like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Anthony Hopkins was excellent and completely disappeared into the character. The rest of the cast were fine too. The major thing I wasn’t that keen on was how it focused so much on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. It just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Oh well, it’s still a very solid film about a legendary filmmaker.

Hitchcock (2012)

I wasn’t too enthused about seeing this film because the trailer made it seem like it was basically a comedy, but, while there are light and comedic moments (which I did appreciate), they don’t make up the entire film. I quite enjoyed it overall. Psycho (1960) is my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film, and I loved seeing all the scenes of them making it. I kind of wish there had been more. I liked how it opened and closed like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Anthony Hopkins was excellent and completely disappeared into the character. The rest of the cast were fine too. The major thing I wasn’t that keen on was how it focused so much on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. It just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Oh well, it’s still a very solid film about a legendary filmmaker.


Fright Night (2011)
P365 Film #292
This is not a film I’d have rushed to see at the cinema. However, once again, I won some tickets to it and it’s just silly to say no to a free movie. So, I saw the original film, Fright Night (1985), a year or two ago and I thought it was a cheesy, fun 80s movie. This remake is pretty much the same, except for the 80s part. It sticks reasonably close to the original, mostly just updating it. I liked the performances from Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and especially David Tennant (even if he was just playing Criss Angel meets Russell Brand for some of it). I really didn’t care for Colin Farrell though. I’ve kinda only just realised that I don’t like him. He’s eye candy for some people (not me) but that’s it. I thought he really phoned in his performance in this one - he was nothing special. Anyway, yeah, not really a good movie and I could pick it to pieces. But I knew what to expect, and I just enjoyed the ride. The 3D wasn’t terrible or great, just unnecessary. Also, I got a kick out of Chris Sarandon’s cameo.

Fright Night (2011)

P365 Film #292

This is not a film I’d have rushed to see at the cinema. However, once again, I won some tickets to it and it’s just silly to say no to a free movie. So, I saw the original film, Fright Night (1985), a year or two ago and I thought it was a cheesy, fun 80s movie. This remake is pretty much the same, except for the 80s part. It sticks reasonably close to the original, mostly just updating it. I liked the performances from Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and especially David Tennant (even if he was just playing Criss Angel meets Russell Brand for some of it). I really didn’t care for Colin Farrell though. I’ve kinda only just realised that I don’t like him. He’s eye candy for some people (not me) but that’s it. I thought he really phoned in his performance in this one - he was nothing special. Anyway, yeah, not really a good movie and I could pick it to pieces. But I knew what to expect, and I just enjoyed the ride. The 3D wasn’t terrible or great, just unnecessary. Also, I got a kick out of Chris Sarandon’s cameo.