Movies Came Out In (2007)
No Country for Old Men – Did not like. Did not “get it”. Thought it was stupid. A hunter accidentally stumbles into the world of a drug deal gone bad near the Rio Grande river. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, in my opinion, it was just weird and not very good & certainly not winner-worthy.
Atonement – And interesting movie. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t think it was great either. If it were a true story, then it’d be pretty compelling, but it’s not. A 13 year old girl falsely accuses her older sister’s boyfriend of a crime, thus forever changing their lives. I loved the Dunkirk tie-in and the acting was very believable, but all-in-all it just fell a little flat for me.
Juno – Cute movie. Liked the acting. Good story, not great. Teenage girl gets pregnant, considers alternatives, eventually settles on a family for adoption, family situation turns out to not be what it appeared and “life happens”.
Michael Clayton – Meh. Thought it could have been so much more. A “fixer” is brought in to a high-profile law firm after one of their attorneys finds a conscience in a class action lawsuits they’re involved with. Plot sounds fantastic and really could have been something worth watching, but in my opinion it was not.
There Will Be Blood – Film started out, and I really liked it. Daniel Day Lewis is a great actor, but why must all his roles be so weird. In this film, I felt like his character took too quick of a turn into bizarro world without much of an explanation. The plot follows an oil prospector’s road to fortune around the turn of the century. I had high hopes, but I think this flick was a dud.
Ceremony Year (2008) – Movies Came Out In (2007)