Thomas Balkcom’s Movies

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Hello all.

I am sitting here on my last day off before the Fall semester begins listening to the “I Love Movies” podcast and planning what I will do for the rest of the day. We are going to see District 9 tonight at midnight, a movie that until recently, I was not all that excited about. As the weeks have progressed I have grown more and more anxious to see it. If some time frees up this week, I will also go see The Goods and definitely Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. There is also a good chance that we are going to go to the Braves game on Saturday, although that is still up in the air. Tomorrow is when my new schedule begins for both work and school which I am rather happy with it. I only have one difficult class, a course in film theory, and that class is by itself on Monday and Wednesday which is great.

Here are some reviews, and that will be it for today.

205. (revisit) 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005) – 6.5/10 <- – I am honestly surprised that I have never reviewed this before. I saw this much later than most people did and have loved it since. Most of you all have seen it so there is not much that I can say about it other than Steve Carrell is hilarious as is Paul Rudd’s character.

206. (revisit) Beowulf (Robert Zemeckis, 2007) – 4.5/10 <- – Reviewed before.

207. (revisit) Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, 2007) – 7.5/10 <- – I have always heralded this as one of the few examples of the last few years of film that holds up both in the realm of comedy and drama. This is especially noteworthy due to its wide acceptance and financial success. Knocked Up is just a great all-around film that I hope holds up over time.

208. (revisit) I Love You, Man (John Hamburg, 2009) – 6/10 <- – Reviewed before.

209. Funny People (Judd Apatow, 2009) – 6.5/10 <- – I had extremely high expectations for this film, and to be honest, those expectations were met. I agree with the consensus the film’s final third is weak but I still loved the film as a whole. Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler’s relationship was very interesting and there are some classic, quotable lines throughout.

That’s it for now, thank you for reading.


Written by thomasbalkcom

August 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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