Archive for October 2010

Buried

October 6, 2010

Yesterday I experienced a first. I went to see the 705 showing of Buried AKA Ryan Reynolds buried in a box in Iraq with a cell phone and a zippo for two hours. I was the only one in the theater for the entire film. Considering the film was just released 5 days prior the empty theater bodes ill for it’s box office draw. Luckily I imagine it cost very little to make: it has one on-screen actor and one set small set. While it’s political commentary regarding the Iraq War and DOD contractors was trite I must admit that Reynolds does a fine job and the Kafka-lite battles against bureaucracy and the inconveniences of mobile-phone culture keep the film almost constantly entertaining. Reynolds perhaps even transcends his pretty-boy image and demonstrates that his talents, even if they’re just comedic, extend beyond his square jaw and six pack “situation.” Not exactly recommended but not a waste of time either. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The Fall movie season has begun!

October 1, 2010

And already I feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of movies that have been recently released that I feel morally obligated to go see. Here’s what’s playing in Metro Boston that will eat up my time in the next week or so:

The Social Network

Catfish

Buried

Freakonomics

Waiting for Superman

and, last but certainly not least, the new Woody Allen, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Jeez, in a couple of week’s it’s going to be time to buy another 25 pack of discounted Kendall Cinema tickets! There goes my budget!