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Archive for February, 2008


Knocked Up, not a knock out?

I reckon that this movie is a great example of how you expectation of a film can have a big effect how much you enjoy it.

I wasn’t expecting too much of it, I watched it at the end of the night with a glass of wine or two as a simple DVD movie to relax with and ended up thoroughly enjoying it.

My wife on the other hand went to the Cinema to see it and was expecting it to be very funny, although I’m not sure why, the trailers weren’t that good, and she ended up being dissapointed with it.

I think this is often why people are dissapointed with sequels to their favorite movies, they go with high expectations and that makes it very difficult for the movie to be as good as the original.

Being in the middle of a bit of a “life style” change (divorce and moving, again) I’ve not had chance to make it to the Big Screen much over the last couple of months and have got a little bit out of touch with what’s on, so when a friend of mine called to say “we gotta go see Cloverfield” I had no idea what the movie was about or why he was keen.

He sold it to me as “The Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla” which turned out to be a pretty accurate description, although I enjoyed it a LOT more than GodZilla.

The movie is almost split in to three seperate “acts”.


Samuel Jackson learns to Sing

Black Snake Moan on DVD

I could say more about this movie, as there are some pretty funny moments, although most of them were in the trailer..

but the main memory I have of the movie is simply that at the start Samuel Jackson doesn’t seem to be able to sing very well, at all, and then towards the end of the movie I was actually enjoying the blues band performance in the bar.

I think I’m going to have to watch it again to work out what happened..