Sunday, November 28

Jennifer's Body

Director: Karyn Kusama

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131734/

Review: Has a few laughs and is an easy watch but mostly feels like a weak first draft.

Rent it if: There's nothing better? I guess?

And if you liked: Carrie, Mean Girls, Juno

Friday, November 19

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Director: David Yates

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926084/

Review: Good energetic action, great spooky atmosphere and quite funny too.

Go see it if: You've at least seen the previous films. The book helps, but it's not as essential as the last few.

And if you liked: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Pan's Labyrinth, Brazil, The Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, November 16

I Love You, Man

Director: John Hamburg

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155056/

Review: Following a standard formula but there's still plenty of fun stuff to enjoy.

Rent it if: You enjoy Paul Rudd's charming face.

And if you liked: Knocked Up, Step Brothers, The Hangover

Monday, November 15

The Arbor

Director: Clio Barnard

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623008/

Review: Loses its way a bit at the end but is still very atmospheric moody and powerful.

Go see it if: You're not depressed. It's pretty rough.

And if you liked: Waltz With Bashir, Dead Man's Shoes

Wednesday, November 10

Paranormal Activity 2

Director: Tod Williams

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536044/

Review: Boring, unscary and predictable.

Go see it if: You're stupid like me.

And if you liked: Paranormal Activity, Last Days

Tuesday, November 9

Easy A

Director: Will Gluck

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1282140/

Review: Strong and witty with a good message and a lot of appeal.

Go see it if: You're not sensitive to the down-putting of fundamentalist Christianity.

And if you liked: Mean Girls, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You

Sunday, November 7

Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/

Review: Generally well made and recreates the atmosphere of the original but ultimately brings nothing new and badly overdoes a few scenes.

Go see it if: You so horrified at the idea of reading subtitles that you can't bring yourself to watch the original.

And if you liked: 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, Elephant

Check this out: Let the Right One In (Book), Let the Right One In (Film)

Saturday, November 6

The Kids Are All Right

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0842926/

Review: Drags a little at the end and lacking in some closure but is otherwise a very well performed and engaging movie.

Go see it if: You're not put off by... sex? I guess?

And if you liked: Modern Family, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Away We Go, It's Complicated (except good)

Friday, November 5

Jackass 3D

Director: Jeff Tremaine

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1116184/

Review: Fairly hit and miss but when it hits it's definitely some good fun.

Go see it if: You can handle a lot of on screen vomiting... a lot.

And if you liked: Jackass, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Pink Flamingos

Jackass Number Two

Director: Jeff Tremaine

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493430/

Review: A bit long and has a few genuinely sickening moments but does deliver some good chuckles.

Rent it if: You find Jackass funny. It's that simple.

And if you liked: Jackass, Jackass: The Movie, Pink Flamingos