Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DVD reviews 3

I watched a few more movies this weekend; thought I'd share my thoughts.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (rated PG-13): I picked this up because of the little girl who's been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis)--she was 6 when she made the movie and is 9 now. Let me tell you, this girl has some acting chops. I don't know if she's the best actress out of those nominated, but she has tons of talent for her young age, and she's cute as a button to boot. Anyway, I can't really even describe the movie appropriately--here's the description from IMDB: 
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Even that doesn't do this movie justice. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before, and is fantastical but hauntingly realistic at the same time. A really well done film.

Frankenweenie (rated PG): In general, I am a fan of Tim Burton's work. I like almost everything I've seen of his (granted, I haven't seen everything). Having said that, I must admit that I didn't finish this movie. I just couldn't get into it, and I'm not really sure why. I just had to put our beloved chocolate Lab down last week, so maybe it was a little too close to home for me? Whatever the reason, sadly I didn't finish this movie.

Have you seen anything good lately?
Enjoy your reading--and viewing!

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