Jane Eyre - There are so many different movies of this story, goddamn. This one has William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg in it. And a really little Anna Paquin. I liked it ok. It focuses more on the story than the Fassbender/Wasikowska version, but it lacks the atmosphere and technical quality of that one immensely. I'll take the latter version over it any day.
The Samurai Trilogy - Toshiro Mifune as Musashi Miyamoto, a real life samurai and renaissance man. All three flicks were pretty good, with moments of greatness. There were a couple giant fight sequences that I really loved and the climactic duel on the beach at sunrise in the third film was impressive as ****. I wouldn't put this at the top of my list of samurai movie recommendations, but they're worth watching for sure.
Heartbreakers - Sometimes you just watch a movie because it's on, has a great cast and it has a lot of cleavage.
The Night Of The Hunter - Quite possibly the best cinematography and use of lighting in a black and white movie that I've ever seen. Seriously. Great movie, too, but, holy crap, it looked amazing. Robert Mitchum is great in it as a preacher who murders a woman and terrorizes her children in pursuit of some hidden money. Loved it, and will be buying the Blu-ray next time someone is selling Criterions for half price.
Red State - Not bad. Michael Parks was ****ing great. Had some funny lines that remind you you're watching a Kevin Smith movie, but otherwise it didn't feel like one much at all. Just like with jersey Girl, I like seeing Kevin Smith step out of his comfort zone a bit, even if it doesn't completely work. Too bad he's giving up on the business (or so he says) after his next one.
You Only Live Twice - I was reading an article about Akiko Wakabayashi, the girl who plays the Bond girl Aki in the film and it made me want to watch this again. It's enjoyable in a ridiculous, kitschy way, but I don't care if I never see it again. Definitely a weaker entry in the Bond series.
Finding Nemo - I actually had not seen this before. Not even close to my favorite Pixar movie, but very enjoyable.
21 Jump Street - Pretty funny. I don't know that I'd buy it, but I enjoyed it and would watch it again.
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance - You know what? **** you, I liked this movie. It's stupid and awesome in all the ways I expected from a Neveldine/Taylor flick. Idris Elba and Ciaran Hinds were ****ing great, chewing scenery and enjoying themselves like you don't get to see very often (because they're usually playing serious roles). Really, my only gripe with this, and it's a sizable one, is Nicolas Cage. There are times when his over-acting seems like it fits with all the bat**** crazy going on, but mostly it's just distracting and annoying. Put almost anyone else in that role and I would be buying this movie right now. As it stands I'm kind of glad I got to see it for free on a free Starz preview weekend, but I wouldn't have felt bad if I'd paid to see it in a theater, either. Also, Ghost Rider himself looked ****ing bad ass. They did so much right with this flick, I just wish it could have been someone else.
The Bad Sleep Well - Kurosawa's kinda-sorta Hamlet adaptation, with Toshiro Mifune as Hamlet, set in post-war Japan and focusing on a corrupt Japanese corporation. It's excellent. There's parts in the last 30 minutes or so that get a little melodramatic, but overall I loved it. Highly recommended.