The Last Dragon - Hadn't seen this in a long time. It wasn't quite as funny as I remembered it being, but it was still funny.
Heavenly Creatures - Yeah, I'd actually never seen this before. Pretty good movie. Had some very Peter Jackson-esque moments, but overall it was pretty restrained and that worked. I'd watch it again, but I wouldn't buy it.
Pitch Perfect - So, to offset the woman going to see Django Unchained, I had to watch one of her movies with her. This turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting and if someone could edit out all the parts with singing and dancing, I might even be willing to say I enjoyed it. Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins, who play commentators (as if this **** was televised) were pretty funny every single time they were on screen and for some reason I can't yet explain, I like Anna Kendrick. But all the dancing and singing (oh god, the MUSUC WAS HORRIBLE) was a chore to sit through.
Come Drink With Me - An old Shaw Brothers classic about a beautiful woman who kicks a whole bunch of asses. Clearly, a huge influence on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (and, from what I've read, a very large number of action films in general since it's release). It was pretty good fun, although compared to today, a lot of the fights seemed slow. Action choreography has come a long, long way. Chang pei-Pei is great, though, and like I said, it's good fun.
Miller's Crossing - So ****ing good. My favorite Coens movie after The Big Lebowski. Best dialogue in a movie ever? Might just be.
The Replacement Killers - Slightly above average shooter flick for it's style and looks, because Chow Yun Fat is so ****ing cool and Mira Sorvino is so ****ing hot. Was on one of the movie channels and I hadn't seen it in a while.
The Bank Job - Solid heist flick, and Statham only punches one or two people. This one actually gets by on the story! I dug it.
Sam Jackson gets out of prison after 25 years and attempts to go straight, but gets sucked back in to the life of a grifter by the son of his old partner. Another pretty solid flick, although the ending was kinda so-so. I'm a big SLJ fan, though, and it's always nice to see him in a small, character flick like this. Definitely worth a rent.
Bank Job was a real surprise. Statham CAN act. More filmakers should try to harness that.
String bean, Rick-James-lookin' fool
Nicolas Cage thinks that Jason Statham is generally poor at picking scripts.
It has gotten a little better the last few years, but before that Statham seemed to pick the worst movies possible to be in and it is just a waste since he is very entertaining doing his 'tough guy with a sense of humor' thing. Statham obviously isn't getting the script for Lincoln, but there are good action movies and bad ones. I thought Killer Elite was pretty enjoyable.
Watched 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' last night. Really enjoyed it.
Caught ZeroDarkThirty today. It was awesome. My pick for Best Picture @ Oscars now.