Archive for August, 2009

Inglorious Basterds

August 25, 2009

This is a fun, if blood & guts is your kind of film, war movie.  Betrayal, love and lots of mayhem.  Actually, it is an alternate history movie.  Has Tarantino been hanging around with SF writers?  Turtledove, Stirling, Flint, etc.  In any case the film moves along swiftly and with a big finish.  The acting is quite good, tho Pitt does come across as having too much fun playing a hillbilly.  I enjoyed the film.

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District 9

August 25, 2009

This is an amazing film.  It combines the feel of a documentary with the crazy events as they occur.  It is one of the best science fiction films I’ve seen.  The situation the aliens find themselves in is quite believable as is the reaction of the surrounding populace.  The locale is in South Africa.  The director gets some fine acting from his cast.  Yes, it does leave itself open to a sequel.  This ending was, apparently, realized towards the end of shooting.  As one critic noted, “Bring on District 10!”  If you haven’t seen the film, I strongly urge you to do so.