Saturday, February 07, 2009

Couple of Quick Reviews

Couple of short reviews for you. Movie night at Maryann's last night!

Henry Poole Is Here PG (Luke Wilson)
Artsy sort of film that explores the issues of faith and believing in miracles. Also explores relationships between people. I hated the music and the artsy cinematography, but utterly enjoyed the characterizations of Henry Poole, Esperanza, the checkout girl, the neighbor woman, and her daughter. (Don't remember a fiancee and an overbearing mother, as noted in the summary on Flixster, but oh well.) Worth a viewing if you can overlook the strange camera angles and odd pop music. Lots to talk about here! (Or if you enjoy that sort of thing, then it'll be a movie you love!)

Henry Poole Is Here - IMDB page; No Page Available

Eagle Eye PG-13 (Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton)
I liked this better than I thought I would. It's hard to tell you what it's about without giving away the plot, but this thriller is worthwhile. LaBeouf is intense and energetic as the young "slacker" Jerry and the supporting cast is excellent. Especially enjoyed Michael Chiklis as the Secretary of Defense. I'll let my 14yo watch this one.

Eagle Eye - IMDB Page; Page

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