Friday, 12 November 2010

A Serving of Links (with a Side of Commentary)

I'm generally proud of myself, I promised increased posting in November - considering the dryness of October - and I've generally made good on that claim thus far.

I know it's not really kosher to read reviews for new films if you haven't seen them, but there are some films I just don't care. I either don't care about the reviews, or don't ever plan on seeing them. Due Date falls in the latter group, and I'm glad I caught Jose's review because it was hilarious.

I'm months overdue on giving you that review of my favourite film, which most of you may know by now. Bear with me. Rachel only recently listed her top three, two of which make my top 100. She says she has a type, can you spot the similarities between the three?
I just recently offered up my take on Winter's Bone and Rory gives a similarly positive - but more detailed - review of it. It's easily identifiable as a flick with the female interest at heart, speaking of which Walter offers up a nice review of Tyler Perry's latest For Colored Girls... I understand that some people just will not be fans of Perry's work generally but I can't help but feel that some of the critical slamming it's taken is just because people have a general aversion to him. Shame, I'm interested - Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington...need I go on?

I miss Parks & Recreation and I miss Amy Poehler. Luke ranks the women of SNL and of course Amy wins for me because she is just brilliant. Head on over and tell him he rigged the vote.

Yesterday was Leo D's birthday, I wrote up a little pseudo-retrospective and now for some reviews of some of his films. Aiden has good things to say about Catch Me If You Can, a film I feel is always unfairly remembered, and come on was Christopher Walken not brilliant in that? Chris Cooper stole his Oscar. Anna also offers up word on The Departed, one of my favourite BP wins of the last decade.

Yesterday happened to be Veteran's Day for you Americans, it's not till Sunday for us here in Guyana - Remembrance day by that name. The Mad Hatter offers up a nice perspective on the day.
   
Bring on the weekend review of Animal Kingdom coming soon...

7 comments:

MovieNut14 said...

Thanks for the linkage. Nice to see you back in the blogging world again.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Thanks for the linky-link! I really hope you see For Colored Girls. So good!

Catch Me If You Can is probably Walken's finest performance in decades. My vote, though, would go to Ed Harris in The Hours. Pure beauty.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

anna thanks. it's nice to be missed :)

walter i'm actually glad you bring up ed because i'm always flip-flopping between which of the two i think deserves the win. i generally think christopher and then i'll see ed's final scene. shame none of them won.

Jose said...

I think Chris Cooper stole Ed Harris' Oscar in any case...or maybe John C. Reilly's, that was a phenomenal year for that category wasn't it?

The Mad Hatter said...

Thanks for the plug amigo...it's been a tough few weeks for me blogging-wise so support like this is very much appreciated.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the link love Andrew! Glad to see you enjoy two out of my three. Can't wait for the big reveal on your favorite (someday).

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

jose yup, that WAS a good year for the supporting actors though i still wish dillane could have made it from the hours. no one ever remembers him.

mad hatter glad to be of assistance :)

rachel ha. it's been mentioned before, but i'm glad you're waiting. soon...