Sunday, March 20, 2005
This may be old news...
... but still worth mentioning.
Sunday is the perfect day to watch a 'feelgood movie', so I thought I'd share a few favourites.
Garden State (2004). Zach Braff from 'Scrubs' proves that he's multi-talented. This is a beautifully crafted movie that leaves you happy and warm (and, according to some of my friends, totally in love with Natalie Portman). On top of that you get a couple of good laughs and ear-candy from the AMAZING soundtrack. (Pixelsurgeon review here.)
The Iron Giant (1999). A boy finds a robot from outer space and teaches him about the ways of Earthlings. With voices from Jennifer Aniston and Vin Diesel among others, the characters really come to life, and the drawing and animation is excellent. This film is so cute (and kick-ass and beautiful!) it makes you want to cry. I actually did on several occasions..
50 First Dates (2004). Common sense tells you that this is yet another silly Adam Sandler movie (Personally I don't have anything against those, but I know people who do. I did the test, and 50 First Dates scored high) This one is somewhat different. It's actually really touching and beautiful, apart from the usual wacko humor, that of course is there. Keep an eye out for 'Sam Gamgee' of Fellowship of the Ring (who also had the lead role in 'the Goonies', one of my childhood favourites).