Friday, November 25, 2005

My Movie Hero
We watched "Signs" yesterday, the M. Night Shyamalan film starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. My husband finally convinced me that this movie was not too scary for me. (I am a movie wimp.) I loved it.

The thing I love about Shyamalan's movies is the way he weaves this very human, very emotional story into a fascinating setting. The writing is phenomenal, the cinematography breathtaking--I just love these movies.

His other films are The Village, Unbreakable, and The Sixth Sense. The latter freaked me out, but I loved the others.

On the other hand...
Recently, we saw the Will Ferrell movie "Kicking and Screaming" which left me bored and rolling my eyes for 90 minutes. We had just re-watched "Elf" a few days before, and my 10-year-old asked while we were watching the dumbest soccer movie in the universe if this guy was really the same one who was in elf. Hmmm... I wonder. Who stole Will Ferrell?


  1. I liked Signs, but aliens that could cross the stars and not figure a way out of a closet ? (shrug). I loved Unbreakable, and The Sixth Sense. I still can't believe I didn't see the end coming in The Sixth Sense. Speaking of Bruce Willis, did you see what his latest project is ? It looks to be great !

    CYA L8R Julie !

  2. Noah, I didn't really think about the whole alien - closet thing. Yes, that was a bit of a stretch. Still, Shyamalan is a master storyteller. The way he weaves in meaning with plot twists and these incredibly vulnerable characters is just amazing.

    And no, I haven't seen Bruce Willis' new project. I'll look it up. Isn't he a versatile actor?

  3. Bruce is the bomb. I even enjoyed his performance in that "A Fistful of Dollars" rip-off "Last Man Standing".

    Shyamalan has surprised me on more than one occasion which is rare and I love !