Feb 2, 2009

Two movies...

...that I would like to hear your thoughts on. For those of you that have seen them, of course.

Eagle vs Shark - For a lot of it, it seemed to be the Kiwi version of Napolean Dynamite. Yet there was a sweetness and a distant hilarity to it that I thought the other missed out on. For me, at least. Fans of The Flight of the Conchords should love it.

Funny Games - I saw the English language version with Naomi Watts, Michael Pitt and Tim Roth. Not that it matters. I understand the director did a shot by shot remake of his original German language version of it. I have mixed feelings about it. I wanna say it was brilliant, but I also wanna say that I was bored to tears.

Have you seen either?

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17 comments:

Avitable said...

Haven't seen either, although I had heard good things about the former.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Anything with Tim Roth in it makes it instantly watchable. I've seen it twice, but enjoyed it more the 2nd time around.

Michelle said...

No!!

But i want to!

Because you said so!!!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

mr zig said...

Hey - I've seen both - Thought eagle vs shark was disappointing, cuz, well I expected more... still enjoyed it though..

Funny games, saw both - english and german (and i speak german) - the german version is MUCH more disturbing... I think it might have to do with the dialogue.. But yeah, the english one was a little dry...

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - it was quirky goodness. But I can see where some might not like it.

Bastard - I think I might like it a 2nd time...knowing all the twists and weird stuff.

Michelle - Happy Super Monday to you as well.

Zig - was the dialogue different? Or just the inflection?

Slyde said...

neither for me..

Dr Zibbs said...

I haven't seen either but did see the 3d Valentine's day movie which was very, very weak.

The dude playing the sheffif was so bad I was laughing. 3D was pretty cool though.

Faiqa said...

nope.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Nope, I'm out too!

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - you might enjoy Funny Games.

Zibbs - the 3D is the only reason to watch that film. Made it fun.

Faiqa & Candy - Eagle vs Shark was cute.

Ookami Snow said...

I haven't even heard of either, but I am interested in the first one.

i am the diva said...

i thought Eagle vs Shark was great. i just loved the actress, she was so adorably cute. Jemaine was good, and the fight scene was awesome. But my fave part was when she picks her video game name: "Dangerous Person" - brilliant.

Heff said...

Haven't seen either, so my comment is worthless, as normal.

i am the diva said...

oh and Earl, you'll be happy to know that i watched "The Big Lebowski" this weekend for the *first* time and thought it was AWESOME! by *first* i mean first time sober. I remembered exactly zero things from the first time i watched it in college. lol.

B.E. Earl said...

Ookami - especially if you like the show or movies like Nap Dyno.

Diva - I thought she was clearly the best part of the movie and I'm surprised she hasn't had more work. She is the real-life girlfriend of the director/writer.

Heff - always appreciated, nonetheless.

Diva - it's not just my favorite movie for any ole reason. I actually didn't enjoy it the first time I saw it. But it grew on my like a fungus.

Bruce said...

Haven't seen either, but I did force myself to watch Napoleon Dynamite......

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen either, although I had heard good things about the former.


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