Film study… week 28

Remember Me
Source: Tesco DVD Rental

R-Patz plays a tortured (read: whiny and annoying) artistic type wooing Ally (Emilie de Ravin), the traumatised (read: whiny and annoying) daughter of the policeman (Chris Cooper) who beat him up during an unfair arrest. About an two thirds of the way into this film the DVD came to a shuddering halt and I had to unplug the DVD player to make it work again. It was at this point that I discovered that I really didn’t care what happened to the two lovers as long as I didn’t have to watch it.

Tyler fought the law... and the law won

The Blind Side
Source: Tesco DVD Rental

A tough-talking, gun-toting Christian Southern Belle (Sandra Bullock) takes in Big Mike, a homeless oversize teenage boy (Quiton Aaron) with outstanding athletic ability. She succeeds in coaxing him out of his shell,  giving him the family he’s never had and at the same time completely changing hers. I love Sandra Bullock and she’s brilliant in this obviously super emotionally manipulative true-life drama. It’s not without its faults and we could have done with more insight into Big Mike’s past but if you want heart-warming it doesn’t get much better than this.

And then Shoneesha said, "I didn't eat none of your damn porridge, motherfucker!"

Paul
Source: Cinema

Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are two British comic nerds on an “alien tour” around the States who end up assisting a foul-mouthed dope smoking fugitive extra terrestrial called Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who is on the run from the real men in black headed up by Jason Bateman’s Agent Zoyle. Kristen Wiig rounds out the kooky cast adding extra charm as a backwoods Christian who has literally had the faith knocked out of her and Paul himself is super lovable. We were in stitches even though my Paul had to point out a lot of the sci-fi in jokes to me.

Nothing could prepare them for the sight of Nick Frost with his shirt off

Highlander
Source: Channel 5 Sunday night film

Christopher Lambert plays Connor MacLeod, a Scottish highlander who discovers he is part of an immortal race preparing for a final battle where only one of them will survive. The problem with getting a Frenchman to play a Scot and a Scot to play a Spaniard (Sean Connery playing MacLeod’s mentor, Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez) is that you end up giggling through all the serious bits as they mangle the accents. This is packed with stunning sword play but I just couldn’t stop laughing.

And een my sporren ah 'ave got ze baguette and ze escargot en case ah get 'ungry

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