So I watched A Mighty Heart the other night. I hadn't had any plans to watch it, but Angelina Jolie's performance has really been getting talked up, plus she's one of those actresses I really like but who can never seem to be in a really decent movie. This was a well-done movie, but it doesn't really fall into the gee, I'm going to want to see that again category.
The movie was made in the memory of Daniel Pearl, of The Wall Street Journal, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in January 2002. D didn't watch this one with me. It was an interesting movie, Jolie gave a really solid performance and yeah, it wasn't terribly upbeat. Infact, I was thinking of gouging out an eye and pouring habanero sauce in the wound to, you know, pick the mood up a bit.
Instead, we watched Logan's Run, which yes, I had never seen.
Wow, that movie is still a ton of fun, 32 years later. It has so much style, not just in the settings and costumes but in the way the story is carried out (bring your bong for the Love Shop scene, very interesting...). I don't think it will crack my 100 list, but then, it doesn't have the nostalgia factor it clearly does for everyone else.
Well, it has a little nostalgia. I totally forgot about the Fort Worth Water Gardens scene, which was bizarre and awesome, especially with the ocean behind it. And of course, who doesn't love American Werewolf in London's Jenny Agutter (though presumably most people probably know her from this).
But it was really enjoyable and holds up incredibly well. (And I can apparently still quote alongside T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," much to D's surprise who had no idea how I knew what the Old Man was saying)!