The Happening (2008)
[Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo]
This movie, by M. Night Shyamalan, is about some strange event causing people to harm themselves in fatal ways. It centers on a high school science teacher and his wife, and their attempt to avoid becoming victims as well.
I don't know. I just found this movie odd. The premise was interesting, but I just felt... let down, I guess. I suppose the point of it is "the unknown". I don't know.
Can't say I would recommend it, but it's not like it's a horrible film, either.
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
[Deborah Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Lawlor, Vic Chao]
Well, I was excited to see this movie, as the hype over it a few weeks ago was intense. Seemed like it was going to be a really cheesy, but fun, action flick.
Sadly, I was more bored than anything. And my 13-year-old fell asleep halfway through the movie!
Too much of the film centered around the marine scientists and their drawn out realization of what they were dealing with, and then their plans to bring the two beasts together.
We do get to see some of the battle between the two at the end, but it isn't nearly enough to make up all that comes before. Recommended for die hard "mega animal" movie fans, but in general, it was just blah. A letdown.
On the Waterfront (1954)
[Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb]
This was the first time I have ever watched this silver screen classic. And I shouldn't have waited so long! What a great movie.
Brando is awesome as Terry, but so is everyone else in the cast, including Eva Marie Saint and Karl Malden. Just a great cast in a great movie, directed so well by Elia Kazan.
I am sure I don't have to summarize something so well known, but basically it is a film about how easy it is to do nothing when it is so very hard to do the right thing. Definitely deserves it's reputation as a classic.
Highly recommended, if you haven't already seen it!