Monday, July 27, 2009

Movie Monday - Yea, Nay, and What the Hey???


Miss Marple, Series IV: Murder is Easy (2008)

[Julia McKenzie, Shirley Henderson, Sylvia Syms, Benedict Cumberbatch]

Another episode of the BBC Marple series, this was better than the previous one, possibly because Miss Marple is much more involved in solving things here.

On a train, Marple meets a woman headed to Scotland Yard, intent on proving a friend was murdered. But she is soon murdered, as well, and Miss Marple takes it upon herself to investigate the woman's claims. She finds quite a hotbed of secrets and death before her trip is done.

An interesting story holds your interest, and the acting is just wonderful. Great fun!

Highly recommended.


Sabretooth (2002)

[David Keith, Vanessa Angel, John Rhys-Davies, Josh Holloway]

Yeah. Okay, so I watched this one even though I was warned by a friend not to. I think that made me want to watch it even more. Masochistic? Never said I wasn't, when it comes to horror films.

Sadly, this was another bad one that is just bad.

Plot: A scientist and the man who is financially backing her lose the cloned, rapidly aged sabretooth tiger they have bred. Tiger goes on a rampage through the forest, where some unlucky campers become meals.

Acting is blah, characters are worse, excitement is nil. Avoid it, even though I didn't.


Lady in the Water (2006)

[Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Freddy Rodriguez]

Well, this was an odd film. I don't really know how to explain it or what to think of it.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this is a story about an apartment superintendent (Giamatti) who finds a strange girl in the pool. Why she is here and how to get her back safely make up the plot of the movie.

The film isn't bad, but it also is a bit too "clever" for me. Like I said, I am not really sure what to make of it.

If you like fantasy or Shyamalan's work, this might appeal to you. Not sure otherwise.



  1. lady in the water was an interesting one...did i hear it was based on a childrens tale? how can you resist a sabertooth tiger? ok maybe i will.

  2. There's one clear way to tell if a movie is going to suck or not, if it has David Keith in it, it's going to suck.

  3. If you don't watch the crap how will you ever know when something is good? I too feel the pull of schlocky monster movies.

  4. I'll have to try and catch these Miss Marple movies!

  5. I have always thought of Joan Hickson as my definitive Miss Marple and have had difficulty with anyone else taking on the role since she died ten or eleven years ago. Lady in the Water sounds interesting, I will keep my eyes open for it.

  6. i do like M. Night, but this movie was a disapointment...i hear his latest one is too, but havent yet seen it. Sabretooth was on the tv not long ago and i watched a bit of it...ugh, i think i switched to a baseball game and left it there.

  7. I didn't like Lady in the water.I don't know Sabretooth!