Welcome to movies4mensa

In this blog, I hope to discover via rapport with film buffs all over the world why some films (movies) highly recommended or awards nominated or awards winner are not actually that good to me.
I am a professional pianist, guitarist, composer, arranger and orchestrator from Paraguay, and have been a movie buff for almost half a century.

domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009

Why such awful movies these days?

I have been a film buff for about 40 years now. I am a professional composer, arranger and orchestrator and have written some minor stuff for the movies.

I have just seen (or, rather, tried to) two AWFUL movies:

1. "Management". With Jennifer Aniston and Stve Zahn. Cute Jennifer is, after all, a non-too-clever gal. She is one of the producers of this awful, hard-to-believe, charmless and totally unlaughable film. My question is....why? Why on earth would someone average intelligent want to invest on a script such as this?. And even if the script were top-notch...Steve Zahn???
SPOILER: I know Woody Harrelson is somewhere in the movie, but could not watch it until then. It's too unseeable for me.

2. "Camille". Sienna Miller is a very good actress, and very pretty. However, she (nor James Franco) could save this AWFUL conception. Prune-like face-wrinkled (great) Scott Glenn could not, neither. The idea is not too bad, for a magic realism film. The actual presentation, however, is simply unbearable!. Poor old late David Carradine looks like he begged "...please give me a job, give me this part..."

The film tries to gives us the "...I don't care for and hate you..." surface male personna, however noble, romantic and in love deep within guy. Using a very, very poor metaphor on a gone love, the script and the film just gets messier and messier as it develops. The end -- maybe foreseen -- is just too corny!.