The Meyerowitz Stories (5.75/10):
Decent drama about family issues, well directed and well acted, but gets a bit too stretched by the end and in one specific scene acting was really bad.
The Pelican Brief (7/10):
After reading the book this is based on, I jumped right into the movie. It has made some good changes from the book, and tightens the narrative, which of course you would expect a movie to do. It is the kind of movie where you have to pay a lot of attention to everything, otherwise you might find yourself lost. Having read the book I didn't face that issue, so I recommend it.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (3/10):
One of the worst drops in quality between instalments I have seen. The movie rips apart everything that the first movie set up, and proceeds to go on a path that pisses you off on every turn. Characters are annoying and lifeless this time around, acting is almost universally bad, you cannot understand why actors like Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges were brought in and then sidelined for an older characters return. For fukc's sake Channing Tatum was advertised so much yet is only in a few scenes before he goes into a coma for the rest of the movie. Julianne Moore, an otherwise good actress, is terrible in this movie. I seriously thought that the director had lost his mind while making this movie. This is the kind of movie that not only disappoints you, but angers you at almost every turn.
Just Friends (6/10):
Decent and funny rom-coms, plays around with tropes but ultimately tells a fun story and doesn't bore you. Elements of the Anil Kapoor movie Badhai Ho are from this movie.
Big Night (5.5/10):
It's an OK watch but after seeing it you ask yourself what actually happened in the movie.
The Perfect Storm (5/10):
Stock characters and effects that make it hard to watch the movie sink this one. I forwarded through the last 45 minutes because I couldn't understand what was happening in the movie, and I did not care about the characters. This could have been something much more, but ultimately is a disappointment.
In the middle of my winter break movie binge, I suddenly left movies and started bingeing Fringe, and very interesting and intriguing Sci-Fi show that has kept me engaged since, probably won't be watching a lot of movies since the show has me totally hooked and I want to finish it before the break ends.
Movie of the Week: The Pelican Brief.