At 10/30/12 10:28 AM, Auz wrote:
The Perks of Being A Wallflower today.
I'm seeing it with friends in a few weeks and I liked the book. I've only heard positive reviews so I'm pretty hopeful it'll be good.
I got to see Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and Safety Not Guaranteed recently. I loved both, the former more, probably, because it's more ambitious, and really recommend them. Exactly what I look for in a movie: funny, pithy, poignant scenes, with likeable (if flawed) characters and an intriguing premise.
Seeking A Friend was insanely well executed (did not expect this from the director of Nick and Norah, which was good fun but not especially exceptional) and managed to find just the right balance between outrageously saccharine and incomprehensibly depressing. Safety Not Guaranteed was very funny and charming, with a perfect cast and enough steam for a satisfying pay-off. I'm a fan of Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass, and they had great chemistry together in this.
It's that sort of lo-fi, mellow comedy I'd like to exist in. Seeking A Friend seemed so great because it's really a movie about the human condition; the end is inevitable, and every action ultimately meaningless, so whatever works, man. But it's an optimistic film in the end, which just about works on a bitter-sweet level. I sincerely dug it.
Also I watched Skyfall and it was pretty cool.