Mitzi @ the Movies
- Mitzi J. Johnson
Welcome back, ladies and gents! It is snowing really, really hard right now. Brrrrr! I am not a fan of the snow, I have to say, but I do love to drink lots and lots of hot chocolate, preferably GHIRADELLI and preferably with whipped cream. So, thank goodness for movies and warm socks? Right? Okay, so this next film was recommended to me by an acquaintance of mine. I took the risk because it is not something that I would typically watch. I am still debating on whether the risk was worth it or not.
Length: 107 minutes
Director: MARTIN MCDONAGH
Cast: RALPH FIENNES, COLIN FARRELL, BRENDAN GLEESON, CIARAN HINDS, CLEMENCE POESY, THEKLA REUTEN, JEREMIE RENIER, THEO STEVENSON, ROBBIE KAY, ZELIJKO IVANEK
Other Features: Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; bonus features
Screen Format: Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Original Release Date: 2008
Well, I liked this movie and I didn't like this movie. Let's talk about the good stuff first, shall we? I loved that it was filmed in BRUGES. I have been to BELGIUM and wanted to go to BRUGES, but no one else in my traveling party wanted to go, so we didn't. However, I did have the BEST CHOCOLATE I have ever tasted in BRUSSELS. Anyhoo, I thought the cinematography and the sound were brill. The camerawork was simple, still, slightly edgy and quiet. It captured the beauty of this old city. The script was pretty good. RALPH FIENNES was okay, as were the other actors. The story begins with COLIN FARRELL in BRUGES hiding out with this other guy 'cuz he killed someone he wasn't supposed to. They are hitmen. RALPH FIENNES is the bigwig hitman and goes to BRUGES when things don't turn out as expected. I am leavin' a lot out, but that is the basic jist of the whole thing. What I didn't like about it was that you couldn't understand the actors half the time, especially COLIN FARRELL. The scenes were a bit too long for my taste, especially if you couldn't understand what they were saying. There were some REALLY boring sequences. But there was some fine acting, beautiful camerawork and good writing sprinkled throughout, which kept me engaged. So, it is worth the watch.
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