[Memoirs of a Geisha]
... eye candy, acting's alright, still have trouble with Chinese actresses playing Japanese Geisha but think of it as a 'story' rather than a revealation on Geisha life and Japanese culture... it's not too bad in that sense. note on the 'story': it's not romance at all... it's perverted.
... gotta give it to Ang Lee again. it is truely a great love story. the 'cowboys' acting were excellent. relationships with the wives and the way wives behaves is a bit different than what i pictured it when reading the book. but in the film it all made sense. wyoming is beautiful and he captured it well.
but i have read the original novel a couple months ago, i have to say, the novel is still better than the movie. not that Lee didn't do a good job turning the story into film... it's just that i don't feel as moved by the film than i did the book. i remember when i finished the story, i was so moved and in such deep sadness that no words can describe really.
[Good Night and Good Luck]
... a burning accusation against Bush's patriot's act. lots of smoking (never realized that anchors can smoke on camera back then) and really feels like the 50's. a movie worth watching.
... basically it's 3 movies in one:
act I: the journey out (recruiting and journey to the island);
act II: Jurassic Park;
act III: King Kong destroys New York.
Not as much screaming as I expected, ha. not as bad as the reviews have suggested. roach-like creatures on the island were insanely creepy. romantic scenes with Kong and the girl and sunset/sunrise made us laugh (sorry we're cynical people). the director really can't act. the script writer was too heroic. and the whole time during Act II I was wondering: why would the dino's and Kong fight for such little piece of meat? :P
overall i still admire Peter Jackson for remaking King Kong, but enough epic movies already.