Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Roundup (9/18/11 - 9/24/11)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford) **** - One of the true Western classics of all time and one of director John Ford's flatout masterpieces. This is actually my second time watching this and upon a second viewing, I realize how beautiful and masterful this film is. James Stewart stars as a legendary senator who was "the man who shot Liberty Valance", a notoriously evil and cruel outlaw of the West. The film is about how he came to be known as that. Also starring John Wayne, this film can be called one of the first anti-Westerns as it dissects the legend of the West. An absolute must-see.

Horrible Bosses (Seth Gordon) **1/2 - The film's concept is quite strong: Three guys with three horrible bosses and they decide to off them. Unfortunately, the resulting film is rather uneven. It would've been a much more intriguing had it been a tad more darker and tad less broader. The ensemble cast is strong though and elevates the material especially the bosses (Colin Farrell in particular). There are some good laughs in it but overall, merely okay.

21 comments:

My 2 Pesos said...

I'm watching them tomorrow. (:

fatbloodyfinger said...

I was looking forward to Horrible Bosses because I was a fan of The King Of Kong, but oh well.

Jaccstev said...

There are indeed some good laughs in Horrible Bosses. I quite enjoy the movie.

R.gers said...

Nice, something to watch this week. Thanks dude!

YeamieWaffles said...

Thanks for the update man. Horrible Bosses is, dare I say it? Hilarious? I loved it and can't see why people are so against it.

Rawr said...

interesting post, followin you

Adam said...

good picks

Orang3 said...

I didn't expect any good from horrible bosses but I enjoyed it.

You have a new follower sir!

Bersercules said...

I wanna check out The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! Haven't been able to find a DVD of it yet!

Bart said...

charlie day for president

Natural One said...

I love westerns, I'll have to check out the first one

Electric Addict said...
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Electric Addict said...

never heard of the man who shot liberty valance but now it sounds like i need see it!

tracirz said...

hmm, an anti-western :D

Damon said...

i never hear that /:
soung good :P

Copyboy said...

Hilarious that the two are in the same post.

my day in a sentence said...

I never really liked westerns. Dunno why. O_o

Gizmo said...

Nice blog
+follow!

Major.Mack said...

hmm ill have to check it out

level85nerd said...

Sounds pretty interesting, I'm definitely interested.

Jason said...

Got to say those videos were pretty cool! Great find man! Thanks for the update!