Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekly Round-up (12/4/11 - 12/10/11)

Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith) *** - There have been a lot of films on the Santa Claus legend. Some are better than others. This is one of the better ones. I was genuinely surprised by this one. I wasn't expecting much since we've all been here before but there's enough charm, wit, humor and visual delights that it makes it all seem fresh, probably due to the fact that it infused a certain British sensibility to the proceedings. I like it better than The Santa Clause and Elf.

The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman) **** - This is actually the second time I've seen this film so this is a rewatch since I own it on DVD. Yes, it's every bit as haunting and occasionally disturbing as when I first saw it but I also took note at how darkly humorous it is at times. It's a doom, gloom landmark film. It's not my favorite Bergman film but it's in the Top 5.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Arthur Christmas does look kind of good, but can it really be better than The Santa Claus?

Bart said...

i want a yukon cornelius movie

YeamieWaffles said...

Thanks for the Round-Up as usually buddy, I was originally extremely sceptical when I saw a poster for Arthur Christmas but now I don't know... I am sorely tempted to go check it out. There's no way it can beat the all time greatest Christmas film Bad Santa though!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Yessss the Seventh Seal is awesome.

My 2 Pesos said...

I watched The Seventh Seal, but I thing I have to watch it again.

Interwebs Fails said...

The Seventh Seal is such a great movie.

Simon black said...

The Sevent Seal is a classic, great movie.

Probably wont buy Arthur Christmas, but if I ever come across it I might just check it out.