Rango (Gore Verbinski) ***1/2 - This is actually my second time watching this film. I saw the extended version on my recently purchased Blu-ray disc. It is beautiful to look at and is still a great film. I love the fact that it manages to create likeable, adorable characters out of ugly creatures.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
(Timur Bekmambetov) **1/2 - This film has some good moments. But they're
not enough to compensate the rest of the film which is quite a bit of a
mess. It's an inherently goofy premise: Abraham Lincoln, president of
the United States is actually a vampire hunter. The film plays it
straight like an alternate history. But the director doesn't have the
chops to keep the tone consistent and the result is some dull,
uninspired moments. The performances are pretty good so it's a pity.
There's some unrealized potential there.