Saturday, January 13, 2007

Going Down. . . . .

Last Night I watched THE LADY IN THE WATER by that M. Night guy. . . .never to be confused with M Murray Abraham. I was a big fan of this guy. I now believe him to be a hack.

His movies have gone steadily downhill.

The Sixth Sense was a great movie and although I liked it more, Unbreakable was less well received. (Unbreakable is a great movie.)

Signs wasn't a bad movie to watch and watching how all the elements folded into the denouement, made the film worthwhile. Signs, however, like The Village, was a good movie (I know most people didn't like the Village, I did!) to see once. Certainly no Amy Adams, Bryce Dallas Howard made The Village worth the price of admission.

Not true in The Lady in the Water. Bryce is in it. Paul Giamatti is in it. The movie was just bland and uninteresting. Worse yet, at a PG-13 rating Bryce wearing just a man's dress shirt never left you thinking, "Hey! maybe we'll see something. You actually get to see more of Paul Giamatti. . . . .and that's not a good thing.

2 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, Blogger zippychik said...

That "F" Murray Abraham! "F-F-F!" But you are right about Paul Giamati.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger RT said...

I read an interesting article about him (Philadelphia Mag?). It chronicled M.'s problems with studio honchos and the direction of his ability to make good movies. He seems so bent on his vision that he doesn't want to accept the guidance of people who sometimes (emphasize sometimes) know a little better, maybe only because they are looking at the work from the outside and not emotionally attached to the work.

 

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