Friday, November 20, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

This movie of course based on the famous book was directed by Spike Jonze and stars Max Records (Max), Pepita Emmerichs (Claire), Catherine Keener (Mom) and others. The movie is an adventure, drama, fantasy, family film and an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book about a boy who is misbehaving and runs off to a place away from home and meets some almost monster like looking creatures of a sort upon this adventure. I found that like the book this movie is one of those things that will get jammed in my noggin because it is quite eccentric. Being a psychology major I think it is kind of an interesting look into some of the crazy stuff young boys might do and actually this book was even mentioned in the famous psych book called "Raising Cain". So um yeah for a story turned to a movie that was once only just a few lines in a book I think this movie was adapted nicely and interesting if you are in a mood to take a journey to another world and really let your imagine drift out out there into a wildness of creation.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Zombieland is a comedy, horror directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jessie Eisenberg (Columbus), Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Emma Stone (Wichita) and others. The movie is essentially about the people chasing you around and cheap skating you by sending you way to many bills, no just kidding a bit there. Actually the plot is quite simple and funny, the world has been overrun by zombies, but yet two men have found their ways of survival among them. Well this was not the most intelligent movie I have ever seen, but what do you expect to be the product of a bunch of zombies. As far as zombie movies go though I thought it was clever and would recommend it if you are looking for a steady balance of comedy and horror in a suspense movie. I also have to say that I think the hilarious Bill Murray scene alone is probably worth it for the ticket. So this movie seems like a descent pick, although for myself I believe to be officially into zombie mode for a movie you always pretty much got to be ready for you know surefire scenes of intense suspense and those wild and crazy scenes of action.