John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk
johnckirk

I watched "The Girl Next Door" this evening, which was surprisingly good. Actually, there seems to be a trend emerging here - most films I've seen lately have either been better than I expected or slightly disappointing. Anyway, I'd recommend it - it was funny, and it didn't follow the usual formula of films like "American Pie". One odd aspect to it was that it felt as if it was over when it was about half-way through, and then every 10 minutes or so after that I kept thinking "Ok, that wraps up everything up ... oh, wait, no it doesn't". Unusual, but it worked quite well.

More generally, I think this is one benefit of watching films on TV, as opposed to renting the DVD or whatever - I have to wait longer for them, but I'm more likely to watch things that didn't initially grab my attention, so I do broaden my tastes a bit.
Tags: films
Subscribe

  • Ghostbusters (2016)

    Tonight I went off to the BFI IMAX to watch the new Ghostbusters film. I'll get to my thoughts (with minor spoilers) below, but first a bit of…

  • Eddie the Eagle

    Tonight I went off to the cinema to watch Eddie the Eagle. This has a similar premise to Cool Runnings: both films are based on true stories, and…

  • Secret Cinema: Back to the Future

    Last year (August 2014), I went off to a Secret Cinema performance of "Back to the Future". The basic concept of Secret Cinema is immersion: they…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment