235 – Mystic River (2003)

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME !

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME !

I wouldn’t be a big fan of Clint Eastwood as a director but this one’s not too bad.I’m not a fan of the whole child rape aspect of Mystic River,it’s a bit depressing but once you gEt over the first scene and into the rest of the story its okay.Set in Boston Sean Penns characters daughter turns up dead and etc etc etc.I watched the credits to see if Penn had a hand in producing or something like that because i wouldn’t have cast him as the lead , but no other credit.When he gets all emotional he loses control of his voice/mouth and comes across all I AM SAM or Rainman.Check out his glasses too , very 1990.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6
SEEN BEFORE     –     MAYBE
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –    ONE FOR YOUR PARENTS

237 – Big Fish (2003)

Mr. Pink

Mr. Pink

This one’s about a man who’s bitten by a radioactive fish and then turns into a big fish who runs for president.Not.Nah it’s about a man dying who’s life story is told by way of embellishments, half truths and  compulsive lies.AnotherTim ~Burton film so you know its going to be a bit out there,some crap things about the film was Ewan McGregors accent.That southern drawl annoyed the crap out of me.Plus Helena Bothnam Carter playing 3 characters or 3 instances of the same charter and trying to be a love interest , with that face?Steve Buscemi delivers another spot-on performance .

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     MIGHT BE GOOD FOR KIDS