Friday, July 16, 2010

The 7 Word Weekend Review 07/16/10

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

Kisses (limited) - Like Angela's Ashes only, you know, not.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - I just hope Baruchel wears Mickey ears.

Inception - DiCaprio and Page are just so dreamy...

No need to thank me for that cringingly bad joke. The work is its own reward.

I was apprehensive at first about The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Basing a movie on a clip from Fantasia (or the old German poem if you want to be technical) sounded a little silly. Especially since the dancing hippos are clearly the best part of the film. But when it was announced that Jay Baruchel would be the lead in it, I became interested. From what I've seen, it looks to be an absolute blast, and undoubtedly, the choice of kids this weekend.

For those not kids, I think it's safe to say that Inception is the movie of choice this weekend. It's got all the key elements of a great film and I'm psyched to see it. Who doesn't love a good film about crawling through dreams? With that in mind I've been getting in the mood by watching other 'dream' films.

Here's my suggestion for a dream theme marathon:

3. The Goodnight - I've talked about it before a couple months back so I won't recycle a review, but the link will take you to the old one. Just skip past my talk of hoping the new Nightmare on Elm Street would be good. *Sigh* I was so young and innocent.

2. The Science of Sleep - Michel Gondry's fantastic and sad love story featuring a man who inverts dreams and reality. Incredible blend of live action and animation make for bizarre and incredible dreamscapes.

1. Waking Life - An amazing film from Richard Linklater that explores dreams in a unique approach. The rotoscoping that he would also later use for A Scanner Darkly is visually stunning.

So now my question to you this weekend: What's your favorite dream related movie?

And just a reminder, less than week left to enter the CSN Giveaway
Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Inception looks really good to me. I saw in a trailer where a guy is falling down a hallway. That plays right into my phobia. Maybe it will give Leo a boost as well.

    The Science of Sleep sounds like something I would have ran to see at one time (after ingesting an "enhancer."

    My favorite dream sequences (there are three):

    The Big Lebowski. Dream or flashback, I don't care. it/they were awesome.

    Trainspotting. Dream or halucinations, I don't care.

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High Dream or day dream. Awesome...

  2. I am looking forward to 'Inception' very much. I am turning into a fan of Leonardo and that scares me worse than anything besides the octopus. Add Ellen Pag and Christopher Nolan to the mix and I am actually leaving the Cave of Cool to see this one. Beside, the theatre has the best hotdogs in the city.

  3. Great reviews. Really enjoyed waking life. So wonderfully surreal.

    Not sure what my favorite would be...there are so many, aren't there?

  4. Christopher Nolan is the exact reason why I am interested in Inception. He jumped into my top 5 favorite directors list, a while ago, and has yet to give me any reason to take him off. Oh, sorry TS, what I meant to say was, of course, that your recommendation was the biggest reason for me to see it. Which is followed immediately by Cal's willingness to leave the cave for it, with Christopher Nolan coming in at a distant third. My bad.

    My favorite dream related movie?
    I would have to say "Sense And Sensibility." I slept really well during that film and had some wonderful dreams.

  5. Would you think less of me if I saw Inception just to ogle Leo?

  6. It may not technically be a dream movie but Altered States would be one of my top picks.

  7. I too am interested with the casting of Jay Baruchel. But his costar... I can't stand that guy.

  8. My bro inlaw saw inception. Said it was a visual masterpiece!

  9. Well I just saw Inception so I will go with that as my fave dream movie.

    I was going to say Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind but that is more about memories.

  10. I loved your blog. Thank you.


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