Thursday, October 20, 2005

Chung Hing sam lam (Chungking Express) - Reaction

A movie with two separate cops exploring how they deal with the ending of a relationship: one eats lots of pineapple; the other has his home invaded by a girl from the local fast food restaurant. Relatively boring, with little forward momentum or appearance of a point. Yet, I did sit through it all and it does have occasional moments.

[I estimated the date I watched this movie.]

Thursday, October 13, 2005

In Good Company - Reaction

Pretty good movie that is unpredictable in the long-term (i.e., you don't know what will happen more than ten minutes in the future) with forward momentum (i.e., despite lack of knowledge of the larger plot, it kept moving forward). About an ad-executive, 25-year-old VPs, multinational corporate shenanigans, work-life balance, family life, and letting go.

Also, while I know it is a movie about advertising, there is just too much product placement: Domino's, Porsche, Starbucks, United, MasterCard, Target, ... I don't mind a little, but there was just too much.

[I estimated the date I watched this movie.]