Films Watched: April and May 2013

Here is what I watched during April and May.

Follow That Dream (dir. Gordon Douglas, 1962)

Elvis Presley Follow That Dream 1962

Only Elvis could make this story seem less absurd. [Related Post: My write-up for Follow That Dream is installment #9 in The Elvis Files.]

Some Like It Hot (dir. Billy Wilder, 1959)

Some Like It Hot

Without a doubt, one of my favorite comedies and Billy Wilder movies.

The Enchanted Cottage (dir. John Cromwell, 1945)

enchanted-cottage

Having never heard of it before, The Enchanted Cottage is a lovely, romantic film.

42 (dir. Brian Helgeland, 2013)

Photo: Filmofilia
Photo: Filmofilia

A quality sports film and (long overdue) biopic about Jackie Robinson. [Related Post: Every Time I Got Overly Emotional During 42]

Jurassic Park 3D (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Jurassic-Park
Photo: ScreenCrush

I was five when Jurassic Park came out in 1993 so I could not pass up the opportunity to see it when it was re-released in theaters.

Mud (dir. Jeff Nichols, 2012)

mud-2012

Jeff Nichols is one of the more intriguing young American directors working right now. I have thoroughly enjoyed his three films – Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, and Mud.  Even if this idea of Matthew McConaughey, the Character Actor is just a little far fetched.

Terms of Endearment (dir. James L Brooks, 1983)

terms of endearment

You know that moment when you’re feeling sorry for yourself so you watch Terms of Endearment and sob? Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Star Trek Into Darkness (dir. J.J. Abrams, 2013)

benedict cumberbatch

Like every other J.J. Abrams movie, Star Trek Into Darkness has so much build-up that eventually leads to the most anti-climactic ending conceivable.

End of Watch (dir. David Ayer, 2012)

end of watchFortunately End of Watch has two decent enough main characters that help it rise above the conventional cop film.

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