Wednesday, September 21, 2011

50/50


Fair use 50/50 poster from Wikipedia
After seeing The Fighter, I thought it would be a long time before I saw another new movie that I would consider a favorite. I was pretty wrong about that.

50/50 is exactly the kind of art that I am aiming for with all these Bad Mutha Booboisie projects. This movie really is a perfect example of my artistic goal.

Upon my first viewing of the film, I have no criticisms. Maybe after I see it again some things will stand out, but on the first time through, I was mainly just entertained and impressed. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been impressing me since Treasure Planet when he was just a wee li'l lad, and I think we can agree that Seth Rogen is a funny dude. Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston are both solid leading ladies, as usual. Of all the actors, though, I was most impressed by Anna Kendrick, who I recognized from Up in the Air (and who Sarah tells me is in the Twilight saga); she was at least as impressive as Gordon-Levitt, and at least as funny as Rogen. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for more of her movies. She might become a new favorite as well.