Sunday, 22 November 2009


Friday the 13th Part III in 3D (1982)
[#77 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Once again courtesy of Channel 4's 3D week. Lots of fun 3D silliness in this, which is good because the rest of it is by-the-numbers slasher flick tosh.

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert in 3D (2008)
[#78 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Ugh. The only thing worse than Hannah/Miley is the Jonas Brothers, who unfortunately turn up for a song or two.

Wanted (2008)
[2nd watch]
This was #46 in 100 Films 2008, where I gave it a fairly harsh write-up in reference to the trailer containing all the best bits. 16 months on, I find myself able to enjoy it in its own right. Distanced from said ubiquitous trailer, all the cool bits that gave away are fresher again, making it easier to appreciate the other great things about the film, such as it's wonderful sense of humour. If I wasn't about 20 reviews behind I'd consider re-evaluating it.

Watchmen: Director's Cut (2009)
[#79 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Ahead of the UK Blu-ray release in 8 days (I'll try to have a review up before then), and while the Ultimate Cut is winging its way to me across the Atlantic, it's more than time I got round to watching Zack Snyder's definitive version of this year's most-talked-about superhero movie. The theatrical cut, incidentally, was #9.

DVD Extras

Alternate Opening on Wanted (Blu-ray)
This is a rather impressive sequence, which would've added to the mythic quality the film refers to but doesn't really embrace. It also clearly involved a lot of time, effort and, to be blunt, money, which makes it almost amazing it was cut. But it would've been information overload at the start of the film, particularly as it's relatively unrelated to what follows, and so cutting it out seems a wise decision. By itself it's great though, so hurrah for the age of DVD/Blu-ray that allows us to see it.