January 8 - LONDON BOULEVARD (2010)
"It's a nice day if you like that sort of thing."
This is the kind of crime movie based on a book that leaves you wishing you read the book instead. The movie isn't necessarily bad (I think it's better than its 33% on Rotten Tomatoes would indicate), but I got the feeling there could be a lot more to it than what I saw. The relationship between Kiera Knightley and Colin Farrell seems rushed if not contrived ("If I fell a little bit in love with you in the countryside, what would you do about it?" "Anything. Everything.") and very ATTACK OF THE CLONES-y, which is never a good thing. I was really digging the soundtrack until about the last 30% of the film, where it felt like they ran out of money for licenses so they used the same track over and over again. I feel like there was a more powerful story lurking just behind what was actually told with Kiera Knightley's storyline, but the movie spent too much time with Colin Farrell trying to extricate himself from his criminal past. It's an okay movie with some cool locations but mostly boring construction.
Enough about LONDON BOULEVARD. I saw another movie today: THE INTERN (2015).
I went into THE INTERN expecting a bad movie, but I wasn't expecting an offensively bad movie. Don't watch THE INTERN. That's all.
Tomorrow: something else.