Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Fog * + North Country * *

Who? Themos, Erdem
Where? Pavillion Cinemas @ The 16th St Mall, Denver, CO

If it weren't for Maggie Grace, I don't think I would have watched this movie. Thank god she has the most screen time from all the characters, which makes the movie watchable. Other than that, the movie isn't scary, it has a weak plot and 100% unexplained events (oh, the fog can do everything: flip cars, burn lights, move knives etc). So so.

North country on the other hand has great performances, especially by Charlize Theron (again), plus at least two more supporting actor/actress nominations. The movie is slow and although it has some very powerful moments, it remains slows until the end, without the climax that I would like it to have. The problems and the situations are very real, and the depiction of Northern Minessota seems quite accurate.

Now time to play some soccer and go to sleep - another exciting conference day is coming up. What am I going to learn tomorrow?