What movies have you seen lately?

Posted by avatarOmar last updated November 14, 2006 at 12:23 am

Just got back from the theatre...

Stranger Than Fiction

I saw this movie with 2 other guys, and I thought that might be a bit weird since I pegged it from the trailers as a romantic comedy. Surprisingly enough, the movie was very good and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. One important point to note is that this movie is a lot more serious than the previews let on, and is definitely a very far cry from what Will Ferrell has traditionally made. I was actually extremely impressed by Ferrell's acting in the movie as he is obviously toning things down and being more "normal". Some might argue that he swung too far the other way and be too stiff, but I think that's just part of the character.

It's also a pretty dark movie, it's not light-hearted laughs. I mean there are some laughs, but there's some touching moments, and the whole facing your own mortality thing isn't just a minor topic, it's dealt with in a mature and engaging fashion. I have an affinity towards black comedies, but even then this is a smart film that you should check out.

And yes, I do watch a lot of movies.