matador3231.jpgOkay, I guess I will start out with a movie I saw last year as a bootleg and forgot to review. (I do not endorse bootlegs, I just happen to be watching it at a friend’s house.) The Matador starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear was a quirky little movie. When you have a quirky movie, it is hard to pull off well.

The Matador pulled it off. Pierce Brosnan was great in the film and his character made the quirkiness work. This is one of those films that gets better over time and that is rare.

RATING 7 out of 10

derailed3453.jpgTonight I watched Derailed… a film that I fully intended to never see. There wasn’t anything in particular that made it uninteresting to me… but then there wasn’t anything that made it interesting either. I do have to say that it was better than I expected.

As expected, the plotline was thin enough to see through. The “complex twists” inherent in all psychological thrillers were neither very complex nor very twisted. What was good however was the acting of Clive Owen. He was the only thing in the film that was completely believable.

No surprises, nothing too deep, nothing even too entertaining… but I have wasted two hours on a lot worse movies.

RATING 6 out of 10