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Couple of films

The Wife and I watched a couple of DVD’s yesterday. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Domino. Both of which I wanted to see at the the cinema but never got round to.

I’m a big fan of animated movies and if it wasn’t for a D in GCSE Art things might have been very different. Anyway, I really enjoyed Aardman Animations last feature film, Chicken Run (and the previous Wallace & Gromit shorts), but this just didn’t grab me in the same way. Don’t get me wrong the animation is fantastic. The sets are stunning in detail and they’re all beautifully lit. The problem was I’d sussed out early on what was going to happen. Worth a watch if you like animated films, but not a must watch. 

Domino is based very loosely on the life of Domino Harvey (played by the yummy Keira Knightley), a model turned bounty hunter. Its directed by Tony Scott who has directed some of my favourite films, such as Spy Game and True Romance. Actually you’d be hard pushed not to have seen one of his films, to name a few: Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide, The Last Boy Scout, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Top Gun.

The film takes place as a series of flashbacks being told by Domino from an FBI interrogation room. Its fast paced and a tad violent :). The story is a little complex and took me a while to work it out, but I like that because it makes you think which makes you more engrossed. I wasn’t quite so keen on some of the quick editing and fast camera movements, but it wasn’t enough to be put off. Mickey Rourke puts in a good turn as Ed Mosbey, Domino’s boss. Christopher Walken also makes an appearance (I’ll watch almost anything he’s in just for comedy value alone, I tend to laugh at whatever he does). Oh and the Jerry Springer segment was hilarious. Overall, very good stuff.

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