House of Mirth and Movies

The Downey Project Week 2

Week 1

The Shaggy Dog (2006)

^Robert Downey Jr. is not amused to being in this film!^

Why? Just why? I felt embarrassed to watch this film in the privacy of my own home. Tim Allen makes me want to cry when I see him! This film had gone to the dogs even before this remake reached the drawing board. (See what I did there? I said “gone to the dogs” and it was a film about dogs! I amuse myself at times)

Weird Science (1985)

There is a certain undescribable charm that this film had. It was entertaining and funny in all the right ways. It is not the most memorable film out there, but it definitely had some great moments.

Michael Clayton (2007)

This was a nice change of pace from what I’ve been watching. It didn’t turn out to be as good as I was hoping, but George Clooney was pretty cool in it. He had his random speeches and his hanging out with horses’ moments, while still being very clever. He would make a great international superspy!

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Since I started this competition and with everything I’ve seen so far, this has got to be my favourite. For the first hour all that really happened was that a bunch of people talked about nothing, but that was probably the best part because I love mindless conversations! Along with all the fun conversations, it also managed to keep up an interesting story with some intense moments all done with some unique animation technique. I was also quite surprised to find out that George Clooney was even an executive producer in this!

Soapdish (1991)

Was that the evil father form One Tree Hill I saw in this? Did I also happen to see that girl from Desperate Housewives? And did this have Robert Downey Jr?! Haha, I knew that last one! 😀 Point is that I firstly really dislike One Tree Hill and secondly, even with all the stars in this film, it still was not very good nor very funny, which is what it was trying to be. I liked the glasses Robert Downey Jr. was wearing at least!

Three Kings (1999)

Before placing this dvd into my player, I had no idea what to expect. In fact, I thought it was going to be something political or some other thing that was smart like that. Obviously, I was wrong. I actually quite liked this film, but I think I preferred the first half, which was going for the more lighthearted war story about partying and shooting things. Then the second half rolled in which changed the whole feel of the film. The whole film sort of reminded me of my Killzone 2 demo because it was fun to shoot stuff for a while, until you realized you were killing people and then the mission became too intense and dramatic, and then the demo was over.

Firstborn (1984)

“Where are the cookies? I need some cookies!” That line made the movie somewhat awesome I must admit….who would have thought that Robert Downey Jr. was a cookie fiend? Anyway, besides the fact that the dialogue was pretty terrible throughout the film, the story was pretty intense. It had some lacrosse, angsty teenagers and even a chase scene!