Northfork: great movie or bullshit?

We went to see Northfork this afternoon. I'm not sure what I think of it. The acting is superb. The cinemtography is unbelievably good. Nick Nolte was outstanding as Father Harlan.

But I don't see the point of the movie. It's as if it's some kind of joke that I'm not privy to. Or maybe the point is there is no point to it. It's as if whichever Polish brother wrote it had some kind of hallucination, wrote it down, and then they filmed it -- it makes that little sense. They don't provide enough depth for any character to make you care for any of them -- not even the dying orphan. I dunno -- maybe something will click as I think about the movie, and I'll realize that it really is about something. But then again, maybe it wasn't about anything. It was wonderful to watch the actors, and it was filmed magnificently, but it was also extremely irritating because there was no point to anything. I've never been in to watching someone else's trip. The verdict is still out for me.

Friday evening we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean etc. That was fun--Pirates was never meant to be anything but an adventure. The only things I didn't like about it was the mascara smeared underneath Jack Swallow's eyes (what was that all about? It made Depp look like a drag queen rather than a pirate) and the fact that the dialog was so muted in spots that nobody could understand what was being said. Neither Stanley nor I quite understood some of the plot points -- maybe they mumbled through those scenes because there are no real plot points to explain things such as why only William's blood would do to lift the curse. But what can you expect of a movie based on an amusement park ride? It was fun, at any rate.

Which brings me to a beef. Hoyts Wilton raised the ticket price to $9.00. Yep, that's NINE BUCKS. Now, I wouldn't care so much except for the freaking 20 minutes of stupid ass commercials we're forced to sit through before the movie begins. Really offensive commercials at that. Isn't there a lawsuit about that going on somewhere? I wonder how it's progressing and if they're looking for more people to join it?
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