Trading places ~ On abit of an Eddie Murphy thing at the moment, this is generally one of my favourites, abit cheesy in places but overall the comedy of the two main characters works really well.
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12/8/07 at 4:41pm
More than most films on a single subject/source material, I find the Bounty films (1935 with Clark Gable and Charles Laughton, 1962 with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1984 with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins) interesting as they all vary in sympathy for Fletcher Christian and the mutiny or William Bligh based on the social conditions at the time of the filming. It's an interesting example where three great films speak either to purity, liberty, individualism, social structure or law and order. It's not always overt, but there definitely worthly of a triple feature weekend.
It should also be noted, you can probably safely skip '89s Mutant on the Bounty.
Since Casablanca was mentioned earlier, another great triple feature is it, Sydney Pollack and Robert Redfords Havanna and Pamela Andersons action/sci-fi Barb Wire (worlds greatest review) which all came from the Casablanca script. The Third Man can also be added as a film that could only be made after it, and is superior in my book.
Ratatouille - 7.5/10. I love Pixar, but this movie, while very entertaining, just doesn't have the magic that Toy Story or Monsters Inc. had.
It is a statement to the technology and people at Pixar that the computer animation has become secondary to the story. That fact has made me focus on the story more and more, and while the story was good, it wasn't great IMO.