Movie Diary 1/12/2011

The Green Hornet (Michel Gondry, 2011). A bit of Rogen,a bit of Gondry, a bunch of different notes. The car is never better than when it gets sawed in half. (full review 1/14)

Hiroshima (Pablo Stoll, 2010). Another observational, plot-shy thing, this one from Uruguay (twist: no spoken dialogue, just silent-movie intertitles when people move their mouths). It sneaks up on you, and in the final sequence, proves it really was about something. (full review 1/14)

The Dilemma (Ron Howard, 2011). How many times have we said this? Vince Vaughn riffing – it’s the reason you stay in your seat. (full review 1/14)

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumake, 2007). Big-screen re-imagining of a very successful Japanese anime TV series. And already I’m losing interest, but in fact the colors and the action make it something more than bearable (full review 1/14; part 2.0 comes next week)

Schwarzenegger reviews up this week at my other website, What a Feeling!: Raw Deal and Predator.