You won't believe this but I was just thinking of starting a thread with the very same title, Simon!!!!!
5 stars for Lord of the Rings
, absolutely. I also read the book 3 times.
I agree, Cate Blanchett was phenomenal, just perfect for that part. So beautiful and yet so scary. I got goose bumps. But maybe that's not what you meant.
The last movie I saw was Bandits
and it was a complete waste of my time. I went to see it becaue I've never seen a bad movie with Billie Bob Thornton in it... until now!
I have seen terrible movies with Bruce Willis, so maybe I should've known better. The movie was trying so hard to be funny but it only succeeded in being dreadfully dull.
But the one before that was a different story. Memento
is certainly one of the movies I've seen in the last few years. It's highly original, has a perfect structure, it makes you think and Guy Pierce has once again proven that he's a great actor. I expect great things from Christopher Nolan, the director.