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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)

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Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) is a Spanish film about a young wealthy man and his struggles with reality. The movie Vanilla Sky was based off of this film, and I prefer Abres Los Ojos to Vanilla Sky greatly. Throughout this film you will be second guessing yourself as you attempt to find out what is really happening, trying to understand who is who, and what really is and what is not.

This film is definitely worth seeing and will keep you thinking and guessing all of the way through. It's mindbending, full of great acting by Eduardo Noriega and Penelope Cruz (who plays the same role in Vanilla Sky).

Even though I had seen Vanilla Sky prior to this, I still find myself very happy that I watched it. The plots are seemingly identical, although I find the acting and cinematography much more pleasing in Abre Los Ojos. If you decide to watch this I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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A comedy staring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. As you would expect from the combination of actors it's a very funny and clever film. Both characters are con men of a different caliber, and when Michael Caine takes Steve Martin under his wing they begin to fight for territory to con. To settle their dispute they decide to hold a contest where they compete to see who is the better con.

It's a great classic comedy with both actors doing close to their best. Definitely worth seeing, and it has a great ending to boot. Hope you'll find time to watch it.