Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 2, 2010

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)
Happy Oscar Nominations day! (Also Groundhog Day and Lost-premiere day, but I care far less about those two than the nominations. Though Lost was fantastic.) This movie is a total mind-frak. Every scene inside the Imaginarium (which is some sort of magic contraption where your fantasies come to life) looks like if the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" had been made into a film. The most amazing thing to me was the fact that they made Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell (three very attractive guys who don't really look that much alike) all look creepily like Heath Ledger (who, of course, died during filming and needed stand-ins for the movie to be finished). There are a couple of unnecessary sideplots, but this movie is all about the visuals, the magic, and Heath.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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