Thursday, January 28, 2016

Terms of Endearment (1983) / The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Terms of Endearment
I hate Michael Gore's score. It sounds like what you imagine a "soapy comedy-drama" to. Which is a pity, because while the movie is a comedy drama, it certainly isn't soapy; there's far too much penache, great performances, and a top notch script for that. But whenever that dreaded flute/piano combo comes in,  it feels like muck seeping through the woodwork.

The Day After Tomorrow
I forgot how enjoyable this movie is. My God, the science is goofy as hell, but who goes to a Roland Emmerich movie expecting realism? After 11 years, it still holds up as a super duper fun disaster movie. The effects are top notch, the action scenes are suspenseful and well-put together, and it has Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal as father and son. And the American flag freezing in mid-flight.

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