Movies from May, part 3 of 3. I have to say that May was a pretty good month.

83. (390.) Brave (2012)
They should have called this movie Hair, as it seems that the motivation for almost every scene was to show off the technical achievements of modern computer animation. I was very appreciative of the fact that trailers for the movie give no indication what the story is. As I said last movie post, I love being surprised by movies.

84. (391.) House of Flying Daggers (2004)
The wire-work and CGI weapon shots are unpleasant distractions from the beautiful sets and cinematography. The filmmakers knew this. The romance/political intrigue plot is just a thin excuse to visit the sets.

85. (392.) The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Fantastic film noir. The more I think about it, the more I liked it. (The murder plot is probably a little unnecessarily convoluted, but isn't that always the case in this sort of movie?) Orson Welles was a genius.

86. (393.) Behind the Candleabra (2013)
Mom wanted to watch this Liberace bio pic. I'll say this for the filmmakers: they sure didn't shy away from the gay. Liberace would have loved the movie if it would have been about someone other than him.

87. (394.) Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Another film that surprised me. I didn't realize that this film was directed by the same man who made Samurai Jack until I saw Genndy Tartakovsky's name in the credits. Even Adam Sandler's obnoxious Dracula accent couldn't dampen the fun visuals.

88. (395.) The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I was convinced that I had seen at least part of this movie before, but I must have been mistaken. It is fun to watch Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart all play their prototypical on-screen personas in the same film.

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