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A visual masterpiece
I loved this movie.
As a film and theatre student I often find myself ruining movies by being over critical of them. Not this film.
What it lacks in depth of story it surely makes up for in technical and emotional prowess that I've never seen before.
This is the first movie I have EVER seen, where the 3D is not only a defend-able option, but is actually necessary to get the full enjoyment of the film.
2 great things about this movie.
1) It's special effects were not only seamless, but also engaged my senses in a way no movie has done before. At times it was hard to watch the screen, because I felt as if I could actually be falling towards earth, in space!
2) Sandra Bullock. As an acting student I've learned how hard it is to be earnest and real when acting with a scene partner. Bullock would have been doing the majority of her acting with nothing but a green screen. And she maintained full emotional commitment the entire time. Breathtaking.
This film is great. It couldn't be done without the tech, but that's fine. It's a movie that WILL NOT be as good at home, so go pay the extra $20 and see it in IMAX 3D!
The To Do List (2013)
Great for what it is.
I think the reason so many people disliked this flick was because they went in with the wrong expectations. You hear about a teen sex comedy staring women and immediately people assume something more sophisticated and classy would be the by product.
This is not that movie.
This film is both dry and ludicrous, crass and hilarious.
Aubrey Plaza's one note characters fit this movie well.
What I liked most about the flick was that it finally gave a voice to the sexually confused teenage GIRL population. The movie was written and directed by a woman, and it's pretty clear when you're watching.
It's not an Oscar winner, but it's funny. It's a very progressive movie in the sense that it reverses the normal teen comedy gender stereotypes and gives the audience an unfiltered and unashamed (however hyperbolic) look at female sexuality, insecurities and intricacies.
NOT FOR KIDS.
A Mixed Bag
Not a bad bond in the least.
When compared to Quantam of Solace, this Bond seems profound and phenomenal. That being said I had some issues with the flick.
For one, Craig's bond get's more broody and apathetic in each movie. While some would argue that that type of Bond reflects the Flemming Bond, I compare each Bond reincarnation to previous film versions.
The direction in this movie made Craig seem ruthless and cold. It would have been suited better for a Layer Cake sequel (although that would be impossible).
Some of the dialogue fell flat for me, as it was awkward and felt rushed.
But what was great about this Bond was the reintroduction of classic borderline cheesy fight scene's which worked very well.
TL;DR: A good flick with some odd directorial choices and writing that didn't mesh with. Lot's of fun, and a great summer rental, or download, or...... -_-
Pain & Gain (2013)
Great, with a side of horror!
This movie was near perfect to me, and let me explain why: The actors portraying the three (can you call them) anti hero's incredibly well. I don't quite know how accurate they were in comparison to the real criminals but as standalone characters they were pitch perfect (even the Rock, who may have actually stolen the show for me).
Tony Shaloub is no actor to be laughed at, he played such an interesting 3 dimensional yet despicable character that forced me to try to come to terms with how I felt with him being the victim.
And what really made the movie for me was the phenomenal writing and directing combination, there were intensely serious moments surrounded by the blackest of black comedy, something that shouldn't have worked, but it did!
My only problem with the flick is that it IS a true story. From what I've heard it's not even based on a true story, it's just a sensationalized docudrama with added humour... Christ (re read this after you see the movie and then you'll find it funny... I hope)
TL;DR VERSION Not for kids; great movie with great casting, writing, direction, cinematography etc.; But it loses a point for taken such a sad, serious story and making it painfully funny.
I don't have a ton to say about this episode. Here is what was good:
1) The jokes were topical and not completely nonsensical. 2) The actors were all top notch this time! 3) The pacing was quick 4) BUT it didn't overlook important moments 5) Lily and Marshal had their first bit of character development in ages 6) More playbook (in context) is amazing! 7) Ted wasn't as annoying as he has been in the last 2 seasons
Here's what I didn't like:
1) Barney and Robin are a terrible couple when they aren't totally dysfunctional. 2) The playbook was destroyed, it just seems wrong! 3) Ted was still annoying, not as bad as usual, but still annoying.
Bob's Burgers (2011)
Animated comedy at its best!
It really is. Bob's Burgers is really a fantastic show.
The jokes can be a little hit and miss at time, but for 95 % of the time they are spot on. People compare this show to Family Guy / The Simpsons, which is a most infallible disobedience to the show. If anything you could make comparisons to King of the Hill... But you shouldn't.
It's clear that the voice actors and writers love what they are doing. The show is fun and simple and never makes me feel like it is trying to teach me something.
It is bizarre and it very well knows it.
If you don't like it than... all the power to you... but if you're someone who knows how to relax and just enjoy good comedy, than you'll love this show.
This is why I want to be a voice actor!
Identity Thief (2013)
People need to take this for what it is!
Actually a 6.5 out of 10.
The movie wasn't smart, it wasn't even very good.
But it didn't need to be. It was stupid and funny and predictable. The actors were all more than competent and the script and direction were funny.
There was literally NO substance to this movie. And I think the audience hated me when I started laughing during one of the scenes that were meant to be melancholy.
Go for the fun not for the substance. And you'll be in for a fun night!
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Defies EVERY expectation
THIS is the reason I want to be an actor, why I am taking acting as my form of higher education.
Everything about this film is just about perfect. The acting (THE CASTING), the direction, the writing, the cinematography. Even the length of the film sits almost exactly at the 2 hour mark.
If you are like me and you were/are thinking "how in the world did a rom-com get nominated for so many awards" you clearly haven't seen the flick.
The movie is hardly funny at all (although the parts that were funny made me burst out in tears), but filled with so much emotion. Like I said before the acting in this film was amazing. I have luckily never been diagnosed with bi-polar, but I know what mental illness can be, and this was a fine example of how one can act the part without making it contrived or offencive.
This isn't the best movie ever made. Depending on your tastes it may not even be the best movie of the year, but my god, it is damn good!
Go see it ASAP!
This Is 40 (2012)
Would have been great... if it was an hour shorter!
I think I know my issue with Judd Apatow's movies.
They're always overdrawn. I think Apatow is a true Auteur, and has intelligent, stylish ways of telling a story.
Like almost all his flicks, this movie has laughs, heart and drama.... A LOT of drama.
Apatow should either write, or direct his movies, not both. I have a feeling if someone else took the directors chair/ producers chair, the movie would be significantly shorter.
I don't mind drama in movies, but when the extra hour of the movie is filled up with only drama, then I become irritated.
This is a movie you should rent/watch on Netflix. The writing and direction are both good, but you need to pace yourself, take breaks, come back later after getting some air, because 2.5 hours is to long for a movie like this.
This is all my opinion of course, so take it or leave it.
Regardless of anything, enjoy your night out at the movies, you earned it!
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
I loved every second of Wreck-It Ralph.
The jokes were spot on, the gaming references were plentiful but not overbearing.
The script was tight, and the overall direction, voice acting, and animation were seamless.
The only reason this didn't get perfect was because at times there were some cheesy moments and lines that were painfully obvious.
But then I realized, even though I went to see a 10:30 pm screening with my buddy, this was meant to be a first and foremost children's flick. And with the exception of odd lines like that I completely forgot that I wasn't the target audience, and THAT is pretty amazing.
I wasn't overly shocked to see that John Lasseter was a producer in this flick!
9/10 for gamers and non gamers, children and adults!