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Saw pretty early on the much buzzed about "Fifty Shades of Grey" film I wanted to even though I hadn't read any of the E.L. James novels. Well I must say for the most part I was impressed as the film did have a story and it tried it's best to show relationship and chemistry between the two characters as it did deliver on it's theme showcase of plenty of sex, skin, bondage, and domination it was plenty for the eyes! A good film if you like to see little sex games! I guess the story in the books are much the same, anyway a college student Anastasia Steele(Dakota Johnson)a virgin is a girl getting ready to start to life out in the real world of work and relationship well that gets off to a big lift when she meets a business guy named Christian Grey(Jamie Dornan)the passion and seduction soon begins. As it's a take flight romance of control and hot sexual games that features bondage, rope, blindfolds and tie ups for Anastasia. Even though the scenes are not X they still are hot and go deep for an R picture with the nudity and skin! This picture sends a message that all of us have a sexual nature and a side domination and control that needs to be discovered and enjoyed with someone it proves that being erotic can lead to love.
"Still Alice" is one drama film that touches your heart and it brings out your emotion to see how that life is of pain and unexpected sorrow as it's that a life and memory slowly , but surely fades away. I must say that too Julianne Moore(one of the best actresses around) is beautiful and just fantastic in this lead role of a professional woman with early memory loss. Moore is Alice Howland a linguistics professor who has it all success, job tenure, and a loving family as she's married to John(Alec Baldwin)a loving and caring husband and Alice has three grown children and she's about to be a grandmother, only the world starts to change when she starts to forget words. Soon a devastating loss is discovered slowly, but surely a bright and humble mind is set out to sea to sink and this really test all of the family bonds especially with youngest daughter the want to be movie star the go against the grain daughter Lydia(Kristen Stewart). Overall this picture is emotional as you feel the pain and loss with Alice you feel for her as you see that love and support is needed as the memory fades. It just proves the memory is to be loved as it's bright as it begins to fade away with loss the sorrow and pain is felt, overall a touching and emotional film that anyone should see.
The film "Inequality for All" is thought provoking and revealing with truth that shows and proves that being a middle class American is becoming harder and harder as the gap of when it comes to incomes and keeping up with the rich is no contest. As most Americans can relate to it as it's harder and harder with the rising cost of stuff to keep money in your pocket from payday to payday as many stated in interviews during this picture that they don't even have much money in their own bank accounts! Narrated and done by Robert Reich the man who was a former U.S. Labor secretary and Clinton cabinet member who's now a professor and best selling author tells it like it is in terms of America's widening income gap upon the middle class. This film is well done thru Reich's speech among his class and with interviews from the middle class and even rich people while showing data, graphs, charts, figures and stats to support how the income gap has came over the years. And footage is shown to support this involving political leaders and wall street choices. Robert even gives his thoughts which is supported with footage as to the cause of the decline of middle incomes and just to name a few they include the decline of labor unions, and how the world of technology has exploded, plus as rich people say they don't spend a lot of money and as shown and said were in a world of outsourcing and global trade that hurts the middle guy. And with politics and elections money is the name of the game the rich guys have the final say as with a torched democracy the middle people have no say. And education costs have risen and the average man can't make the cost to get educated. Overall this film stands up and makes a case for the middle people as Robert proves they are on the short end of the stick as the average American knows the income gap inequality is our nation's biggest problem as the rich get richer.
Finally after all these years I watched "Crash" and I must say it was fine it didn't let me down. As watching many David Cronenberg movies you know that they are different and raw and often travel on the edge and show the dark nature of life. With this picture "Crash" it shows just how people can become obsessed with pleasure after near fatal death. Really watching this is like a psycho sexual journey. Anyway James Spader is James Ballard a film director who in his spare time likes having sex with Asian ladies as his wife Catherine(Deborah Kara Unger)is somewhat of a bore to him. Well after James becomes involved in a near fatal car crash the incident leads to a meeting with Dr. Helen Remington(Holly Hunter)and soon the two develop a passion and an erotic attraction it's now a cat and mouse game of car sex and this underground underworld is a culture of raw violence and raw sexual conquest(Note I really enjoyed the scene of Holly in that silk satin sexy purple colored bra!) This film is clearly different as it explores erotic means and sexual ends in a raw and different way from the norm yet it proves and shows that people's attraction and energy is not the norm when involving sex and passion. "Crash" is one cult classic film that stands on it's own.
Set in 1981 in New York City "A Most Violent Year" captures life as cold and cruel as it will frost bite you just like the cold New York winter. It's a crime drama of the American way and living the dream as with life you pay a price for money and success especially when it comes from greed, violence and a life of crime. The film centers around immigrants a married couple Abel Morales(Oscar Isaac)and Anna Morales(Jessica Chastain in a direct and straight to the point role!)who run their own family business in a time of decay, violence, and corruption. You name it this mob drama has blood, murder, money, scandal, investigation and drama of moral right and wrong the backbone and delight of the film is Abel's strong direct tough as nails ball busting wife Anna as this lady calls the direction in the family she's not worried about making choices or pulling the trigger. Overall this film is a drama about what it's like to pay the price for greed and power while living the cold hard violent and blood soaked American dream.
HBO has scored another winner with this new series from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass it's called "Togetherness" and it's about the life and relationships of two couples one married one not all living under the same roof. It's a funny comedy drama that shows how people differ in life and true life is up and down with struggle and uncertain. Set in Los Angeles married couple Brett(Mark Duplass) and Michelle(Melanie Lynskey) have two small children and their marriage is rocky especially in the bedroom as Michelle is insecure and a little different and it's tough for Brett to come home after his hard work on movie sound stages and make hot passion! Now enter Brett's best friend from school Alex(Steve Zissis)a guy who's near 40 and he's watched his acting dreams fade away to nearly no jobs at all after getting out of shape as now only off beat advertisement companies call for his service! Now enter the sugar and spice of the series and that's Michelle's younger sister Tina(the always hot and sexy Amanda Peet)who follows big sister out to L.A. and this blunt free spirited colored bra wearing woman still can not find the right guy for some reason! Will Alex be her man? Overall wonderful series that's funny showing that life, sex, love, and family is all a challenge and a struggle that's worth it and it shows how each person is so different still different people have to interact with one another to find love. "Togetherness" is one series that should keep all together in a fun happy way!
When you watch a film of Jennifer Aniston it's typical that she's a beauty and looks fit to kill, however with this role in "Cake" it's the exact opposite! Jennifer is Claire an ex UCLA grad and lawyer living in California who's now on the downside of life as she lives in constant pain from an accident a personal tragedy that also lost her only son. And this also lead to the loss of her marriage, now life is all about a support group for chronic pain and it's a daily and nightly dose of pain pill after pill for Claire she just can't get enough. Claire is just a mess as she wears no makeup and has bad hair day after bad hair day! Her only hope and looking forward to in life is her daydreams and nightmares about Nina(Anna Kendrick)as this was a young woman from her support group that committed suicide. Overall this film is dark and a struggle about fighting pain all to be happy as our dreams and memory thoughts can give anyone hope just like Claire. And just to mention this was a real stand up emotional raw performance from Jennifer.
I just knew from the poster and the previews that "The Boy Next Door" would be a hot erotic thriller to see that would be deviant feel good fun! And I was right it didn't let me down as just the chance to see the hot and sexy Jennifer Lopez was a nice eye candy treat(that sexy black bra scene and then the bed scene of her and Ryan was so hot!) Set in sunny southern California just divorced single mom Claire Peterson(Jennifer Lopez)is a hot high school English teacher that all of the kids love. All of a sudden right across the street a new guy appears a hot young man named Noah(Ryan Guzman)and at first he appears real nice as he even takes up with Claire's shy son, however the game changes as after a hot one night stand it's soon that Claire finds a dangerous cat and mouse game awaits as Noah is really a dangerous and deviant young man. The game is deadly in the form of stalking, computer hacking, spying and you name it Claire and her whole family have a Noah problem. Overall this film isn't awards material still it's a sexy and deviant dangerous thriller that will have a good cult following proving that lust and obsession will always hurt and burn your love heart in the end and this film was made even better by the sexy Jennifer Lopez!
Upon seeing "American Sniper" many can form their own opinion as to if it's good or bad still it's a drama of bravery and sorrow a drama of life and pain the good and the bad of a patriot as it ends in tragedy! Based upon the true tale of navy seal sniper Chris Kyle(in a good performance by Bradley Cooper)it shows piece by piece the battlefield and war days of his lethal killings by sniper fire! And it's still hard to believe that Clint Eastwood is still directing movies, yet still he proves with this one that he can still make good pictures! As really this is a good drama of life and love as Chris falls in love with a sexy lady gets married has kids and continues the life of a warrior, only to meet tragic means. Overall good film that showcases the good and bad of service life even though it may not be everyone's cup of tea it's worth a watch!
Finally saw "Whiplash" I must say it's one film that takes a look at what's it's like of trying to gain success and conquer your own working demons all while trying to please yourself and others. The film has Miles Teller as Andrew who's a young up and coming want to be drummer who after enrolling in a music school finds that life behind the drum is tough. It's when Andrew sees that his march to the beat of his own drum instructor Fletcher(J.K. Simmons in a very deviant and sadistic like teacher role and maybe his best performance)is one not to play with as the note and key must strike to his hand right on the drum! It's a pain taking task as you will see Andrew play the drums till his fingers bleed! Overall okay film about toughness, sacrifice, discipline, and coming to terms of your own success and failure while meeting the expectations of others.
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