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I feel as though I have been waiting to see for this movie for over a year. Oh wait, I have. And that is a lot to live up to for a movie. And boy did Baz Luhrmann deliver.
He gave me exactly what I wanted and more: excellent cast, fantastic production, killer soundtrack, faithful representation of the book, and last but not least, that goldmine of a costume wardrobe. After watching the movie, my friends and I heard many of the comments we’d just spoken, echoed by the sea of people leaving the arclight dome.
“How does Leo still look so young?!”
“Love that song…will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful…”
Judging by the number of men at the theater dressed like Gatsby in linen 3 piece suits, I think it is safe to say Brooks Brothers will do well with their Great Gatsby inspired line this summer. I do think that in order to enjoy this movie to its absolute fullest, you need to have read the book (and remember it) just to appreciate all of the spot-on details Luhrmann kept. And, he finds a very creative way to give us Nick’s narration that was so present in the book.
I love that they are making these films so interwoven. In the latest installment of Iron Man: Iron Man 3, we hear many mentions of the goings-on in The Avengers movie. Now, I feel the need to re-watch Avengers. I suppose I should watch Thor first…
Overall, this is exactly what a summer action/super-hero movie is supposed to be. Oh, and stay for the extra scene at the end.
Now bring on Superman! Bring on Thor 2! Bring on Star Trek: Into Darkness!!
Warning: There are approximately 58 previews before this movie. At least there were for me.
I love the writing in this movie. And I love Jimmy Stewart. It’s crazy how a movie released in 1939 can still feel fresh and relevant.
Jefferson Smith: Everybody else calls you just plain Saunders, why can’t I?
Saunders: Go right ahead.
Jefferson Smith: Saunders. That’s better. Good morning, Saunders..Hello Saunders..How’s the bill coming, Saunders?
Saunders: Terrible, thank you.
Jefferson Smith: Yeah. Yeah well we’ve got that Saunders thing figured out, that was probably the problem all along.
Rear Window (Publicity Still)
Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, and Jimmy Stewart
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story: “Roll Back the Rock”
I will never get tired of this movie.
I went with Michele to see Filmistaan at the Indian Film Festival in Hollywood this past Thursday. Not to be deterred by the Scary Movie 5 premiere happening in the front of the theater, we marched inside and grabbed our audience ballots. I gave Filmistaan a 5/5.
Very well done! Maybe 15 minutes too long, but otherwise I very much enjoyed it. Director Nitik Kakkar was able to bring many laughs into a plot heavy with political consequence, while promoting unity and acceptance.
The trailer made this movie look stupid and cliché. But it was mostly not stupid and cliché! I just watched it. What cool special effects!! Must be watched in HD. MUST.
Michael Fassbender’s character has a weird obsession with Peter O’Toole’s Lawrence of Arabia, and that is a very cool subplot.
I highly recommend watching Prometheus if you need a movie to watch. Well done! And the end makes it very obvious that there will be a sequel. (Which apparently is coming out “sometime in 2014 or 2015”). No need to rush guys, take your sweet time.
Saw The Host with Michele tonight- I have good and bad things to say.
Good: Saoirse Ronan (as always).
Bad: The acting of the main male character played by Max Irons was cringe-worthy. His only skill seemed to be kissing (not the guy in the picture up top, that dude, Jake Abel, was fine). (UPDATE!! Max Irons is Jeremy Irons’s son!! Ouch).
Good: The visuals- it was pretty to watch. And I guess Diane Kruger was good (although she can never totally get rid of that accent, why not let her keep it, I say! Saoirse on the other hand, totally and successfully lost her celtic lilt, like in her other movies)
Bad: Stephanie Meyerisms- horribly unbelievable, incredibly fast intense romances, the twists that go along with them, and the horrible love lines that come out of the actors’ mouths.
Bonus point: They used the song from the trailer in the movie!
Ellen announces the sequel to Finding Nemo: Finding Dory!!
This is real!
Pixar’s sequel is set to be released November of 2015, and will tell the story of Dory finding her family!!
Alright alright, I will admit that it was a bit too long (and they could’ve left out the last 12ish minutes altogether), but this movie was phenomenal.
Writer/Director Derek Cianfrance originally came up with the story years ago with Ryan Gosling. Cianfrance did Blue Valentine, also with Gosling, which I refused to see because it looked depressing as all get out.
Beyond the Pines was pretty heavy, and I still can’t stop thinking about it, due equally to excellent directing from Cianfrance and to the performances by Gosling and Bradley Cooper. My heart was pounding and there was a knot in my stomach throughout the whole movie.
Also- why is Ray Liotta so scary? He could just sit and stare at the camera and I’d be uncomfortable.
Remember my rant about movie scores needing to incorporate the songs from their trailers, especially when the trailer’s music was super awesome? Cianfrance won at that as well- not only did they use the song from the trailer once, but twice!