Moonrise Kingdom - Kind of sweet and heart-warming I have to say, a film about two trouble young kids going out on adventure while the adults try to find them. The kids storyline is really great being both sweet and touching and pretty relatable making you think how you were that age. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful and perfect, though again with Anderson its to perfect making it feel kind of fake. The weirdness does kind of serve a purpose like the character getting struck by lighting makes the visual metaphor later on about a kiss feeling like electricity work. Also the characters are quirky but again very relatable, with the messiness of the adults serving to show that really the adults can't say anything about the kids. have to say the group f kids were probably the best character, and Bruce Willis again being surprising in his role. Yes it knows its a movie by having a very "neat" end but I thought it went with the film.
I went to see Django Unchained and I enjoyed it. I think? It definitely felt like a film that prefers style over substance, but then the same criticism could be made of both the spaghetti westerns that inspired it and Tarantino's work in general. In fact, in many ways Django is the quintessential Tarantino film. Visually impressive and featuring some memorable characters and quotes, but also incredibly brutal, a bit long-winded and at times rather self-indulgent.
What made it stand out for me are the fantastic performances by the actors. There's a great chemistry between Jamie Foxx and Christopher Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio is visibly enjoying himself throughout. But by far the apex was Samuel L. Jackson playing a really unexpected part. He perfectly conveys the duality of his character who's a submissive servant yet also by far the smartest man in the household, a member of the black race yet also compliant in its suppression and a physical weakling yet also a dominating presence. It's a shame he didn't receive an Oscar nomination for his efforts as he has never been better.
Of course it's difficult to talk about the film without simultaneously discussing its slavery subtext, but at the same time I don’t think I’m really qualified to analyze that. As an European, I probably lack the necessary cultural understanding to place the film in an appropriate social context. Suffice to say the depiction of slavery and racial relations didn't bother me personally, but I can why it might be considered problematic.
Overall I’d say Django Unchained is well worth watching. If you can stomach the excessive and quite often gratuitous violence and you don't have a problem with the subject matter then you'll find solid entertainment. It's not a film I have any inclination towards rewatching, but it's not a film I regret seeing either.
Punch-Drunk Love. Weird movie and even after the movie, I have no idea what the harmonium has to do with the movie right from the beginning. It's a sweet movie, though and occasionally hilarious.
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The Tree Of Life - A very visually stunning movie, but it has very little dialogue(though a lot of narration) so it expects you to figure out what the visuals are telling you. It is a very beautiful movie that on the surface is about people remembering growing up with a boy who has just died but is about so much more then that. It has the universe and the world and life being created and death and heaven at the end. It sometimes would just throw images at you and not explain them, it definitely needs a few watches to understand it all. The ending is probably my favourite bit of it though being genuinely moving in showing you various images of death and what may happen after you die. Full of symbolism this is probably not to everyone's taste since it is quite slow but if you accept its charms I think you will love it.
Wreck it Ralph
Because it's not out in most of europe yet (got to see it in an advanced screening. It was everything I wanted and more. Sarah Silverman managed to not annoy me. I am amazed.
No not really. I can see were comparisons can be drawn when you look at his game, but apart from that just not at all.
IMDB indeed confirms that it hasn't been released in many European countries and won't be until February. Do you know what the reason for this delay is? It obviously can't be translation issues.
Have no clue to be quiet honest with you.
It was out in the states a month or two ago but for some reason we in euroland have had to wait until now. Movie production companies would do well to stop using oceans as release date blocks though.
Going to see Django on Sunday, another movie I've had to guard myself from spoiling because it's been released for nearly a month now in the US and a week over here.
Don't know why it is but it seems a lot of Disney animation films get delayed, it happened with UP, Toy Story 3, Brave and The muppets and is happening with Wreck It ralph.
Today Dark Knight Rises :)
Not watching, but for anyone not aware J.J Abrams is directing Star Wars VII
Didn't he make Star Wars VII already with Star Trek?
Star Trek was awesome movie,i think he can do it :D
... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.