MVR Rating: 80/100
Directed by the great Clint Eastwood. This is the story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a national hero, after landing the plane he was piloting, into the Hudson River. Tom Hanks is perfect for whatever roles he takes on and this is a brilliant performance from Hanks. Aaron Eckhart has a brilliant part and is a great supporting actor. You can feel Eastwoods style run through the movie, it has his lighting, grittiness and raw filming that make it his own.
Long and Short:
You only had to switch on the news on Thursday 15th January 2009 anywhere in the world to already know what this story is about. What Eastwood and Hanks do is take you to the other side, away from the media and see the struggles Sully had to go through. The movie takes you through the dark time, the lies, failings and finger pointing to try and show that Sully was to blame. You ride along with Sully in an emotional battle to prove he did everything correct. It’s a gritty movie and definitely worth a watch.
Fact: This is Clint Eastwood's 35th theatrical motion picture as a director.
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••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Disaster Artist (2017) | Dir. James Franco
TL;DR: Before Miranda Sings, there was Tommy Wiseau ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Why You Should Watch ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- best performance from james franco in his career ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- heartily hilarious ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- a must-see for The Room fans
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thank goodness, The Disaster Artist is not made with ironical enjoyment, unlike what The Room has embraced. However, fear not if you've not watched The Room, you can still take the most out of it with this film. But I can assure you that if you haven't seen this cult legend, you're missing out and you will want to see it after this film. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Room is undeniably one of greatest worst movies ever. As it achieves its place as a cult phenomenal in spite of Wiseau's ineptness, the film begs the question about the significance of dreams, the nature of ambition, and the definition of success. Woven with satirical humor, The Disaster Artist chooses to honor unwavering artistic ambition over talent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In most stories of dream-chasing, the protagonist actualizes their vision of success. From obscurity to fame, from poverty to affluence, from ignorance to wisdom. But The Disaster Artist defies expectations by presenting an alternative approach to success and preaching the gospel of failing one’s way so completely it becomes glorious. (read full review in bio link! )
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #christiereviews#movieisawayoflife#review#film#filmreview#filmreviews#movie#moviereview#moviereviews # #oscars#goldenglobes#thedisasterartist#jamesfranco#davefranco#theroom#tommywiseau
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You’re Telling Me! (Erle C. Kenton, 1934)
One of Fields’ best features I’ve seen so far, about a socially awkward inventor who tries to repair the engagement between his daughter and her fiancée after offending the sensibilities of the latter’s snobby upper-class mother. There’s a lot to like here, especially given that I feel Fields’ has given the best performance of his iconic persona I’ve seen from him to date. The inherent vaudevillian sense of clumsiness is still present of course, but Fields elects to indulge in the more tragic aspects of his character, which makes some of his scenes of pity and self-loathing genuinely heartbreaking. But there’s still laughs to be had here, especially in the final 10 minutes where Fields lovingly recreates the conclusion of his early short The Golf Specialist, but expanded and built upon to make for a riotously funny tribute. Not one of his most immediate films, but definitely one of Fields’ most smile-inducingly charming. #film#cinema#movie#classicfilm#filmblog#filmcollection#filmoftheday#filmmaking#filmposter#filmreview#filmtime#youretellingme#erleckenton#1934#wcfields#comedy#slapstick#blackandwhite#blackandwhitefilm
Meet The Robinsons (2007)
“Ooooh give the boy a prize!”
Fun fact: my dad got pulled over for speeding when trying to make it to the drive-in movie theater on-time so we didn’t miss any of this movie. Meet The Robinsons is one of those meh Disney movies that’s squished between two other meh Disney movies, Chicken Little and Bolt. I never really liked this movie, so I can’t even give it the extra love I never had for it as a kid.
+The montage in the beginning that cuts straight to it
+Not the typical (Disney) formula +Bowler Hat Guy +Theme ties in with a quote by Walt Disney
-The CGI feels off at moments
-It’s way too complex for a film for that’s rated G
-Not much comic relief
-Heavily relies on the plot twist
-Too many undeveloped characters
There’s seriously not much to even go off on this movie, it’s sloppy, confusing and unfunny. Would your kid like it? I don’t even know, but you’re better off showing the child Mulan, Wreck It Ralph or really anything else. 4/10.
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A Ghost Story is a 2017 drama film directed by David Lowery. It stars Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Will Oldham. The film is about C, a ghost who follows around his former partner M through her process of mourning. He experiences life after death before his very eyes, giving him new answers to the meaning of time, space, life and love as we know it.
Fortunately, I didn’t hate the film. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it either. I was, at the end of the day, disappointed. The film almost seems so self-indulgent it felt like a Terrence Malick baby project, except a little better. ***POSITIVES*** CINEMATOGRAPHY: This film looks perfect. The framing is perfect, the colors are perfect, the movement is perfect and everything as a whole just looks so darn aesthetically beautiful. The work done here by cinematographer Andrew Doz Palermo deserves some real recognition.
SCORE: Daniel Hart, the composer for the film does an excellent job with the score. It is emotional, raw and honestly fitting to what the film is trying to accomplish. ***NEGATIVES*** PLOT: At the end of the day, where is the substance in A Ghost Story. Where is the motive. Where is the character development. Where is the build up and where is the payoff. For the most part, we drift from scene to scene and we sort of stare at the film like an artpiece on the wall. Some will get it, some won’t.
PRETENTIOUSNESS: I feel that the film tried to play too much with style that it forgot all about substance; the heart of the film. Why should we care about these characters and why should we care about the film. I couldn’t care about either. The film plays around with time travel and the space-time continium; the relationship between science time and whatsoever throughout, and I felt that it should have spent more time on it’s characters and making the audience really care about the film.
Worth it?: 2.5/5
MVR Rating: 90/100 -
Directed by James Mangold, this is the final film for our favourite hero Wolverine from the X-Men franchise.
Long and Short:
It’s set in the near future, 2029. This film shows Logan as a lonely man working to pay for Professor X’s medication. They’re in hiding after Professor X is aging and has become dangerous. With help from Caliban (Stephen Merchant) theymanage to keep Professor X away from Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant) and his team who use mutant’s DNA to make weapons. Things start to go wrong when Laura (Dafne Keen) enter their life. Laura is a little bad ass and soon make her presents made. It’s sad seeing Logan getting old but it makes sense to end him now rather than have someone else play him in the future. No-one can play Logan other than Hugh Jackman. After a cross country track to a location that may or may no exist. You find yourself on a sad but humblejourney with Logan and his final steps. A good film with a bad ass little girl, who really made the film. Nice set up for a follow up movie (always done well). It’s ever a sad film, just because it hurts to see an aging X-24. -
Facts: With a budget of $97mil this film took $89mil in the opening weekend. It went on to take a worldwide gross of $616mil, not too shabby.
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Mind-boggling, obscure and overwhelmingly creative, Twelve Monkeys takes the audience through the perspective of a time traveller and the connecting timeline between 1990 and 2035. Its themes of time, memory and advance technology are sure to bewilder viewers as they embark on such an unusual film journey.
Directed by Terry Gilliam, it features the talents of Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt.
I went into this film without a single clue as to what it was about, only with a faint idea of it's sci-fi genre. I believe it is better to be blissfully unaware of even the simplest idea of what films are about but for this film, I felt as though I had missed out on some important points that could have been gained from reading prior.
A time traveller whom keeps to himself and works only as a 'volunteer' to locate specimens to do with a deadly virus that aborted all humanity in circa 1996. Throughout this film, we are pulled between his beginnings and the normal daily life of the human race in 1990 and the post-apocalyptic torture known as 2035.
The performances in this film were brilliant but mostly kooky. Bruce Willis pulled off an excellent James Cole, who feels as though he is out of place amongst other people and dominates a 'lone-wolf' demeanour.
In a slightly scary contrasting role, Brad Pitt plays Jeffrey Goines, a mental patient with unhinged ideations and philosophies. Throughout the different timelines, he appears frequently with a new purpose each time. His role was definitely an uncomfortable one to watch but Brad's ability to capture a very mentally ill patient is beyond amazing.
As for Madeleine Stowe as psychiatrist Dr Katherine Railly, she captured the essence of blurred lines between patient and doctor relations. Having a character with a softer and more relaxed personality creates balance, particularly in this film, when surrounded by stronger and more abrupt personalities.
This film is seen as a modern day classic, however I feel like I didn't get as much out of it as I was supposed to. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS).
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Movie Name : Geostorm “Everything about Geostorm, its CGI disaster scenes, the uneventful plot, the badly written characters and its muddled politics and sci-fi elements is only worth your eye rolls. Its one movie of 2017 that you can miss.” SharpRatings: 1 - #StayAway#Geostorm makes #2012 the movie look so good. I shouldn’t be even giving this movie a review it’s so bad. Apart from its weak story and bad characters, I was more intrigued how filmmakers got its cast on-board, actors like #GerardButler, #AbbieCornish, #AndyGarcia and #EdHarris. Geostorm follows a world where nature almost wiped out mankind, countries stepped aside their difference and worked together to do the unthinkable, control weather using satellites for each country which are controlled from Space Station known as Dutch boy but when Dutch boy goes wild, throwing down natures worse on the countries, Jake (Butler) head of creation of Dutch boy is send to investigate the problem who finds that things are not easy to understand or even solve (plot twist it is that easy to understand and solve). Then there are many different scenes upon some other poorly perform scenes that are displayed by the movie and then suddenly the movie ends with another disappointing result. From very start of the movie you know what to expect, a politics mumbo jumbo, if you have seen enough thrillers where the government is involved and is hellbent for control, you will know that final antagonist is among the government official no matter how well movie tries to hide. Geostorm never even tries to hide or evade such thing. The film tries to riddle its plot with politics which also is done poorly and uninteresting. For a movie called Geostorm, you wonder why? Then story puts away few word as dialogues and you wonder, yes, we might see the famous Geostorm but then by the end movie never really shows what its called. Its disappointing. You would think the movie has great visuals as its disaster movie, then no you will be disappointed there too as its boring sequences and visual effects never leave you excited or in awe. -CONTINUED IN COMMENTS