Let’s play catch up
June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
‘Ello readers. (that’s me pretending I’m a super cool and fantastic European) I figured that now that I have a spare moment – during my Wednesday night So You Think You Can Dance time – I should catch you all up on my movie watching experiences in the last few weeks. Believe it or not, I have been to the theater 3 times. That’s right. Three times. I know, I can barely recognize myself either. Pleasantly surprised with all of my “cinematic adventures”, let’s take a look:
Big film surprise of the century! No one knew what Abrams and Spielberg had in store for their audience, but I can tell you it was so mint. Now, I’m not a big fan of alien movies. All those horror films that just end up being an alien invasion? Cop out. I don’t like them, I’m not interested in them, I don’t think they’re totally cool and possibly real. Don’t get me wrong – I like sci-fi as much as the next open minded, movie obsessed girl – but aliens? I’ll pass. So I was only kinda excited about Super 8. Was I pleased? Indeed. Go watch this movie. Like seriously.
Spectacular filming – which is to be expected. Abrams and Spielberg have such a fantastic eye for this kind of thing. Really draws you in and the special effects were just great. Acting was great – my man, Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights, delivering as usual. But the kids, oh the kids. Hysterical, emotional, relateable, loveable, endearing. Perfection. To leave the suspense, I’ll end the review here – watch it. Spend 9 bones, wait and rent it. I don’t care. But make sure your eyes view this at some point in the nearish future.
Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen is oozing from this movie. My mother and I took the evening to have little mama-daughter date and see this flick. Not even 2 minutes into the film my mom and I look at each other and say “This is SO Woody Allen.” Everything from the typography to dialogue paired with a black screen and white credits. I went into the theater expecting a more sultry sassy movie. And came out with an enchanting and charming experience.
Light-hearted, whimsical Gil and his high strung, bossy fiance Inez travel to France for a visit. Bored with tours and museum trips hosted by their condescending friend, Paul. He takes the evenings to himself. Where you ask? Oh, to the 1920s. One drunk night, he finds himself in a vintage cab that magically takes him to the 1920s. Magnificent. I want this to be real. So badly I want this to be real. He meets Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dali, Picasso, Stein, and all the greats. To live in a time that contained some of the most artistically talented – with paints and words and pictures – individuals, I don’t know what I’d do! The movie focuses on the fact that we are never satisfied on what we have – the time before us is always better than the time we have now. Find the beauty and art around you now and love it.
I loved this. So funny, witty, adorable. Kristen Wiig – I’d like to be her. Chris O’Dowd – I’d like to marry him. Rose Byrne – I’d like to punch her in the face. Every girl who’s best friend is getting married should watch this with said best friend. A good reminder and of is most important. Kristen Wiig plays the perfect goofy, yet classic girl. Melissa McCarthy is the total wild card – you don’t expect anything that comes out of her mouth. Jon Hamm plays the quintessential douche bag – which obviously makes me love him more because he has a great sense of humor, he can make fun of the classic good looking asshole, duh. Chris O’Dowd – I could go on for days about him. Charming, funny, just so darn cute! I’ve decided I’m marry a guy like him – I’m now accepting applications. The movie all around was great too. Good girls night kind of movie – if you don’t mind the occasional risque scene or explicit humor.