Monday, June 6, 2011
Wonderful performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush as King and irreverant speech therapist. Interesting history with poignant human interest and a dash of humor kept me engaged for the whole 118 minutes. SEE IT!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The movie really stayed true to the book, the characters were well cast, and it moved along with no wasted frames. I didn't know how I would feel about Reese Witherspoon in the part of Marlena, but she did pull it off. Robert Pattinson was wonderful as the gentle animal vet, Jacob Jankowski, who loses his innocence about life during the 1930s depression. The best role was played by Christoph Waltz as August, the brutal circus owner and animal trainer.
I admit watching the animal abuse was harder than reading about it (I studied my coffee cup a little too long) but the story was wonderful and interesting. Good choice - movie theater or DVD, which I assume won't be too long coming.
It's really no surprise that I am a comic book fan and am truly enjoying the past few years' resurgence in Super Hero movies. The X-Men are one of my favorites in the Marvel world and I was very curious to see the "pre-quel" to the franchise, X-Men First Class. I was not disappointed. The movie explained the early years of the first characters, Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), the origins of the friendship and ultimate parting of ways. Other characters are also introduced, like Mystique and Beast. Kevin Bacon plays the wonderfully awful Sebastian Shaw. The special effects were awesome, but the cameos and one-liner references were even better. There were even some well-placed laughs. I didn't even mind being the only female in the theater.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
According to the Ausiello Files Spoilers http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/04/07/ask-ausiello-lost-glee-house/ -- Katherine Heigl has signed on to play Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum! I am aan avid reader of the Sptehanie Plum mysteries and I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess this will be the true test of Heigl's talents if she can pull this one off. I have always seen Plum as a tough little cookie - crazy yet self assured. I have not seen that in Heigl's repertois as yet.
Any thoughts on this my little Plum fans?
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
OoOkay, here go the picks for tonight... Please feel free to discuss
Best Animated - Up
Best Supporting Actress - Mo'nique (Precious)
Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Best Actress - Meryl Streep (Julie/Julia) --sorry Sandra (I still love ya)
Best Actor - Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker)
Best Movie - Avatar (overall and everything considered) - sorry Hurt Locker
Makeup - Star Trek (I didn't even know that was Eric Bana)
Visual Effects - Avatar (wow)
Cinemotography - Hurt Locker