Zacznijmy od tego że uwielbiam Idrisa Elbę. Uwielbiam go od momentu gdy obejrzałam "The Wire". Także moje recenzje filmów z nim na pewno nie będą tak obiektywne jakbym chciała bo dodatkowym atutem jest dla mnie sama jego obecność na ekranie.
Głównymi bohaterami filmu jest Ben Bass (Idris Elba) - lekarz który musi dostać się na operację w Baltimore oraz Alex (Kate Winslet) powracającą do domu na własny ślub dziennikarkę zajmującą się fotografią,
Z powodu śnieżycy ich lot zostaje odwołany, postanawiają więc, nie znając się zupełnie wynająć mały samolot pilotowany przez starszego mężczyznę.
Podczas lotu pilot dostaje wylewu, samolot rozbija się i zostają sami w górach. Z psem.
No i właśnie ten pies jest tutaj dla mnie najważniejszym powodem dla którego ten film dla mnie nie będzie hitem. Wiecie czym karmiono tego psa przez cały film? NIczym. Absolutnie niczym. Ani razu nie dawano mu nic do jedzenia przez cały film. Oni żywili się batonikami, cukierkami a psu nie dawano zupełnie nic.
W niższych partiach gór jeszcze uwierzę w to że mógł sobie na coś zapolować (chociaż jest jedna scena pościgu za królikiem, gdzie pies przegrywa z kretesem), natomiast w wyższych partiach nie ma nawet OPCJI zeby coś znaleźć do jedzenia. Nikt się o niego nie troszczy a żyje.
Cały film mnie to męczyło szczerze mowiąc, kiedy dadzą mu coś zjeść- nie doczekałam się.
Druga sprawa to fakt że w ogóle nie omawiali kieruku trasy, po prostu szli. No może się myle, ale gdyby ja przeżyła katastrofę samolotu w wysokich górach przemyślałabym trochę kierunek dalszej podróży żeby jak najszybciej dostać się do cwyilizacji- ale nie w tym wypadku. Tutaj po prostu idzie się gdziekolwiek i pomimo tego ze na horyzoncie nie było nic oprócz gór znajdzie się na pewno jakaś chatka albo przynajmniej tartak.
ALe niestety tak jak mówiłam na ekranie jest Idris Elba także ode mnei 7/10, bo w zasadzie miło się oglądalo.
Tylko ten pies. Eeeh.
23/10 Blu-Ray Watches: Asian cinema is just too damn good, like seriously:
- Lady Vengeance (or Sympathy For...) is a stylish quirky revenge thriller that unsurprisingly has a dark third act. Like most of Park Chan-Wook's films, he adds flair to his direction that creates an illusory effect. He makes every scene feel important and integral to the plot, but actually they aren't. To me, that's admirable. After being in prison for 13 years, Lee Guem-Ja plans to murder a pre-school teacher. Obviously for good reason (for which I shan't spoil), this story is solely about her and how meticulous her mind works. Beneath the cold surface, themes of repenting sins, religion and family are explored deeply. No matter how far we strive to be good, none of us are perfect. Evil always finds its way within us. Perhaps disguised as false justice to clear our own personal vendettas. Chan-Wook conveys this eloquently with a surprising amount of heft to each scene. He rounds off his self-titled "revenge" trilogy in style...and I mean lots of style. He directed the heck out of this! Long ponderous takes, characters talking directly to the camera and addressing us, quirky scene transitions, POV shots...the list goes. He quite possibly used every technique a filmmaker could utilise, yet it works so well. It never felt over-stylised to a point that it detracts from the story. I would've like to have seen more character and emotional development of Guem-Ja and the bond with her daughter. The narrative does lack that added power. The pace swims along nicely, but not many moments where the film takes you by surprise and leaves you breathless. Although, the final thirty minutes were dark. I mean quite literally, Chan-Wook used a monochrome filter but also figuratively. To give the opportunity of personal justice to the families of the victims was intriguing, and its execution was deeply disturbing and utterly memorable. I also thought Lee Young-Ae performed the central role well. Lady Vengeance yet again proves that Chan-Wook is an exquisite director who understands the medium of film. Whilst this might not be his strongest film, it's certainly not his weakest.
Lady Vengeance = 8/10
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ may have a clichéd and unoriginal plot, but it is excused to it’s stylish and entertaining approach and talented cast. This film may have paid homage to spy films such as the well-known-and-loved Bond series, but it’s too smart to be considered a parody, but also too silly and ridiculously clichéd to be considered a serious film. However, this ultimately is excused by the fact that this movie is just so cool! With extremely stylish action sequences, memorable characters portrayed by great actors and hilarious humor, this film is a highly enjoyable watch that will leave its audience in awe. The action in this film is so over-the-top and stylised that it results in being some of the best action sequences I’ve seen in film for a long time. But the reason this movie is so great is all due to it’s cast - Taron Egerton is fantastic as the lead role of Eggsy, but we all know that it was Colin Firth who stole the show. He effortless nails his role, and is essentially the main reason this film is as great as it is. Overall this movie is one of the most entertaining and rewatchable films of 2014 due to its highly talented cast and stylistic approach.
On the first episode of our spanking new podcast #Take2 , @anupama.chopra and I spoke with #AamirKhan about his unfailing instinct at picking the right films. The entire episode is now up for you to listen on @saavn. He speaks clearly and objectively about his ambitions, his creative urges, and the actors he admires and envies. Second episode dropping soon! #podcast#cinema#movie#bollywood#film#actor#interview#critic
While I admire @sairoz for finally manifesting a more fierce, independant personality (because im all about women empowerment), after gettting married and giving birth (better late than never)... nonetheless I am not too agreeable on her look for a formal, red carpet affair. I loooooove the pant suit but the hair, makeup and nose pin (a bit punk like) did not go down with me well. Girl you need a stylist that will enhance your individuality, not turn you into a teen drama experimenting with her looks !
The Lego Ninjago Movie is the 3rd film to take place in the Lego Universe following The Lego Movie and Lego Batman.
There is a TV show by the same name, ive never seen it, but im pretty sure it has nothing to do with this movie.
This is the story if six ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya who are tasked with defending the island of Ninjago. By night, they are ninja warriors, using their skills and awesome mechs to fight villains. By day, they are your average teens struggling to get through high school. They must now take on their greatest enemy, Garmadon, who alsp happens to be Lloyds father.
I actually thought the trailer for this looked funny and like it would follow the foot steps of the other two #Lego movies.
I didnt really feel the same way when it was over though.
Ninjago is fun look at a different part of the lego universe, the problem is that its all over the place. its probably because it has 8 writers and 3 directors, its just too many hands in the pie. Im not saying i expected this to be some sort of great movie, but that last two Lego outings were pretty quality films, this one also felt a lot more like a kids movie in tone.
The voice acting is pretty good throught and is definitely what carries the movie. You have Dave Franco, Jackie Chan, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Randall Park, and Olivia Munn. Justin Theroux and Zach Woods are also in this and were my favorites.
This is a decently funny but ultimately mediocre outting from the Lego team. Its still a decent watch and kids will love it, but Kung Fu Panda already did this type of story much better.
ALBUM REVIEW: Parachutes (2000) - Coldplay
I have something of a love/hate relationship with Coldplay, of which I could rant for hours, but in the interest of keeping this relatively short, I’ll keep such things to myself. Their debut album was our first taste of the instantly recognizable vocals and immortally infectious guitar hooks that would soon propel Coldplay to their current, ridiculous state of success. Of you don’t know what I’m talking about, “Shiver” is I think some of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland’s best work. The defining feature of Parachutes is its innocent sense of dreamy honesty (purest in songs like “Sparks” and “Trouble”) that I feel this band hasn’t really successfully recaptured since 2002. A defining album of the early 2000s, and one of my favourites.
Score: 100 Chris Martin tears out of 3 Radiohead albums
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Cinema Watch: Not a fresh concept, but replaying the same day is always interesting:
- Happy Death Day is serviceable as a comedy/horror crossover, but feels all too familiar. Even with the concept of replaying the same day injected into the horror genre, I couldn't help but slide into my seat thinking "oh damn this is predictable". Essentially a young girl (who happens to be the most unlikeable teenager in the universe) is murdered. However, she relives the same day over and over again where her death resets the day. With unlimited lives, she must attempt to find her killer so that she can escape this time loop. Whilst this never ending time loop is never truly explained, and really just feels forced as a gimmick, take the film with a pinch of salt and you'll enjoy it. A combination of 'Groundhog Day' and 'Scream', it feels more like a comedy than a horror/slasher. So if you are hoping to be on the edge of your seat...you'll be disappointed. Fancy having a laugh? Then you'll love this. We all know I'm emotionless, so for the film to evoke laughter from me is an achievement. Jessica Rothe was flat out excellent, carrying the entire story on her shoulders. Her dialogue execution was on point and her comedic timing was sublime. The supporting cast...not so much. It's all focussed on Rothe and it works. The antagonistic serial killer is your average horror movie mask-wearing maniac. The reveal was underwhelming but a small little twist at the end makes it more memorable. Replaying the same scenes repeatedly with slight differences is always a love/hate affair. I love the small details that change each time, however watching the same scene over and over again may not always be engaging. Having said that, I was compelled for the most part. Oh, and one small line of dialogue that jests about deaf people and sign language did somewhat have me in stitches...does that make me a bad person? Overall, Happy Death Day is enjoyable as a comedic slasher flick albeit flawed in concept and occasionally underwhelming.
Happy Death Day = 6/10