some great fiery funny moments, but story line is colder than the ice. i just saw it less than 2 hours ago, and i can’t even seem to remember the comedic highlights, except maybe for the sexually ambiguous ice skating. i do give them props, however for the awesome cameos.
really cute movie. the animation was uniquely great- as if i was watching a video game. you also get the best of both worlds because the movie morphs from humans to animation. i’m also a fan of the little boy who stars in it, so it’s nice to see him at his craft at such a young age. the only complaint i have is the story line, which is a little loopy and questionable if you have time to think about it. but otherwise, the action was pretty engaging for a family movie. and lastly, this movie took props for surprising us by casting david bowie as the antagonist…bravo!
Sense and Sensibility this is one of those movies that just gets better every time you watch it, preferrably every stage of your life. emma thompson’s ability really shines in this movie, although she hardly gets great roles these days. and hugh grant! this is the first movie i saw him in, and absolutely and immediately crushed on him- until he became the leading man in every english film… and who knew severus snape was romantic in this movie?- matched with kate winslet? man. i’m a tough romantic…i admit…but it’s a movie like this that can make me swoon.
Black Snake Moan surprisingly, i liked this movie, mainly because of all the symbolism, and it was such a unique psychological concept. there was such parallelism between the two main despondent characters who ended up forming this complex symbiotic relationship. … also, the chain was a unique symbol which typically would connotate imprisonment, but it ended up representing freedom (also conveyed in the end when she had the wedding chain around her waist). she finally realized how to be free from what really supressed her- her memories of her abusive father. granted, this is rated R, so there’s a lot of French in the movie- and birthday suits, and lots of the three letter word…so it’s not very palatable, but overall, the sentiment came out of all the dirty dross, almost resembling grace. christina ricci has always been one of my secret favorite actresses, and samuel jackson delivers what he was meant to do in the movie. jt, however, seemed like he was a character from dawson’s creek…but good effort.
Sense and Sensibility 4/5 stars this is one of those movies that just gets better every time you watch it, preferrably every stage of your life. emma thompson’s ability really shines in this movie, although she hardly gets great roles these days. and hugh grant! this is the firs…(read more)t movie i saw him in, and absolutely and immediately crushed on him- until he became the leading man in every english film… and who knew slitherin was romantic in this movie?- matched with kate winslet? man. i’m a touch romantic…i admit…but it’s a movie like this that can make me swoon.
High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing! i’ve heard that this was this generation’s Grease. but i’m starting to believe that an 8 year old made that review on Teen Beat. I had to watch this because of all the hype of the youth group, and the kids of my church. Plus i promised an 8 year ol…(read more)d that i’d watch it. the music- eh…the plot- don’t get me started…i just felt like nothing went together…like eating boat loads of candy and getting one enormous sugar high, then feeling so used and empty after 2 hours. people will hate me…mostly highschoolers and middleschoolers, but oh well….sorry guys!
The Fountain 3.5/5 stars aesthetically, it was a beautiful movie, with some very thought provoking effects, as well as tender symbolic simple scenes. for those who don’t like to read movies and think about what they’re seeing, then this is a movie to pass when you’re stroll…(read more)ing blockbuster. but if you’re the type to notice the tones, lights, symbols in a movie, then this is a worthy challenge. the story itself was a little hard to catch as well, initially. but once you understand what’s going on, you’re pretty much sucked in by hugh jackman’s brilliant vulnerability (and wowzers physiognomy). as far as the movie’s themes of love, immortality, and death, the conclusion can be a little complex and can really be open for interpretation, but i guess for me, sometimes, one attains immortality through death. it was a pretty movie. and kinda sad.