"If you think you might like this film, you will. It's what a second movie should be: pushing the story forward without treading over the same old ground. Even if it ends in the same place."
The sad fact is that the film can only end up in a boardroom, where stuffy old British men find in a few minutes what we've known all movie. I have no intention of keeping any of those aspects of the film in my mind. Instead, I will cradle memories of Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl and Rabbit in my mind.
Celebrate these films. They are gifts to humanity. There have always been beauties who were drawn to beasts that they had to learn to understand. There have always been beasts who are society's winners that smart girls know to avoid, too. This film has brought hope to many a bookworm girl and boy that they will someday meet and learn to accept one another. And grow. Everyone wants to feel like they can do that.
What I will do here will amount to more a list than anything. There will be a basic review and a best of and worst of for several facets of each film. I am kind of making it up as I go along, but I am sure this will be no worse than the script for Attack of the Clones.
O'Connor has not done nearly as much as a director of his caliber since his incredible last effort, Warrior, mentioned earlier. If nothing else, Jane Got A Gun shows that he can take other people's material and make something that we can feel. It's a good, memorable western that allows us to know we come from a stark reality. It is a film that college students of today should watch before they make another demand for safe space. People can survive a lot tougher battles than words.
August: Osage County - 2013 Director John Wells Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham Written by Tracy Letts Rule #12: Meryl Streep will be nominated for an Oscar for 1 film per year at least Rule #154: Old folks quoting people with tears running down their cheek usually aren't happy and won't … Continue reading The Rules of August: Osage County
Jack The Giant Slayer - 2013 Directed by Bryan Singer Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, John Kassir, Ewan Bremner, Ralph Brown Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney Why is Bryan Singer directing a movie about a fairy tale? Really. The Usual Suspects. X-Men. Valkyrie. Now, a fairy tale. … Continue reading Jack the Giant Slayer another fairy tale with automatic weapons
The Impossible - 2012 Director J.A. Bayona Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pedergast, Sönke Möhring, Geraline Chaplin Screenplay Sergio G. Sánchez The Impossible is a simple story covering the most incredibly horrific event one could ever imagine happening to a person, a family or community. In this story, we see the Bennett family, on … Continue reading The Impossible: Harrowing, simple and beautiful
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen - 2012 Director Lasse Hallström Starring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked Written by Simon Beaufoy based on the novel by Paul Torday I do not like the taste of Salmon, but I have always enjoyed the activity of fishing in its many forms. There is an almost spiritual experience, in … Continue reading Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is an calm, beautiful success
Haywire -2012 Directed by Stephen Soderbergh Starring Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas Screenplay by Lem Dobbs Gina Carano looks like she's taken out more than a few people in her life. Watching her march through an assemblage of bad guys in Haywire, the only thing I could think about … Continue reading Haywire: Soderburgh gets the comfort of knowing that he tried action