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Trailer: Les Miserable

Stevee from Cinematic Paradox posted this trailer, and I must say even if I am not excited for it, this trailer is starting to change my mind! It's much better than the first one I saw and there is actual singing from the movie. The cinematography is not bad. Other characters are finally featured (finally!). While my friends are waiting in anticipation (especially the early screening), I will simply ponder on whether I should watch it or not. Les Miserable comes out here on January (boo), so I guess the cinemas will be starting the year right.

The Ides of March

Cast: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Director: George Clooney

I've been meaning to write up a review for this but I don’t know where to start. So after numerous drafts, here it is: this is a misleading movie poster. Besides knowing that it’s a political flick, I don’t know much more about it. The local cable channel recently showed the movie and after watching it, I was caught off-guard. Not because of the plot of the film itself, but how the performances made it interesting. I tend to shy away from political films but this is a good one.

Moonrise Kingdom

Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
Director: Wes Anderson

After many futile attempts to watch this, I finally finished Moonrise Kingdom. I wanted to watch it because I read that it was good. Plus, it was Wes Anderson so I already knew what to expect. However, after the film, my thoughts were undecisive. Did I like it? I don't know. Did I not like it? I don't know either. I understand why people raved about it, plot-wise, it was very Wes Anderson but there were some aspects just got me (for a lack of a better word) irritated.

Ted

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth McFarlane Director: Seth McFarlane
When I first watched the trailer for Ted, I thought ‘this is going to be funny’. I watch Family Guy and American Dad on occasion that based on Seth McFarlane’s material, I already know what kind of humor to expect (especially since it was rated R). People I know watched this before I did and I got mixed feedback from them. After watching this for myself, I am officially crossing this off as a guy film. They’d probably be able to relate to the references more and it really does seem like the movie was targeted for their demographic. While it did solicit some laughs from me, most of the time I was just staring at the screen and following the plot.

My Movie Alphabet

After the success of her own Movie Alphabet, Mettel Ray started her own blogathon because of it! I thought, why not try the task? It's a chance to get out of my writing rut and get my mind working. I suggest you go try it because it does challenge you. I have to say, I was left stumped with a couple of letters after filling in the ones I know. So without further ado, here's my movie alphabet! (blogathon guidelines here, Mettel Ray's Movie Alphabet here).

October in Film

This has somewhat been long overdue, considering it's already been almost a week since October ended. Based on the rate of the reviews I've posted and the movies I've actually watched this month, there wasn't a lot that I posted. So without further ado, here are this month's films! Month's favorites include American Psycho, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Midnight in Paris and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.