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02/14: It Must Be Love (Love, Love).

February greeted us with some sad news in the film industry - the demise of beloved actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. While I haven't seen a great deal from his filmography, he greatly impressed in the ones I've seen him in. February also gave an excuse to dig up those romance movies - whether cliche, heartbreaking or simply a wonderful story of love. I haven't seen much movies lately, but I did manage to catch up with True Detective, and it really is an amazing show! I also saw the last season of Sherlock this month, and I can't wait to see what they have in store with the next one! Oscars are this Sunday (Monday morning my time), so we'll finally get the answers to our personal bets on who will take home the statue. As for catching up with all the nominees, I still have a long way to go.

Afternoon Delight | Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa | Austenland | Blue Jasmine | Ender's Game | Escape Plan | From Dusk Till Dawn | Galaxy Quest | Groundhog Day | Mermaids | Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | Mud | Prometheus | Roman Holiday | That Awkward Moment | The Baxter | The LEGO Movie | The Smurfs 2 | Wolf Children

Afternoon Delight - Katherine Hahn, Juno Temple and surprisingly Josh Radnor were great. It's a bit slow on some parts, and it doesn't really capture the message it wants to get across.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - Maybe I wasn't just in the mood for a comedy, or it's not my kind of humor
Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett was simply amazing! Sally Hawkins was great as well - her character finally got a backbone, although I didn't like the reasons it stemmed up on.
Ender's Game - It was surprisingly good. It had great effects. The finale was a shocker.
Escape Plan - The prison warden sounds like a cliche villain.
Galaxy Quest - Alan Rickman can easily be the best thing in the movie. Nonetheless, it was such a hilarious flick.
Groundhog Day - Andie McPowell was such a darling.
Mud - The confrontation scene between Mud and Ellis? Priceless. 
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Can Lee Pace be in everything, please?! That man was such a charm. The main characters were pleasing. It kept a light tone throughout the film. A lovely film in total.
That Awkward Moment - You know when good actors have an awful movie on their filmography? This might be Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan's. Although we have to wait for the results of the Fantastic Four reboot. Zac Efron was definitely overshadowed by the two.
The Baxter - It's good, but not great.
The Smurfs 2 - It wasn't that bad.
Wolf Children - Amazing story and graphics.


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  1. Glad you liked Blue Jasmine, Blanchett really gives a powerhouse performance.
    The Smurfs 2 wasn't that bad? What what what?!

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    1. Blanchett really was amazing. It was hard not to be convinced by her character as she owned it. Smurfs 2 wasn't as shitty as I expected! I wouldn't watch it again, but putting it against other horrible animated movies that came out the same year, it wasn't as bad.

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  2. Glad you liked Mud and True Detective! And yes Lee Pace should be in everything )

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    1. True Detective was awesome! I wish it could have been longer (can't get enough of it). I hope it keeps the same atmosphere and the same (or similar) quality when they release a new season.

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