Following my enjoyment of The Other Woman, I decided to go see Walk of Shame, thinking that maybe I could get something as near to the former movie. After all, it's Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, so what could go wrong? Apparently, everything, as Walk of Shame is a thinly based movie that tries to stretch its premise to absolute proportions that everything else gets forced in just for the movie to make some sense. Undeniably, one of the worst releases I've seen this year.
Sometimes being excited for a low expectations movie can be rejuvenating. After what felt like a slump in watching movies, I was anxiously awaiting for this one, thinking that maybe I just needed a breather. Similar to food, a no-brainer flick could be considered as a palette cleanser (though that's just a bad analogy). Despite how cliche it can be, The Other Woman delivered a pack of laughs without trying to be anything.
Kickstarter is certainly making its way when it comes to funding celebrity projects, with Zach Braff taking his latest project there. I read the synopsis and watched the trailer - the two could not have been connected in any point. It does look like it's promising some defining (read: emotion filled) moments between Aidan Bloom and his children, as well as his brother. It looks great, shooting-wise (there were some great shots captured there), but I'm not certain about the film as a whole. What do you think? I think this came out in limited release earlier this year (correct me if I'm wrong), so if you've seen it, do you recommend it?
I was looking over the choices I had left for the year's blind spot, thinking over what film to watch for the month. Seeing that I've been running through most of the "light" films on the list, I opted to dive in what I thought was a very dramatic, heart-wrenching film. When people clamor praises over Casablanca, it can't be helped that there will be some stigma attached to it. I was a bit intimidated with it at first because of the high praises, and if it doesn't deliver the way I've imagined it to be. Needless to say, the film was very worthy of its praise - and I've already watched it twice in a span of a week! The film was timeless, and it still breaks my heart when I think of Rick and Ilsa.
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Brittani from Rambling Film is hosting her first blogathon! It's hard to narrow down titles because there's so many movies to choose from. Without further ado, below are my favorite movie titles! I didn't have much of a basis for choosing the titles, other than I like how they sound or how the words are put together.
Katy from Girl Meets Cinema is hosting a blogathon, centering on the love for B-movies. When I think of a B-movie, I usually associate it with bad effects, and low budget causing said bad effects, but there's more to the category. There are so many movies to choose from, but I decided to go with the one I've seen recently - The Running Man. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and it revolves around a game show who uses criminals as pawns and entertainment pieces, sending people, or stalkers as they're called to hunt them and kill them. Schwarzenegger played Ben Richards, a military man, was accused of a mass genocide, something that he didn't do (and tried to prevent). He later on finds himself in the game show, and the rest is history. I actually enjoyed watching the movie, flaws and all. I thought it was surreal and a bit weird, but enjoyable nonetheless. So without further ado, below are the reasons why the movie was awesome.
Katy has asked me to participate in My Filmview's iconic movie characters relay! Before anything else, here are the rules:
A list of 10 iconic movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think it should not be on the list) and replace it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger. After you have posted your update leave the link in the comments here and I will make sure it gets added to the overview post.
This can only be two things: really horrendous or really funny. The first time I saw the trailer, I had to ask, was this a real movie? I like the cast - but I might not be in the wagon in terms of seeing this one. What do you think? Will you see this when it comes out (or at DVD, at least)?
Like most people, I'm pretty enamored with the filming style Richard Linklater used, shooting for a few weeks that accumulated to years. It's literally following the boy grow, an actual coming of age story that spans years in the making. I'm not sure if the tale is any special, but knowing some of Linklater's work, he's bound to impress, and this film is going to impress as well. I'm going to keep a lookout for this one.
I revisited a favorite of mine a couple of nights ago, and was supposed to do a thought piece about it. Apparently I haven't written a review for the film just yet, so I'll try to be coherent as possible. The film didn't waver in terms of its flawlessness. It was still interesting, and the flow of the film was still great. The emotions I had when I first saw this, it was still there. The effect of the film was still there. So I'm just going to dive in the review, if you don't mind.