John from Hitchcock’s World is hosting a part two of his women in film blogathon! His first blogathon focused on the strong female characters in film, and in continuation, this blogathon now focuses on women behind the scenes - women who directed these films. To be honest, his blogathon came in at the right time, just when I was composing a part 2 of a women-directed list I wrote last year. The director I’ve chosen has been releasing critically acclaimed work, but has yet to have her ‘breakout film’, though with her recent film, I’d say she’s almost there. For this, I’m talking about Nicole Holofcener.
I think it's safe to say that this is going to be one of my awaited animated movies for next year. Jim Parson's voice performance looks like it suits the character. I'm not certain of its awards potential (as I think the award would probably go to Pixar's Inside Out), but this looks good. Dreamworks Animation had some hits and misses, and hopefully this one doesn't disappoint.
While the first movie was adorable in its own way (and seemed to have some kind of heart in it), Pitch Perfect 2 seems to remove that emotional value, and instead focus on the accapella and the funny antics that accompanied the first movie. While I don't think the sequel was necessary, it'll be nice to see a familiar comedy to what will be a blockbuster-fest by next year. Even if the mechanics that made its predecessor charming was removed, I'm still hoping that this would be charming in its own way.
Another Thursday calls for a new entry to Wandering Through The Shelves' Movie Meme! There's still a couple of weeks left, so if you haven't joined in, go visit her site! This week's theme is movies adapted from plays. The week's theme limitation is that it can't be Shakespearean (or we'll be seeing a lot of Hamlets and Macbeths on the list) or based from a musical. Here are my choices for this week:
*title of this month's recap taken from a game I'm playing