While this looks like a good story, the part I'm excited for is Tatiana Maslany. I haven't finished watching Orphan Black, but I like her from the episodes I've seen. She also had a two-episode arc in Parks and Recreation and she was adorable with Aziz Ansari. I hope she will be great here as well. Ryan Reynolds has been releasing some duds lately, but maybe he's getting tips from actors who are currently reinventing themselves so hopefully this wouldn't be one of those duds.
Maybe it's just me but January seems crazy fast! Today graces the blog with the presence of the Thursday Movie Picks meme hosted by the lovely Wandering Through the Shelves! The meme has been a bit of a staple around here, but if you’re a newcomer (never too late to join!), the rules are simple! Pick three movies (either you love, dislike with passion or hidden jems) based on the week’s theme, write a few words about your choice, and you’re all set! This week’s theme is movies with colours in the title. This is a vast theme because there are a ton of movies with colors on them! Here are my picks this week:
I usually don't post anything related to awards stuff (and would happily link you to those who can talk about it much better than I can), but there's a first time for everything. After reading the nominations, all I can say is...what happened? While I am thrilled for some of the nominations, there were some categories that left me surprised with the line-up. Like most of my thoughts, they're better off in a categorized form as well.
One of my favorite genres in movies are dark comedies - except that my love of the genre can't translate normally. Which is why I usually watch these kinds of movies alone, because I do find them hilarious, and I feel that the people with me will ultimately think I'm crazy and a loon for laughing or smiling. I have more to discover in terms of the genre, but ultimately, I've been enjoying the ones I've seen. Death to Smoochy has been one of them. After the passing of Robin Williams, I've been reading a few posts about him, and the movies and performances various people liked, and this appeared from one of them. The title in particular caught my eye, and I wasn't disappointed with what I saw.
Pixar has become a revolutionary force in the world of animated film. While other major movie companies have been producing more work compared to Pixar, I think it's safe to say that Pixar has set the bar when it comes to delivering content. Not only does an animated flick be filled with color, but there has to be more - it's the content that also has it appeal to viewers of all ages. While there are a number of upcoming Pixar movies in production, I'm quite excited for their newest movie, Inside Out. It's looking to be a contender for another Pixar hit. So while waiting for its release, I thought I'd rank the rest of their movies based on my preference.
It's kind of hard not to be excited with the concept of emotions sitting in a war-like room planning and plotting the reactions of the person they're controlling. The trailer doesn't reveal much, but this might be the next cuddly phenomenon after Big Hero 6's Baymax - or until The Minions movie comes out.
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful time - going to parties, celebrating with family and friends, going on vacations (which I am jealous of if you are on vacation!). Last year has been a blast, blogging community-wise (though real life was an improvement over 2013). I got to meet new people (and read their fantastic work) who are passionate about movies, and have learned a great amount from them. I also got to accomplish some movie-related goals, like the Blind Spot series (my list for 2015 is up!), and participate in different kinds of blogathons that are both fun and challenging at the same time.