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:
The movie with great promotional stills, Blue Valentine tells the story of a couple and the blossom and destruction of their relationship. Michelle Williams was at her wounded wife phase (she was playing a broken character dressed in marital clothing, and this choice was pretty evident in her movie choices that time), but still manages to bring life to her character. Same goes for Ryan Gosling; they did have chemistry in the movie, a chemistry that seems fated to die and burn, sadly.
Moulin Rouge is my favorite musical of all time. The whole production was very grandiose and seemed fitting to the setting. Within the singing and the dancing of the characters are two lovers that are fighting to be together despite the world they lived in.
A movie I didn’t think I would enjoy, RED seems like the counterpart of The Expendables franchise in which retired agents come out from retirement when their lives get threatened due to a secret mission they had years ago. This was actually a fun movie. I can’t say the same about the sequel, but I liked this movie, though all of my favorite parts involved Helen Mirren.