Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

The much anticipated movie of this season. Based on the best seller trilogy, The Hunger Games broke records on its opening weekend in USA. I didn’t know about the books, since I haven’t been in a book store for a very long time! But when I saw the movie buzz on TV and online I was slightly curious to read the books and had them in my Amazon cart. After seeing the movie, I will definitely BUY it!!

The movie was AMAZING! Very intense and entertaining! It was slow at first, but then when I get the hang of the story line and setting; it was just a rush of thrilling scenes. I can see there’s a lot of details we need to know are in the book, that’s why I’m excited to be a new fan of this trilogy!!
I liked the concept of the movie, survival of the fittest and all. It’s amazing how people act when they face death! Their true nature appears and it’s sometimes predictable, but can also be shocking. The movie was slightly slow like I said, but it made me believe the game was happening for real. The movie was more drama than action, but in a good way!
I don’t want to talk about the plot a lot, but the main idea is get kids from different districts (the movie is set in a different world), throw them in a forest and let them kill each other; only one can survive. This concept is kinda old, but what I liked is how the writer made a TV show around it. It’s just a reflection of today’s world, on how to survive based on rating and people’s love. True, no one is killing each other in reality shows (even though most of the time they try) it’s just the same concept; let everyone fight and back stab each other for people’s entertainment.
A line I liked that was said in the movie was, “I don’t wanna lose myself in this game”. It says a lot!
There were signs in the last couple of scenes of the movie about part too, and I searched for it, so “Catching Fire” will be released in 2013!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
The movie is fun and you should go and cheer for your favorite in Hunger Games ;)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Movie Review: The Iron Lady

The story of the only female Prime Minister in Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher and the rule that gave Meyrl Streep her third Oscar!
I love it!! It’s a story we all need to learn. In this movie we meet Margaret (Meyrl Streep) in her late years, and through her memories, we have a taste who she was; an interesting and intriguing taste that makes us want to know more about her intimate life and how she changed the history of Great Britain and how she became ‘The Iron Lady’.
The young generations in these days need a strong role model to inspire them and this is a great movie to be inspired by. One of the lines I loved in this movie was when Margaret said, “One’s life must matter.” A lot can be taken from this line. In these days even in small matters we need to stop being talkers (mostly, whiners) and start to become doers!! It wasn’t easy to be the only female Prime Minister in the country’s history, but Margaret Thatcher exceeded expectations, because she ‘Do’.
I’m totally curious now to know more about Margaret and after I write this review I will try and do some research on her.
To move away from the story line and to talk more about the making of the movie, I feel it will definitely become a Classic! Meyrl Streep was nothing, but perfect in her role and really looked the part. She was completely transformed. No wonder the movie received another Oscar for Best Makeup. It was flawless.  
What I loved as well in this movie (and most biography based movies, I think) is how they show us the human sides of these characters. What I mean is, in this movie we have a sense of her personal relationships with her husband, children and those who were around her; something we can’t read in Wikipedia.
Also, they say the success of a movie is in the details and in ‘The Iron Lady’ we can see a close attention to details in the way the camera moved with Meyrl to capture every small movement Margaret did; from the close ups to her shoes as she walked through the crowds of men, the accessories on her hand as she tapped military charts to the tucking of her handbag under her chair in the Parliament.
The movie was just brilliant!!! And yes, it’s a Classic!!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Movie Review: John Carter

I wanna move to MARS!!
Disney made a movie about a John Carter; a soldier from the civil war in the nineteen century. He was the normal bitter faithless soldier we find in movies, but the fun part is, he magically transported to MARS!! I so want that to happen to me!!
So in Mars, many things happen. He’ll meet new creatures and different tribes. It was so exciting to watch his journey. Even though there is a lot of Disney clich├ęs within the dialogue and plot, it’s a refreshing and thrilling adventure. I wanna express more, but I don’t wanna spoil it :p. I’m so happy it had Romaaaance!!
 The movie didn’t have huge explosive special effects, but it was fun to see how all the flying ships worked on solar energy. I mean if this movie was made in the 70s or 80s, the filmmakers will choose a complete different method.
The only critic I have for this movie was that I felt bored in couple of scenes, so this is my advice: wait for it!! It’ll get exciting soon!!
The movie will not be as big as Star Wars or even Prince of Persia. It didn’t have that much of amazing details, but it’s worth going to the cinema to watch it.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

Hehehehehe this is a funny movie!!! If you're bored and looking for a movie to zombie out in front of the TV and just relax, this is a good movie to watch! It made me chuckle and lifted up my mood :D
I always thought Charlie Day is super funny since I first saw him in “It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia” hehehe. He was soo cute when he said "I always dreamed to become a husband". Jennifer Aniston was good as the evil character.

The story mainly is 3 friends who have horrible bosses (daah) then they decide to kill them and with that their funny journey begins :p.
I recommend this movie to anyone who's bored and want to laugh.
Caution: You might not like this movie, since some people thought it was lame.

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Movie Review: Blitz

The English movie about a psycho who kills only cops, with Jason Statham staring it. I love Jason's movies; they're always full with action and most of them has fun actiony plot.
This movie was a slight of disappointment. Even though it was an hour and a half long, it felt a lot longer. It was interesting at first because you get filled with anticipation on what will happen next, but then the plot becomes so predictable. You know who the killer is and you know what'll happen next and the end was so lame.
It was good to kill time, but I'm happy I didn't go to the theater to watch it.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Help

To stand for what you believe in or try and make a change is never an easy job, but courage must be found in honor to have a better life. All of us have the right to feel free; the right to feel important. This is the main idea of the movie, "The Help" as it talks about the unknown lives of African American maids in the 50s, who struggle daily in order to support their families. I heard so many good reviews on this movie and I was so thrilled to get the DVD, however I never thought it would touch my soul. 
It's difficult to find the strength within jato stand up to something that already a huge part of outlives and in this movie we see Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) tell their stories and by only talking about their problem they managed to gain a huge part of their freedom.
Even though the story is set in the 50, I know this subject touches each one of us; no matter the age, the race or religion. We may look different,but deep down we all have the same problems.
I can talk about the setting, the customs or the cinematography about this movie, which is really beautiful and amazing, but the story, to me, is more important, especially in this movie. We saw how not only the maids were trapped in their lives, but also Celia Foote (Jessica Chastain), the little kids and even Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) , who you feel sorry for, even though you hate her, but imagine how tiring it is to be her. 
The movie made me tear up so many times and I couldn't stop the tears from falling in the end.
Octavia Spencer won the best supporting actress scar for this movie and i was happy for her but if I knew she won after watching the movie I'd be even happier. The rest of the cast were as brilliant, Viola Davis was the reason I cried half of the times and I never thought Emma Stone could pull this kind of roles; she was brilliant. I loved the character of Celia Foote too.

It's truly a must see movie!!! It's full with heart, soul and genius performances.
P.S: It was based on a best seller novel by the same name.

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