Birdman

One of the films that stays with you a few hours after leaving the theatre. And a few hours later, I found myself thinking of this is a film an every man would enjoy, and sadly I don’t think so. This film is made for film/theatre/tv people as it focuses on what it is like not so much on working in the industry, but trying to show your work and make sure it matters. As a person who studies film, and is a control freak, who as the main character, has written, directed and starred in their work, and who has tried to execute it to the best of my competence and time, I can see how overprotective an artist gets over their work, sometimes and not so uncommonly, to the point of insanity. I wanted it to win a Golden Globe for best picture, at least the Oscars Academy shared my views. Was Emma Stone’s performance worthy of the Golden Globe and Oscar nominations?

10/10

Cake

A very relatable character in a not so special movie. Don’t read the imdb page, as the critics have given it a 49/100, which, according to the fact that half of mediocre horror films have more is a misunderstanding, and why you should never judge a film by some critic’s review. Watch it yourself, what do you have to lose, besides 1.5h? I have missed seeing Felicity Huffman in films. After Transamerica her carreer should have been taken to a new level. Good thing, she has a new show coming up next week. Is it Jen’s best performance and was it worth a Golden Globe nomination? Wouldn’t it be better if let’s say Marion Cotillard for it? Or Hilary Swank for It’s not you? Was the short Britt Robertson’s character trying to make it as an actress storyline really nececary? Shouldn’t Jen’s character kill herself at the end? Don’t you think it would be better if she never got kicked out of the therapy. Shouldn’t William H Macy had a bigger part than getting beaten by the main character. It had a lot of potential, but did not reveal half of it.

6.5/10

Paddington

The first I heard of this film was when I was in a British cinema sometime in October. I thought the idea of there finally being a Paddington bear film was a 10, and even though it’s impossible not to get emotional at the end of the kids film, this one lacked a lot. It was good for an animation, but not off the charts. Even seeing Hugh Boneville in the dress did not make me laugh as much as it should. And as much as I get the books, people being okay with a bear walking around, seemed at least strange.

6/10

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, not so good very bad say

I haven’t read the book, and for someone who has been obsessed with everything Australian, they crossed the world to live there, embarassing does not begin to cover it. Nothing more awkward when the only Aussie in the class does not get to do a presentation on Australia and the kid who gets it, mistakes Australia for Austria. The funniest part was Kerris Dorsey’s character drinking the cough syrup and getting high on it, ans Steve Carrel telling her to stop drinking it. This scene was very me. Did the mini van missing a door remind you of another Steve Carrell film? Miss Sunshine that is. Also, why does every single teen film right now has Bella Thorne in it? I would kill for someone to throw an Aussie themed birthday party for me.

6/10

The Gambler

I expected it to be much worse, and at the beginning it really was. It should have had more Jessica Lange, but overal, I liked it.

6.5/10

Adult world

Very nicely surprised with this one. A young writer stuck in the job she hates trying to start her writing carreer? Sounds too close to home. What’s even better her carreer started off just at the place she was forced to work in. Fourth favorite Emma Roberts film after It’s Kind of a Funny story, the Art of Getting By and Wild Child.

And this quotation I sent to my fellow writer friend the minute I finished waching the film, will go to the widgets when I renovate the site tomorrow.

‘You don’t suck, Amy. You don’t anything yet. That’s the point. You might be a great writer. Someday. I don’t know. You haven’t even lived yet. Go to jail, you know? Become a nun. Right now you’re just a suckling, little piglet. Just go out and live your life and get your heart broken.’

7.5/10

The Notebook

One of those girly films girls watch. I wish we didn’t know a grown up version of him was reading to her, I wish we saw them at the very end, this way it would bring some sort of shock and make the film that much better. I haven’t read the book, but I one or two great scenes, the lunapark scene when he jumps on the spinning wheel or my personal favorite, when they lay on the street? I wish I was that kind of person who jumps up and down on these kind of sories, but for some reason romance films aren’t for me.

5.5/10

The Best of Me

Like I said, I’m not a big fan of romances, but this one was missing something. I see all the mirrors to The Notebook, and I like the 20 year gap. Her son getting his heart was the most predictable thing I’ve seen in months. And how did he turned out to be brain dead if he got shot in his collarbone? I enjoyed the flashbacks and hated the present. I liked Liana in this, but the film was reaching and it never did. I doubt any of her films will ever be as good as Trust. Trust is a masterpiece.

3/10

Dear John

And I thought The Best of Me was cliche and predictable, this one was forcing the happy aural on a potentially sad story. Again, I haven’t read the book, but I bet it was easier to read it then watch. It was so bad it ached me to watch it. The very only scene I liked was when she jumped on him at the airport, that’s it. The bond they used to share by writing was great too, but I did not see that affection during those two weeks they spent together.

1/10

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