I’ve been waiting to see this movie for what feels like forever. I actually won a comp from the distributors but never managed to make it to the cinema because of exams and work and stuff like that. I had no idea what to expect, i knew it was a documentary. I have to admit this was the third movie of a 12 hour plane trip so my memory is a little hazy but it seemed to be just really good. It built up tension, there’s all this talk of this big thing that everybody knows and their reactions to finding out. I think because the topic was so personal, the people being interviewed were more open and forthcoming.
I’ve only just started really watching Woody Allen’s films, the first one i think i saw was Midnight in Paris, so when on a plane and i saw this was an option i figured that i should probably watch it. I liked it a lot, and usually i love Diane Keaton, so i can’t believe that i didn’t notice it was her!! The only other time i can remember that happening is when i didn’t realise Jane Fonda was Jane Fonda in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. Anyway, the movie was sweet.
Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
This is on TV right now and while i’m not sure what’s going on, it has nice opera and this babe doing some absolutely brilliant angry ballet.
So i got a little obsessed waiting for this movie to come out (we got it in august) and watched Pretty Wild and read the book by Nancy Jo Sales. I loved this movie, it was perfect, there were direct quotes scattered throughout and Leslie Mann played Alexis’ mum perfectly i just couldn’t believe how good she was. The only think that irked me was the whitewashing of the peripheral members of the group, i mean they used relatively unknown actors anyway so why were they all white? Aside from that it was great, everyone was a babe.
This was nice, but oh my gosh my mother complained about the ending all through dinner afterwards! Cate Blanchett was, as always, the ultimate australian babe.
This movie was just a bit blah. I don’t know what i was expecting, i went with my dad who remembered 10 minutes in that he’d gone to see it when he was in canada and ended up walking out. I mean there were some funny bits but there was also a rape joke so… overall the only plus is that Emma Watson is a babe (but you all already knew that).
I thought i was going to like this because art history was practically the only thing i liked about my 6 months as a design student. It really fell short for me, I’m not sure if it was the characters, all a bit too odd, but really the ending really threw me. Afterwards i just felt stupid for not figuring it out, there aren’t many movies i walk away from not liking. The Best Offer managed to leave me feeling both nauseous, sad and just all around confused. I think it was popular enough to make me feel disappointed, the small cinema i saw it in was full of middle aged Melbournites. I just wonder whether anybody else felt the same, but there’s this weird sense of patriotism when it comes to australian actors so it feels almost wrong to be writing this saying i didn’t like it. Like i’m somehow betraying australian cinema, whatever i just wish i had never seen it.
PERFECT LEVEL OF SCARY FOR HALLOWEEN. THIS MOVIE WAS SO TENSE.
I don’t really have high standards when it comes to scifi action films, but this seemed particularly well made. The only thing iffy was that Matt Damon was supposed to be mexican, or just the only white person in his orphanage/neighbourhood also being the only one who had a stable job/was not a criminal so that portrayal was not the greatest.
This was a bit confusing but ultimately very cute, lot’s of awkward moments among men.