Saturday, March 29, 2014

Movie: Gravity

Sandra and George in outer space.  That right there was enough to get my interest.
When I first starting seeing trailers for the movie I was very unsure about it. First thing that worried me was the end. I was not sure if it was going to be yet another studio movie were they pull rabbits out of hats to make everything just right in the end or if it would be one of those movies were they throw the most unbelievable things at you just to get you invested in the story with cheep tricks ( Yes, James Cameron I'm talking about you).
This movie might have been like the later had it not been for Sandra. Her real, raw, and unquestionably human performance took this movie to new levels.  all by herself she kept us on the edge of our seats. We clung to every word that she spoke and hung onto her every movement. She held us spell bound.  Also it just goes to show all of us that woman can carry a movie - a blockbuster. That sex or gender has nothing to do with how well someone can tell a story or how much money a film will make.
None of this is to say that the crew did not do an unbelievable job. Because boy did everyone who worked on this film hit it out of the park. Sandra was only as good as she was because everyone raised her to that level. Every single name on the credits of this film should have high praise. They must have worked their butts off to get it to where it is today.
Someone else I would like to call out on the their fine work was the score. It was so prefect for this film. There is that now famous song that plays at the end of the film that just takes my breath away every time. If you have seen the film you know the one I am talking about.
One last thing that I love about this film is how it never once cuts down to nasa. It never breaks that feeling of being alone in space. It lets us feel and ride with Dr.Ryan Stone through all of this.
Over all it does have it's mistakes but to do what it did as well as it did was an impossible change. Sandra gave one of the greatest film performance that has ever graced the silver screen.

PG - 13
Stars: * * * * 4.5     LEVEL: RED SHOE

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Movie: No Reservations

There are some movies out there that just touch us and make us feel at home. This is one of those movies for me. From the opening scene to every last credit.
This not some great breath taking film but for a Rom-Com it's right up there with You've Got Mail and many of the greats from the past in my book.
The story has just the right amount of sadness and hope. The cast nails it. They have a natural flow and keep the story alive even in the smallest part.
For me I think that what I love about the film is that it shows us that life is short and not easy but if we find the right people to go through it with we have a recipe for happiness.
Over all I think that this is one of the best Rom-Coms you can get your hands on. Not a film for everyone but what Rom-Com is?

( PG)
Stars: * * * * 4.0

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Movie:Star Trek ( New one)

 So I went to see this movie as I was reading twilight saga: new Moon and  i wanted to see some  good sci-fi. for me sci-fi when done right is the best.  Has everything that a story should have no other genre gives us the chance to teach and tell great stories like sci-fi does in a sci-fi you can have a love story and a war and some how it will all work together. and I am not talking about star wars as fun as it is , does nothing to teach us about the way of life and love.and I thought that this would be like that. but this was nothing like that. yes it was fun and light but it was full of life and love to. it showed us friendship can be found in very one. it had a bad guy who was bad, but not because he was bad to be bad he was bad because he had lost everything he loved and was hurting. and I have to say I loved  this movie. it had everything I was wishing it would have and it was done very well. and I have to say that the CGI in this worked really well and I felt it was not just for show that it was there to help the story. and it did. also the cast was great. I liked it over all better in someways then the first cast. also I thought that the story was awesome. what a way to bring the past back and what away to get people of all ages to love the movie. I knew a lot of older people who went to see this ready to hate it until they saw it, after that they loved it. and I my self can not wait to the next one.

Fun Fact: The trail for this movie is was most viewed trailer they day it came out of all time!
 Stars:* * * *  4.7
( PG-13)
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