Sunday, September 20, 2009
Love Happens is about a writer, Burk, played by Aaron Eckhart who writes a book on how to cope with losses. While in Seattle he meets a flower shop owner, Eloise, played by Jennifer Aniston. The two quickly form a bond that has it's bumps when the death of Burk's wife is mentioned or whenever they disagree with each other, naturally. If I begin to go into technicalities this film needs major editing. The storyline was at best, mediocre. It played out just like all other usual romantic drama's. The only commendable aspect was the acting of Eckhart and Aniston, as well as Martin Sheen. At parts the story did drag on but the ending seemed a bit rushed. The end is also where we get to see the sincerity of the actors and relate to what they are going through. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This is one of those trailers that doesn't give much away, but what it does tell you is intriguing. As of lately, I have found myself interested in the Coen Brothers. I haven't seen any of their classics from the 90's but I have seen their latest 'Burn After Reading' and enjoyed it to no end. A Serious Man stars a bunch of unknown actors. The main character is a Jewish man that it going through a mid-life crisis type of ordeal. The points and snippets of the trailer that were shown made it seem like this would be like one of their more classic films: a low-budget black comedy with unknown actors. It will be released on October 2nd. Before then there are many other movies that must be seen, but this one will definitely be one that I look forward to most. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tired of her bandleader husband's unfaithfulness, Ann Devereaux (Renée Zellweger) packs her sons Robbie and George into their 1953 Cadillac and hits the road in search of a new man who can make them wealthy. Finding a new relationship is not as easy as Ann thought, however, and as the time and miles roll on, George begins to resent life on the road and his mother's selfishness. When Zellweger is shown on the screen the story is set aside and her acting is what doesn't fail. The witty humor dazzles and takes the lead role of the film. Every one's acting was humble yet confident and relatable to real life. Along the way a plentiful number of actors see their way onto the screen and don't fail to amaze and amuse. Great quality film that humbles you and brings up some essential questions that we seem to set aside. 3 out of 4 stars.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This film is by far one of the most peculiar movies I have ever seen. Though it is clever in some aspects, it didn't entice or get my attention in any way. The length of the movie is perfect because if it were any longer I would have probably fallen asleep. 9 comes with a great message but in order to discover it, one has to look deep, and I mean deep into the story. This was nothing special but the animation was great. Not much dialogue came with the film which probably made it seem worse than it actually was. Very confusing unless you keep your eyes stuck on the screen 100% of the time. 1 and a half out of 4 stars.