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If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s about two women who needed a break from their respective husband and boyfriend, and took a weekend away. Except, after getting caught up in a major kerfuffle, the women find themselves on the run from the law. They have never experienced such freedom, and use the lack of rules to their advantage by going on a crime spree. But, they do take moral responsibility for everything they do. They are able to fully explore who they are without the moulding of a man in their lives. Continue reading
Tagged 1991, brad pitt, comedy, geena davis, jodie, louise, review, ridley scott, susan sarandon, thelma, thelma & louise, tragedy
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An inspirational fable to say the least. I have been waiting for a movie like this for a long time.
“Having a Walter Mitty moment”, you’ve probably heard the phrase. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty explores the ‘what if’ situations in life.
It is sort of similar to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, because it is the story of a man’s dreams and epic adventures.
Coincidently, there is a hilarious reference to Benjamin Button in the movie.
Everybody can relate to Walter Mitty. Dreamers, travellers, photographers, bored office workers… Anybody who fantasises about running away or doing something crazy… Continue reading
Tagged 2014, ben stiller, daydreamer, film, iceland, jodie, movie, music, nzfilmfreak, review, story, the secret life of walter mitty, travel
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I bought this DVD as a bit of a whim. After stumbling across the trailer on YouTube I thought that the look of the whole film resembled the circus scenes in Big Fish.
It is the story of the dark side of the circus during the early 1930s, with a forbidden love story between Jacob (Robert Pattinson) and Marlena (Reece Witherspoon) intertwined. Jacob runs away with the circus and poses as a certified vet to continue travelling with them, but discovers that there’s much more to performing that the magic the audience sees.
On the way, he experiences the control and under handed acts that go on in order to keep the circus from failing during the depression. Staff would go missing in the night if the boss and husband of Marlena, August (Christoph Waltz), was unable to pay… Continue reading
Tagged 2011, 2013, awesome, christoph waltz, connie, drama, fantasy, film, film freak, film review, filmfreak, freak, movie, nz, reece witherspoon, reese witherspoon, review, robert pattinson, romance, water for elephants
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Based in the early seventies, this film follows the lives of three boys in their early twenties whose lives consist of “boozing”, partying and “getting birds”. However, after one of the boys, Freddie (Christian Cook), meets an old friend, Julie (Felicity Jones) who is bursting to leave town and travel the world, he decides that he wants more in life too.
They both realise that they are both being held back by conservative parents and living in the regimented town of Cemetery Junction… Continue reading
Tagged 2010, 2013, awesome, bowie, cemetery junction, connie, elton john, film, film review, freak, movie, music, nz, review, ricky gervais, seventies, sixties, song, stephen merchant
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A mysterious and magical fable-like tale about an eccentric, colourful and embracing chocolatier named Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) and how she brightened up a deeply rooted traditional French village. Her provocative clothing, illegitimate child and outspoken values made her unwanted in the village, being cast as an evil influence. Depite this, her Chocolaterie brings hope and perspective to the guilty customers. Amongst this, there is a compelling love interest between Vianne and a free-spirited Irish traveller Roux (Johnny Depp).
I love the lead actress, , but I do wonder if they chose her because Marion Cotillard was unavailable. In any case, they are two gorgeously elegant French women with an enormous amount of talent.
This film is about depriving ourselves of things for the purpose of discipline, particularly of religion or society… Continue reading
Tagged awesome, chocolat, connie, film, film review, france, freak, johnny depp, movie, music, nz, review, song, vianne
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At face value, this may seem like just another shallow idea with a typical love story. But this is far from it.
It’s an incredible story that has a very serious undertone, indeed. It is actually documenting the effects of the start of the financial downfall that we are now experiencing globally.
The movie is not told from the perspective of an employee being let go and the inevitable family and financial problems that would accompany it, but from the point of view of the man that is hired by the boss to tell their employers they no longer have a job.
This is a song that a man named Kevin Renick wrote after losing his job. He sent it to Jason Reitman after hearing about the film and the song is played on the credits. Shows how real this film is, I think… Continue reading
Tagged 2009, anna kendrick, film, film review, george clooney, jason reitman, jk simmons, juno, kevin renick, movie, nz, review, up in the air