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IT’S SO MAGICAL!
Despite the trailer making me expect Glee meets Grease, I had heard so many rave reviews about La La Land, that I simply had to see it for myself.
I was not disappointed.
A story about a boy and a girl, with grand dreams (already a refreshing storyline in itself). Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, wants to be a jazz musician, playing in his own bar. Emma Stone’s character, Mia, wants to be a successful actress. Two strong-minded people going in different directions, yet refusing to let go of each other… Continue reading
Tagged 2017, city of stars, damien chazelle, emma stone, emma watson, J.K. Simmons, john legend, la la land, Miles Teller, musical, Ryan Gosling
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I’m sure you’ve heard of Whiplash, and referred to it as ‘that drumming film with Juno’s dad in it.’
Or, perhaps you first heard of it when J.K. Simmons won best supporting actor at the Oscars for his role in Whiplash. (Which, OH MY GOD did he deserve. He was… Every teacher I’ve ever feared.)
Although, I reckon everyone should have known Whiplash as ‘that amazing film I went to see yesterday for the second time’. Yet, at least in Auckland’s case, it was barely shown – if at all – in the major cinemas… Continue reading
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I’m basically doing my homework the night before it’s due…
I am very behind with all of this nonsense as the nominees were released on January 15th… and The Oscars are tomorrow. But just in case, like me, these things slip under your radar, I thought I should update you on who is in the running… Continue reading
Tagged academy awards, Alejandro González Iñárritu, American Sniper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bennett Miller, best actor, Best actress, best animated film, best picture, best supporting actor, Best supporting actress, big hero 6, Birdman, Boyhood, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, emma stone, Ethan Hawke, Felicity Jones, Helen Mirren, How to Train Your Dragon 2, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley, Laura Dern, Marion Cotillard, Mark Ruffalo, meryl streep, michael keaton, Morten Tyldum, Patricia Arquette, Quvenzhané Wallis, reese witherspoon, result, results, Richard Linklater, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Selma, Song of the Sea, st. vincent, steve carell, The Boxtrolls, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, the oscars, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Theory of Everything, Wes Anderson, Whiplash, winners
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Holy crap, if you haven’t seen this, you are seriously deprived of life. Likewise, if you saw it and didn’t like it, you are deprived of a sense of humour… Seriously, how can you live with yourself!? You have been shunned.
However, I saw it. Then I saw it again. Then I purchased the DVD with my hard-earned pennies and enjoyed it a whole lot more! Juno is more than just a “comedy drama” as Wikipedia so conservatively stated. It is the hilarious and refreshing story of a typical teenager, Juno McGuff (Ellen Page), and her slight mishap of falling pregnant by the introverted and slightly cheesy Paulie Bleaker (Michael Cera)… Continue reading
Tagged Allison Janney, edgar wright, ellen page, film, J.K. Simmons, Jason Bateman, jason reitman, Jennifer Garner, julia garner, juno, michael cera, review