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Well, thank Christ we went to see this movie in the ‘Gold Class’ luxury cinema, because the recliner seats made for a comfortable place to sleep.
This snail-paced sequel highlights the reason why sequels to blockbuster originals should not be done.
Admittedly, I haven’t seen the first Blade Runner film from start to finish in one sitting, but I’ve seen basically all of it if you puzzle together all of my attempts… Continue reading
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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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Wow! I was so looking forward to seeing this and boy was it worth the wait!
It certainly reminded me of Public Enemies (Featuring Johnny Depp) for obvious reasons; both based on a true story, both take part in the forties involving Los Angeles Gangsters. However, the stories are clearly different.
A very appropriate choice of lighting (or lack of) on the director’s behalf which made the feel of the movie accurate. It was rough and dangerous, yet still attractive. I am sure that the amount of people who smoked in that era was not exaggerated in the movie, too. Every interior scene was smoky… Continue reading
Tagged 2013, awesome, connie, emma stone, film, film review, freak, Ganster Squad, lapd, movie, music, nz, review, Ryan Gosling
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If you haven’t watched this movie, it is basically about a wealthy girl, Allison (McAdams), who fell in love with a poor country boy, Noah (Gosling), whom her parents did not approve of. She was taken away and after a few years was engaged to marry a more ‘appropriate’ man of wealth and status… That is until Noah comes back into the picture which forces Allison to choose between a respectable, kind young wealthy man or a free spirited, kind young poor man.
As I have mentioned many times in previous posts, romance is not my cup of tea. I don’t enjoy the predictability of them, the smooching, the overly-perfect and much-too-good-looking characters, as well as the either typically happily ever after or tragic endings. Or the mamsy-pamsy emotional blubbering characters who through the fog of their infatuation… Continue reading
Tagged 1940, connie, film, film review, freak, moulin rouge!, movie, nz, rachel mcadams, review, romance, Ryan Gosling, the notebook