Saturday, December 7, 2013
What an enjoyable and delightful little film, how good is our Toni Collette? I love an easy to watch, entertaining, well acted piece and that is exactly what "Enough Said" is. I enjoyed this one so much. The entire cast including the late great James Gandolfini (The Soprano's royalty), Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ben Falcone as Dame Toni Collette's husband.
It is a smart and at times funny look at our second chances at relationships as we move through our forties and after our failed first marriages.
Let's take a look at the trailer:
Ok so how does it rate? Let's say this was a perfect film to distract one from everyone's vile Christmas cheer (or lack of), 4 nearly Christmas stars on top of a Christmas tree.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Mega star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and one of those Hemsworth boys leads a monster cast into the sequel of the mega famous book trilogy and had big hype behind it due to the massive success of the first film.
The action sequences, the lead up to the Hunger Games, the fantastic cast (man I am loving Lenny Kravitz in films lately) and the whole cinema experience. This is one of those blockbuster see it at the movies or don't bother. The big screen really helps for these big cinema moments. I loved every minute of the lead up, the Hunger Games themselves and the big cliffhanger at the end. SPOILER ALERT!
So the last book is being cut in half. Part I of Mockingjay is out next November and then Part II and the finale will be out November 2015. WOW what a wait. And I can hardly wait.
The movie is rather long but still it's an easy to follow plot so you can have a wee drift off moment every now and then and still follow Katniss and Peeta around the Games.
All in all I enjoyed this film and for a teen book to movie it is well above and beyond the Twilight Saga, 3.75 Stars.
Here is the trailer if you haven't seen it:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
It's no secret I LOVE Chloe Grace Moretz (AKA Hit Girl in the Kick Ass films) and Julianne Moore and I did recently see the musical version of this film, so it was always gonna happen that this weekend I would get amongst seeing this interesting and well done remake.
Let's take a look at what your in for:
Carrie is an interesting look at how cruel people can be at school and how revenge can sometimes be a bitch.
I totally enjoyed this film, it builds up to the main BIG scene and this does not disappoint. I also liked that they didn't turn up the gore too much and Chloe does well when all hell breaks loose in the school hall.
Carrie I had high expectations and I enjoyed it every bit that I thought I would. Carrie is a fun cinema experience, 3 Stars.
I love ten year boy humour and what does this film serve up, 10 year old shit and fart humour. Therefore I loved it! Their is one scene at a cafe (and if you have seen the film y'all know where I am headed) which nearly made me cry with tears.
Look a lot of the fun is ruined by the preview but how many comedies in 2013 aren't, so with that said SPOILER ALERT:
So with all that said, this is so not everyones cup of tea (well hell you can't please everyone these days, there is always an unhappy mother fucker in the room) and look some of this is just downright silly and repetitive but what the hell I laughed, I smiled and it was a tight 90 minute effort.
Johnny Knoxville plays this 80 something year old very well and the young Jackson Nicoll is just ace as his grandson.
I rate this a fart and shit worthy 3 stars.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
What can I say Naomi Watts and Robin Wright you cougars you! So I hadn't seen an Australian film in what felt like forever (even though this was a French co production) and tonight was the night. So Adoration what can I say two mothers share their sons in a rather unnatural manner. But hey each to their own. No judgements here, but I will give a star rating, but first up the trailer:
So is this romp any good? Well yes and no, it's way too long and nowhere near enough nudity from young Xavier Samuel. He is really growing on me!
But this really is a film for a rainy day, one you save up if their is nothing else on. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it, it stretched out that little bit too long and left me feeling like this was a little unbelievable.
Adoration: it rates two COUGAR stars. Watch out Courtney loves Cocks your Cougourtown crown is well and truly stolen.