Where the wild things are Trailer
The much anticipated release has arrived! Though my opinion my contradict my fellow reviewers. I found this film to be a must see for children of all ages. We have all read Maurice Sendak’s classic book. Now with the creative genius of Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers. The book now has been brought to life. Although purist may find the film not so palatable. The film does provide a darker, melancholy feel. And at times lifts you up with its child-like games. I recommend seeing this film. The screenplay is brilliantly written. The direction is spot on. So, put aside the book. And enjoy the film for what it is. A film filled with imagination! I say F-YA to this film!
Archive for October, 2009
Observe and Report Trailer
A Bi-polar mall cop. Enough said! Is it me or is Seth Rogen the new Adam Sandler? No matter how far fetched the movie seems. Seth can sell it. The stellar supporting cast adds some great comedy spice. From Ray Liotta and his hard nose detective role. To Anna Faris and her slutty cosmetic hustler role. You will find yourself rooting for the over the top mall cop. If you have time. Rent this film. Clocking in at 1 hour and 21 minutes. The film will fly by with each passing laugh! F-YA, because Bi-polar and racial profiling can be funny!
Couples retreat Trailer
“Swingers” no more! No longer that slightly hip and out of touch duo. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau are now married and tackling the issues of commitment. No! This not a sequel to that fore mentioned classic. It is however a funny look at married life. Brought on by a “power point” presentation. A couple deciding on the possibility of a divorce. Convinces their friends to partake in a couples retreat. A honeymoon with therapy. The movie is laugh out loud funny. But at times a bit slow. However, I still give this film a F-YA! Favreau can’t seem to do wrong now! Perhaps the F will stand for Favreau. This review only. Of Course!
Lars and the Real Girl Trailer
This fresh and at times uncomfortable take on coping with a loss. Is worth every uneasy scene. This Academy award nominee for best screenplay. Leaves you wondering who actually won that year. Lars is a quiet, withdrawn man. He resides in his family’s garage. His only interaction with the outside world. Is via church and work. Until he orders himself a “Real Doll”. At first the community is taken back by such an awkward act. But, the community begins to see the reasoning behind it. And embraces the idea. This film is brilliantly written. Ryan Gosling knocks this out of the park. As uncomfortable it is at the beginning. The end will leave with no doubt as to why you watched it. I give this a F-YA!
Whip It Trailer
Ellen Page plays a girl who is bored with her small town, beauty pageant life and everything changes for her the day she finds a flier for roller derby. This film had an awesome cast and everyone did a really great job but it came up little bit short of my expectations. Drew Barrymore is a good actress, but I think this film would have been better with a different director. The music selection was not great and the editing could have been better. There is a really cool underwater scene and I liked the story line. Overall, I did like this film and it is worth seeing in the theatre, so I will give it an F-YA.
The Brothers Bloom Trailer
I know we have seen every caper film. We can predict every ending. Face it folks! We know the formula. However, this smart, witty film about two brothers and their amazing cons. Gives you a fresh look at this genre. You are taken on a ride by these two con men and their trusty partner. Silent partner that is. Their mark this time is an heiress with nothing but time and money on her hands. This film has you guessing, but never leaving you confident in your guess. I recommend this film. I wish films like this would get more recognition. So, do yourself a favor and rent it. Kid safe too! A F-YA I will give!