Life of Pi (2012)
I think this is the first film I’ve watched since The Hobbit in Dec O_O
And I didn’t even want to watch it in a cinema. The digital has pretty much ruined my cinema experience and I’d much rather watch the slightly crappier quality from the comfort of my living room. I have a feeling that from now on I will only go to the cinema for something big or when I have nothing better to do. Sad sad sad..
Aaanyway I was quite scared this was gonna be all these fancy pants special effects to make the 3D super awesome (which it might have?) and not much of an interesting story but I wasn’t bored at all! Wowowow! It turned out to be really good and oh my god was I jumping on my sofa when the ship was going down or when this or that was jumping at the main character. Very very exciting! Yea I guess I do enjoy watching films after all.. Still.. But I already know it will be hard to find the time as soon as uni starts again. This masters is nothing like what I’ve experienced before..
But Life of Pi was great, loved the cute young boy, the special effects, the story, it was all good.
Hey ho I actually really liked this! Even though we watched it at midnight and I had had a long long day. day day day. repeat repeat repeat.
im not a Bond fan. embarrassing but apart from the last 3 i havent even seen the other films properly. im not too bothered though so i won’t go out of my way to watch them either i guess..
Casino Royal was great but maybe i just spent most of the film swooning over Eva Green? I hated Quantum of Solace and i didn’t even see a quarter of it cuz i fell asleep oh well.
so i kind of went to see it with a huge “meh” feeling but was positively surprised. Javier Bardem, the crazy motherfcker, stole the show imho. or was that just cuz all his hair was bleached white? cuz anything albino is creepy heh.
well mostly i liked it cuz even though it was ridiculously long (for a film that starts at midnight!) i never felt bored or sleepy.
it had some stupid bits in it and i would have loved to see more dominant female characters plus there wasn’t anything that memorable or original in the chase/action sequences.. but overall it left me with a good feeling. and the song is soooo awesome!
ps - funny how i watched the last Bond also at Odeon. and it seems like yesterday we had a preview showing of some mysterious film “21” in our CCP intra system. oh dear, measuring time by the film release schedule…
Boy A (2007)
got this from Kadri in April but only watched it on Sept 10th.
it was good. i think. loads of mixed emotions. which i guess it was supposed to arise. who do i feel for? the public? the child-criminal? i read a lot about the actual case that this was based on (or not? definitely similar stuff) and i still don’t know. punishment or second chances? who decides? when is someone responsible? who is responsible? deep deep questions..
all that aside, i thought it was funny how terribly not good looking Andrew Garfield was in this. lol hello superficiality!
i guess i would recommend it but it wasn’t easy to watch. just before or after watching this, i also stumbled upon the last part of Boys Don’t Cry on tv and that was even more violent, depressing and cruel. bhhh.. entertainment not being so entertaining..
Anna Karenina (2012)
i never realised that it was directed theatrically so that was a surprise (sometimes I’m retarded like that and don’t watch all the trailers), took a bit of time to get used to but it was quite easy.
again, film full of beautiful people so i was prone to like it from the start. i don’t remember if i actually read the whole book but i did read at least bits of it and i knew the story. people i know here, hadn’t really heard anything about it previously which is slightly weird imho but ok..
Kiera Knightley was as gorgeous as ever and this time DIDN’T speak with a horrible russian accent (*coughdangerousmethodcough*). Aaron TAYLOR-Johnson was a handsome young soldier even with the funny moustache and my heart is breaking for Jude Law who was supposed to be the old and ugly bore of a husband (it’s Jude Law goddamnit!). also an aw-bless to ATJ for playing the young heartthrob who dismisses all the young girls gushing over him and chooses the older lady with a child and a husband.
the film was long and detailed and was oh so beautiful from the visual aspect. they were also really clever with the set production, so the film had a really amazing and smooth flow from shot to shot.
i also really like the story and it really got me. i would have loved to have watched it again but unfortunately it was quite unpopular and i tore the print down yesterday..
ooh i absolutely loved this one! didn’t realise it was an 18 until afterwards when it all made sense.
it was bloody (but not Saw and Final Destination bloody, really creepy and sickening bloody), and cruel and emotional. i really cared for the characters (except for Shia LaBeouf, one does not simply care for Shia LaBeouf anymore). Tom Hardy was a badass mofo as he usually is, but my favourite was the limpy younger brother cuz he was just too cute and clever. Guy Pearce gave me shivers every time he was on screen, really well acted!
i wholeheartedly recommend!
I liked it even though I have to shamefully admit that I slept for about 10 minutes of it but I had had a really long and busy day (bhhh I hate this stupid habit so much.. When I just physically can’t keep my eyes open.. Oh well)
It was often gooey and gross in a very cool and awesome kinda way. I loved the cast except for Idris Elba who annoys me for some reason in everything (haven’t watched Wire, so don’t know about that).
Had a fun time at the screening with Splash and bf and my Bounty milkshake hehehe.
And I absolutely loved the ending! Even though the whole film just made you have more and more questions (classic Lost writers’ move I guess).
After the showing a couple of Marlon’s friends (nephews even?) stayed around and we were discussing it. But the first thing the crazy religious loonies would say about Sir Ridley Scott’s film was “I AIN’T COME FROM NO ALIENS YO!”. Bhhhhhhhh… Cuz yea, as it’s stated it was a documentary and the whole truth about everything. I get so frustrated I don’t even say anything anymore.. I have more intelligence in my shoe laces.. /rant
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV series)
Probably just the greatest comedy series ever made nbd.. It’s ridiculous how much they can make you laugh, these Bret and Jemaine. Why oh why are they not touring at the moment nooooo I can’t even omgomg…
One who hasn’t watched this, has not lived. Period.
Silent House (2011)
I the first 5 minutes all I could think was “oh come on, I’m really staring to hate this handheld camera gimmick!”. But then I realised that hey, they never cut the scene and the camera just flows along with the characters and action and I thought that it was quite awesome. Obviously not actually just one shot but it fit together really well. Amazing how well they planned and mapped it, so yea big ups for that (never noticed one reel change heh..).
The film was also really intense and I was freaking out and biting my nails for the most of it. The ending was a bit of a let down imho. Was expecting a bad horror but got a thrilling drama instead. Not bad. Don’t understand the 5.4 on imdb tbh..
We Bought A Zoo (2011)
Even though I watched it with only half of concentration, I really liked it. It was sweet and positive and cute and funny. With loads of cuddly animals. Very uplifting and heart warming. I was stupid to miss it in the cinemas but at least I saw it now.
Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Thoroughly enjoyable hahaha! Insane film, how the hell did anyone even think of it?! It was fun to watch, went quickly and scared me just enough.
Lesson of the day: smoke weed so they can’t brainwash you and murder you in the most gory way.
Titanic 3D (1997)
Yea, I’m a big fat romantic girly girl and I think it’s a beauuuutiful film and I love watching it every time it’s on *iregretnothingchicken*
Tbh I’ve always felt more sorry for the minor characters (like the old couple kissing in the bed, the captain, the little kids with their mom etc) than Jack and Rose, but oh well..
Didn’t really notice the 3D, only in some scenes. But yea, it was cool to watch it on the big screen, I never did when it was out originally (I was only 11) and I’ve seen it just from the tv.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Love Aardman anyway, so without any surprise loved this one as well. All the usual goodness: heartwarming story, clever jokes and the most wonderful character designs! Hah, an albino pirate! A girl pirate with fake beard! Polly the dodo! Oh so brilliant! Didn’t care much for the 3D, didn’t give it anything extra.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
I did however like this heh. Never watched the first one and only heard bad things about it so I didn’t expect much. But it was quite cool. Retarded as well but still. The best bit was the Cracken joke from Bill Nighy which I appreciated. Lalala can’t remember much else.
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Watched it ages ago. Didn’t want to at all bit I ended up liking it hmm.. Julia Roberts was hilarious and I laughed quite a bit. Plus it was pleasing to the eye. Has such a bad score on imdb though.. Liked the Bollywood-like song and dance number in the end as well hehe.
21 Jump Street (2012)
I wasn’t interested at all and I really hate Jonah Hill’s face (probably have mentioned it before) but oh my was this awesome! From the very beginning with the Eminem music till the crazy-ass credits. And Jonah Hill didn’t actually bother me so much, he was in fact funny. The film itself was hilarious, so ironic and sarcastic, so clever and quick-witted. Johnny’s cameo couldn’t have been done better, so yea JH, respect for the writing and all that jazz.
This was like the best thing since Superbad and that came out aaaaages ago. Definitely a source of out-of-the-cinema jokes.