1.07.2014

A Three-Sentence Movie Review

The reviews continue...aren't you excited?!?


Her

Quite honestly a gut-wrenching script filled with a tremendous amount of dialogue--you'll feel a bit drained after sitting through it. However, this is oh-so-poignant for today's day in age, and therefore, a must-see. And gosh, Joaquin Phoenix is always spectacular, isn't he? 









About Time

A strong beginning (with delightful British humor in the mix), but got a little choppy towards the middle/end. I'm not sure the time travel had enough consequences; or maybe I'm just more of a believer of Donnie Darko's time travel experience. Even still, there are some sweet (sometimes cliche) moments in the film that make you appreciate life; furthermore, there were some amazing shots of London!





Catching Fire

Better than the first Hunger Games. Very gripping from start to finish, especially for someone who hasn't read the books. If you like watching movies about revolutions in dystopian societies, this movie is for you--FIGHT THE POWER!











TiMER

In my Top 10 list and a fantastic commentary on our culture's obsession with marriage and the "ticking clock." Cheeky futuristic fun, but also profound in its overall message. I love movies that think outside the box when it comes to romance. 



















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7 comments:

  1. I really want to see Her. I had read it was one of the best films of 2013. As for Catching Fire, I totally agree. As someone who has read the books, I have to say it was very close to the book, and of course, that's very satisfying for fans. I've had Timer on my Netflix list for ages! Now that I have more insight into it, I'll be sure to watch it soon. I really like your recs. I ended up enjoying High Fidelity. If you're looking for another "out of the box" romance, then you have to watch I Give It A Year (if you haven't seen it already). I went into it with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. I loved it!

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    1. I'm glad you liked High Fidelity! I did watch I Give it a Year. Forgot to review it...haha. That one definitely made me think ;)

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  2. added Timer to my netflix queue! Thanks!

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  3. I want to see Her so badly. And, right, he is always spectacular. *blocking out I'm Still Here*

    I did end up watching Flight. Quite enjoyed it. Much more than I thought I would. :)

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    1. Right? It's almost like...you don't want to enjoy Flight. But somehow it sneakily makes you like it. Gotta be the Denzel thing.

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  4. I really want to see About Time! It was only playing in one seedy-ish cinema here so I'm going to wait for the DVD release, but it's definitely on my list. I haven't read the Hunger Games but I definitely enjoyed the second movie better than the first :)

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