Hello again people. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to post any kind of review. So I figured since the world didn’t end today I should stop wasting internet space with a blog that is dead.
Let’s go ahead and start with the movie that has the most oscar buzz directed towards it Lincoln. The premise of this movie is a simple, but strong one. Lincoln centers on the final 4 months of the 16th president’s life. The film begins just after Lincon is re-elected to a second term as president. Lincoln is visiting a battlefield in Virginia (filmed at the Richmond Naional Battlefield) chatting with a few black soliers. A very strong scene to start the film as a white soldier could not recite the full Gettysburg Address, but the black soldier was able to. The main focal point of the movie is finally revealed to be Lincoln’s battle with Congress to pass the 13th amendmandt which of course legally freed the slaves. Daniel Day Lewis is definitely a candidate for best actor as he portrayed Lincoln perfectly in my opinion. Soft spoken at times, and yet strong willed when he needed to be. This movie clearly shows why Abraham Lincoln is viewed by many to be our nations greatest president.
Also putting in a superb performance is Tommy Lee Jones as Senator Thadeus Stevens of Pa. Stevens was an avid abolitionist at times even butting heads with President Lincoln on how to free the slaves. Sally Field and Joseph Gordon Levitt both put in strong performances as Mary Todd and Robert Lincoln. All involved in the cinematography, script, and of course Mr. Spielberg as director should be in consideration for oscars. The awards season is off to a strong start with Argo, Licoln, Les Miserables, and of course Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth The Hobbit. This should prove to be a great Oscar Year.
After waiting 3 years for this movie to be released I have to say it lived up to the hype. Equal amount of screen time for each hero along with a very believable villian took care of all the cons I had about seeing this movie. Mark Ruffalo showed his talents by portraying Bruce Banner as a soft spoken, intelligent, and nervous man. This is the exact way Banner should be portrayed in movies, and on tv shows. Not only that the Hulk himself stole the entire movie. Filled with amazing action, great fight scenes, awesome special effects, and hillarious comic relief this movie surpassed the hype to become my second favorite superhero movie ever made.
****** 6 out of 6 stars!!!
This is probably one of my favorite movies on 2011. Let me first start by saying that this is the second Woody Allen movie I’ve seen, and I may have been converted to a fan of his. The music, cinematography, acting, and story itself were all just perfect. The story revolves around Gil and his fiance’ Inez, played by Owen Wilson and Rachal Macadams respectively. Gil and Inez travel to Paris with Inez’s parents who are there on business. While in Paris Gil goes for a walk through the city of light at night until he reaches a door stoop. While resting a horse drawn carriage pulls up and transports Gil to 1920’s Paris where he meets artists like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, and others. In the morning he’s transported back to modern day. Gil soon becomes obsessed with traveling back to 20’s Paris while his relationship with Inez strains. I absolutely loved this movie so easily.
****** (5 out of 6 stars)
The first of two Snow White themed movies scheduled to be released this year Mirror Mirror turned into a big dissapointment. This movie changed the story of Snow White to fit the Twihard crowd of preteens, and women obsessed with remaining teenagers. Nathan Lane turns in his usual great comedic performance as the queens assistant. The seven dwarves were the most entertaining thing to this movie. Mirror Mirror will end up being filler for those who are excited for Snow White and the Huntsmen. The only other thing I can say good about this movie is the cinematography was amazing.
****** (3 out of 6)