My Epic Movie Review for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Just Heard Some Sad News Mickey Rooney Pasted Away. Its The Lost of One Talented Actor. He Will Be Missed. My Thoughts & Prayers Are With His Family <3 R.I.P.
Check out my new movie review for March. In the episode we will be talking about “Grand Piano”, “Breathe In”, and “Muppets Most Wanted”. My sister is my special guest. Also check out the awesome Batman Cupcake in the video!
Guy Pearce plays Keith Reynolds, a high school piano teacher, who hates his job. All Keith wants to do is perform on stage and play his cello. Keith has a very happy and caring family. His daughter, Lauren Reynolds played by Mackenzie Davis, isn’t musically talented but is an excellent and dedicated swimmer. Lauren is a secret party girl and her parents don’t really know that about her. Amy Ryan plays Megan Reynolds, a business owner who is obsessed with cookie jars. Megan has a little secret too she hides her favorite personal cookies in her favorite cookie jar. Keith is also hiding a major secret. Felicity Jones plays Sophie, a foreign exchange student, who stays with the Reynolds family. Sophie is a talented piano player and it catches Keith’s attention. As the movie evolves, Keith discovers he has feelings for Sophie. The movie also stars Matthew Daddario as Aaron and was directed by Drake Doremus.
Breathe In, is one of the best family dramas I have seen in a very long time. The movie is beautifully done with magnificent cinematography by John Guleserian. Guy gives a wonderful performance and I also think one of the best performances of his career. Even though it may not be as good as Memento, Guy still captures the audience’s attention while seeking the relationship with Sophie. Felicity also gives a delightful performance as the shy, graceful, but yet dangerous foreign exchange student. When Guy’s and Felicity’s characters are on the big screen, you magically see passion and sparks fly between them. As for newcomer actress, Mackenzie Davis, her performance is congenial and friendly. When the director, Drake Doremus, was asked about Mackenzie’s first performance on the big screen he felt she nailed it. Amy Ryans gives a warm performance as a welcoming mother. Drake Doremus is one of the best, young talented independent film directors working today. He may only be 30 years old, but the man has done five amazing films. One of my personal favorites is Like Crazy starring Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. In the end, Breathe In will keep you entertained for the full 98 minutes.
I give this a “B+“
The Lego Movie
The Lego movie begins with Lord Business, played by Will Ferrell, who is planning to take over the Lego World by using the “Kragle”…crazy glue, which he had stolen from Vitruvivus played by Morgan Freeman. Years later, Emmett, played by Chris Pratt, is a construction worker living his life following Lego instructions every day. Emmett meets up with Wyldstyle, played by Elizabeth Banks, who believes Emmett is the MasterBulider. Emmett is then recruited by Vitruvivus, Wyldstyle and Batman, played by Will Arnett, to stop Lord Business once and for all. The movie also stars Alison Brie as Uni-Kitty, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, Charlie Day as Benny, Liam Neeson as Bad Cop/Good Cop, Channing Tatum as Superman and Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman. The Lego movie was directed by two of my favorite directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Everything is awesome about this movie! There is so much to love about this movie and it’s probably one of the best films I’ve seen so far in 2014. Chris Pratt, as Emmett, is a perfect role for him. Emmett is a very caring character who wants to feel part like he is part of a group/society where he can be accepted for who he is. I admire this in the movie because in the everyday world, we all want to find a group of people, even a couple of people, that we can accept us for who we are. Now, move over Ben Affleck! Will Arnett as Batman is absolutely hilarious. Will Arnett nails the famous Bruce Wayne voice and has some of the funniest lines in the movie. I enjoyed Will Ferrell as Lord Business being the biggest role in the movie. His character desires to live in a perfect society like everyone else in the world we all tend to desire to live in a perfect society.
Advertisements for this movie makes it look like it is just for boys, but by looking at the poster, girls can have a great time with this movie as well. Alison Bree, as Uni-Kitty, is adorable and sassy. Uni-Kitty is one of the characters saving the movie as well as Morgan Freeman and Charlie Day.
The animation in the movie is unbelievable. The movie is filmed in stop motion then the face to make the Lego characters talk is done by animation. How clever and awesome! Phil Lyod and Chris Miller are two of favorite directors. Once I found out they were directing this movie, I was totally excited and I could not wait to see it. They didn’t disappoint me and I bet they had a lot of fun making this movie. I really enjoyed how the movie makes fun of Hollywood clichés, making it smart when it comes to the humor and a new original classic.
Now, I don’t have too many problems with the movie, but Elizabeth Banks was okay. I felt her character was way too emotional, but that really didn’t bother me too much. All in all you can really have a lot of fun and enjoy this movie.
I give this movie an “A-“
I made a list of my predictions of who could win this years Academy Awards. I highlighted them in “bold”. Anyways enjoy the Oscars tonight!
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
I know, I have two choices and I can’t pick just one! Both movies were awesome!
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Amy Adam – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawerence – American Hustle
June Squibb – Nebraska
I can’t decide again! Haha :) Jennifer and Lupita gave fabulous performances.
Alfonso Cuar o´n – Gravity
Steven McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises
Dallas Buyers Club
I still can’t decide which film deserver’s best screenplay. Both films are written beautifully.
Best Screenplay based on Material Previously Produced or Published
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Steve Prouty
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua Casny
Despicable Me 2 – Pharrell William (“Happy”)
Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Roberts Lopez (“Let It Go”)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Burton (“Ordinary Love”)
Her – Karen O (“The Moon Song”)
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
The Grandmaster – William Chang
The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
The Girl He Met Online
The latest Lifetime Movie
Gillian Casey, played by Yvonne Zimma who is a very attractive woman, has trouble being and staying in a relationship because of her bipolar moods – she scares all the guys away! Meanwhile, Andy Collins, played by Shawn Roberts, takes a chance at online dating and that’s when he finds Gillian’s profile page on the dating website. Things get a little crazy and start to go down hill including a possible murder. The movie also stars Mary-Margaret Humes as Agatha Casey and Tara Spencer-Nairm as Beatrice Casey. This movie was directed by Curtis Crawford and Anthony Lefresne.
“The Girl He Met Online”, I feel, has to be one of the worst Lifetime movies ever! The movie is horror/drama film that seemed to drag on and on. The acting was awful and really seemed to be phony. The movie is very cheesy and has the worst dialogue. David DeCrane wrote the storyline for the movie, but it was like a 6 year old wrote it and I just couldn’t connect with it. I did laugh quite a few times. Yvonne, Gillian Casey, was the character who made me laugh the most and she’s the one who is suppose to be the scary one. The stuff she did and her harmless threats is what made me laugh. Plus, when she gets angry her facial expressions were hysterical! Everyone else in this movie does a pretty bad job of acting. My concern about this movie is why Andy Collins didn’t find out more information about Gillian before he went on a date with her. Shawn Roberts who plays Andy acts completely clueless throughout the entire movie. But what I can say except that in the end it did keep my snowy Saturday quite entertaining.
This is the first time Anthony Lefresne’s directed a movie, however, it isn’t the first movie Curtis Crawford directed. Curtis directed similar movies to this one like “The Wife He Met Online”, “The Boy She Met Online” and “The Husband She Met Online”. As you can see, there is a reoccurring theme going on here. I haven’t seen Curtis’s other films, but I might check them out to see how similar they actually are.
I give this movie a “D-“