Amazing! Beautiful! Romantic! Whimsical! Magical! What did I leave out?! ‘The Great Gatsby’ was such a spectacle! It was well worth the price of admission. The film was beautifully done with Baz Luhrmann at the helm. In 3D no less. The 3D brought it to life. It was eye-popping. It made me feel like I was right there. Like stepping into a time machine. I was sucked into a world of love, betrayal, tragedy, and oh so extravagant parties! In one of the best eras of our time. The roaring 20s!read more
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum! I smell a fairytale adventure here! This was a fun film to watch in 3D. But you will have to check your expectations at the door and just enjoy it for what it is! A campy version of “Jack and the Beanstalk!”
We all remember the fairytale growing up, but this one had a slight twist to it. It involved a sprinkle of love and saving a Princess. Hope I didn’t give too much away!read more
If you’re an environmentalist, “Promised Land” is your cup of tea! Gus Van Sant is the director of this piece. You may remember him from “Good Will Hunting.” I think this film fell short of that. I was expecting a spectacular movie because Matt Damon and John Krasinski co-wrote the screenplay. Two guys that I happen to like! Alright, it wasn’t all that bad. “Promised Land” made me think of the environment and how sneaky corporate America can be. It’s a look into how sleazy big companies are buying out small towns and pushing out the poor by promising them a huge payout. And they’re banking on the fact that they’re not smart enough to connect the dots.read more
Warning: ‘The Impossible’ is a sobfest! You will need a box of tissues. Every second of the movie, I cried. It’s such an incredible story of survival. A true account of one family who made it out alive. This film recaptures the devastation of the Tsunami that struck in 2004. It killed more than 200,000 people.read more
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ is a prequel to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and the latest movie reviewed by Stupid Celebrities. Peter Jackson returns as the director. It starts off really slow and a tad on the boring side. You’re going to have to fight to stay awake for the first quarter of the film! I had to nudge my tween niece to wake her up! Needless to say, it’s more for adults than tweens and teens. But a tween falling asleep speaks volumes about the pace of ‘The Hobbit.’
I saw it in both High Frame Rate 3D and plain old 2D. I’ve read reports where some people suffered nausea from the 3D version. I was fine. But I warned you! This film is best in the 3D format. High Frame Rate 3D felt even more real than the usual 3D.
What a miserable film! Hence, the title ‘Les Miserables.’ Don’t get me wrong, it was a great storyline. It covered everything — love, redemption, humor and so on. But the way the film was executed; made me want to march in front of a firing squad! The whole entire film was a sing-song. Really?! Enough already! It was annoying. It took the word musical way too far. Hard core musicals are certainly not for everyone. I know, I am tampering with a classic.
Personally, I think people who claim they love this ‘show’ are snobs. People who pretend to be sophisticated but are in fact, not at all. No offense! I’m glad I saw the film version rather than the Broadway version. The difference between the two? I actually understand the film. I’ve heard people who have seen the Broadway version, didn’t understand a lick of it. Oh by the way, the movie was a little over two hours, it felt like three.read more
O.M.G. What an intense film! My knuckles were white from clinging onto my seat. ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ took me to a place of darkness. There was a dash of unexpected humor, too, but I wasn’t able to muster a smile. I was after all, on a manhunt for the most wanted man in America: Osama Bin Laden.read more