RIP Marcia Wallace.
RIP Marcia Wallace.
Well, anon, it really depends on the kind of person they are. For some I might refer Grown Ups because even though it’s morally wrong (and all that) it can really make you laugh (we’re talking about Grown Ups 1, just to be sure).
But sometimes, Grown Ups isn’t the happy movie to watch. And at those times I would suggest something like Crazy Stupid Love or The Pursuit Of Happyness. Because those are nice, heart-warming movies which can make you happy!
If all that doesn’t work, I’d say watch Mean Girls. Mean Girls always does the job.
The characters were so strong that I,
But, perhaps what really makes me feel nice about this film are its other two characters. Their story has already been told too many times: running away from home because of either annoying or angry-for-no-reason parents. Yet, it feels so different! I suppose it’s because of their urge to become men and their want for being friends for life - friends who wouldn’t betray or give up on each other.
With Now You See Me, Louis Leterrier has managed to create a simple, yet magnificent movie which can, and will dazzle your mind.
The movie is an illusion about an illusion. Its ideology is easy - The closer you look, the farther you are from the truth. The title, therefore, is a play of words which I personally adore.
What is so good about this movie is that the truth is right there all along, yet you don’t see it because the closer you see, the farther you get from the truth. To be precise: The movie is layered with illusions, mind bending techniques and magic which melt and blend with each other all for the final piece of the puzzle.
With quirky dialogues such as “First rule of magic: Always be the smartest guy in the room”, the movie is not only able to bring out humour but also, the ass Jesse Eisenberg so lovably plays. He manages to bring back that terrific arrogance which we last saw in The Social Network and prove to us, yet once again, that he has the ego and the attitude which takes to be excellent.
The story, itself is also excellent. It is about four magicians called the four horsemen, which include: Eisenberg’s over-confident, a bit charming and control freak of a street magician. Isla Fisher’s talented escape artist. Woody Harrelson’s witty and amusing hypnotist. And Dave Franco’s quick thinking pick pocket.
All of them, as different as they are from each other, unite together and try to make it big by performing a few magic tricks which together form one big trick, all while being chased by the FBI’s leading man Mark Ruffalo and also, Morgan Freeman (an over-confident magician turned magic buster).
Why, you ask? I think it’s because of the part when they rob people live - openly - on a global scale during their magic shows and aid the poor. That’s why FBI is chasing them. On the other hand, Morgan Freeman is chasing them because these magicians looted a rich man who wants them down and is ready to pay Freeman loads of dough to make sure that what he wants happens!
Anyway, these guys aren’t Robin Hood. They are being instructed by some unknown guy to do all of these charades of theirs, because…well, you’ll have to see the movie to know why, right?
Another thing glamorous about this movie is the way it manages to show extreme character development. The four horsemen, at first were all so different from each other, but, by the end of the movie, their relationship really grows strong. They start thinking of themselves as a group, even though they are all very different. Basically, they get closer to each other as the movie progresses.
The film is so fast-paced that you won’t realise how much time has passed by the time it ends - I think that is because the way the movie has been directed and its screenplay itself are so quirky and so on-the-face, that the movie feels real and henceforth quick.
Moreover, it’s able to cover up much more than it’s supposed to. Mark Ruffalo’s character story and chemistry with newly found partner Melanie Laurent are just bits of this. The side story of the first magician who Morgan Freeman busted is another example. In fact, there’s a lot more! But I can’t let this post be spoiler-full. Now, can I?
If all that isn’t enough, the movie has packed a cast of A-Listers. I have already mentioned these people before, but I feel that if you read their names together, you will realise what all the fuss is about in a much better way. So, here we go! Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Melanie Laurent…yeah, these guys are big shots. And as you would expect, so are their performances.
If you ask me, the movie was very cleverly constructed. Every small detail was a spoiler for the bizarre ending. Again, kudos to Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and everyone else for a groundbreaking performance which grips you till the very end.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, go watch it. You’re missing out, you really are. And oh, here’s a tip - it may or may not spoil the movie for you - Whatever you see, whatever you hear, just pay attention. It’s all out there. You just have to realise it all, because whatever happens, happens for a reason.
The references to Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, Can’t Buy Me Love and Sixteen Candles are perfect. <3
Clue: Old Hollywood Edition
It’s not just a game, anymore.
Oh my God…
Is this one of the best mystery movie or what?
The extremely catchy song from Pitch Perfect - Cups (When I’m Gone) performed by Anna Kendrick. I love it and I guess you will too. :)
First things first – Jon Favreau’s Iron Man films were great and will always be great.
Now that we’re done with all that crap, WOAH! Good going Shane Black. You have successfully allowed the first post-avengers film in the Marvel universe to outshine everything we’ve seen before.
Where do I start? Okay, I think I know. There’s this very famous line in The Avengers, in which Captain America asks Iron Man “Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?”
Mr. Stark very….bluntly answered that with an even more famous one liner “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist”. Well, he may be all that, and much more! Yet, can he actually do anything without this suit of armour of his?
This film was brilliantly crafted to answer this question. It made Stark question himself! I mean why not? The man has been through a worm hole, he has seen Gods and aliens! What is he when compared to them? His armour can break and not be with him, while people out there have super human strength and a hammer which produces lightning!
“Since that big dude with the hammer fell out of the sky, subtlety kinda went out the window”, said Guy Pearce’s character. According to me, this dialogue sums up the ideology behind this movie. What is Tony Stark in front of these people? He’s just a human being! A mechanic! What can he do?
Shane Black looks into this one hell of a concept and gives us an answer never imagined before, with his realistic-yet-unbelievable style of direction.
Talking about his style, I have to say, the way Shane Black developed this movie was quite lovely. The action, the comedy and the drama were just moving together. One minute Happy Hogan (Jon Farveau) is cracking jokes about being Iron Man’s bodyguard and other minute, Iron Man is declaring war against an internationally feared terrorist in one of the most impulsive and foolish manners I have ever seen, just for Happy!
Other than that, the movie develops Tony’s character. He gets to know that he’s a real life hero, not only a super hero, but a real life hero! Iron Man is Tony Stark, with or without a suit. The suit wouldn’t exist without him and that’s why no one else can ever be Iron Man. Moreover, we see him develop a relationship with a kid who helps him fight “The Mandarin”, which if you ask me was a sweet sight.
We also see Tony and Pepper’s relationship develop as Tony fights against all odds to save that one thing which matters the most to him, leading him to eventually make some comprises to be happy and let Pepper be happy.
Another interesting thing about the movie was that even though Rhodey’s (Don Cheadle) suit is redesigned (War Machine becomes Iron Patriot and gets painted red, blue and white) we see him outside of the suit, for quite a lot of time too. While Tony uses his brain to survive, Rhodey uses all the skills and tactics which he has developed as a colonel. Point being: He can kick ass. With or without a suit.
So, now we know that this movie is awesome. What else? Well, Ben Kingsley (in an interview with the Empire) said that “Iron Man 3 is all about the masks”, and after seeing the movie, I can very well say that he was right!
Everyone in this movie is wearing a mask, except the guy who should be wearing it. How do I put this? Whatever you assume…it’s all wrong! The movie is full of surprises. While watching it, you should expect the unexpected!
Talking about surprises, this movie also has a different feeling towards itself. It’s about being a detective and solving a great mystery, somewhat similar to what Nolan made Batman do in his Dark Knight trilogy.
Overall, I believe Iron Man 3 is a great film. While I do feel the movie lacked some action, I believe that the special effects used and Shane Black’s touch of comedy, drama and even bromance between Rhodey and Stark makes up for it.
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To all the gleeks out there on tumblr,
It’s time to move your bodies and start singing randomly! Why, you ask? Well, why not? Your worries about Glee not being renewed yet can now go back to wherever the hell they came from. Moreover, they won’t be coming back next year!
Yup, you got that right! Glee has been renewed for not one, but two seasons! How glee-tastic is that?