Annabelle Creation was pretty fun. The theater I saw it in was packed for the Thursday night showing. The crowd was excited and scared pretty easily. These are great experiences for the theater going experience that you cant always get at home.
Now the movie itself has rapid fire scares over it’s two hour runtime. The scares mostly consist of jump and audible scares, but Annabelle sneaks a few true terror scenes in from time to time. I enjoyed this enough to justify seeing it in theaters and would give Annabelle Creations 3/5.
Remeber is the geriatric Memento. An elderly man with dementia must complete his promise to his wife to kill the man who murdered his and his friends families, while they were prisoners in Auschwitz during Nazi WWII. Remeber has twists and turns like any great thriller. The story, while not entirely original proves to be enjoyable and very captivating. Remeber is steaming on Amazon prime video so watch it today !- 3.5/5 is
Nicolas Winding Refen’s modern day fairy tale, The Neon Demon is truly one of this year’s most ambitious and most beautifully shot films. The cinematography is stunning. The shots he achieves are gorgeous and horrifyingly all wrapped up in this two hour drama. The film is at its core about how innocence and beauty are consumed by ambition and narcissism. 4/5
Hidden Figures is a film that does everything a film needs to do right, except innovate or revolutionize film. These are not bad or even nessasary with these type of films. Hidden Figures cast and great moments hold up this film. I love films where I learn something new or see a story I had never heard, and Hidden Figures did just that ! Solid film go check it out if you have a chance.
Just watched The Revenant it may be the most beautifully shot film I have ever watched. Leonardo kills it but Tom Hardy delivered an Oscar caliber performance and I hope he is recognized. Seriously if you love film you need to see this on the big screen to truly appreciate it. Easy 9/10 I truly enjoyed it.
I saw Disney’s new Star Wars film the Force Awakens over the weekend. It did not disappoint. I had some reservations with Disney buying star wars a few years back, but now I see they are the perfect choice.
JJ Abrhams has made quite possibly the best film of 2015. Star wars was great in almost al aspects. We are introduced to new faces such as Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron. We also have returning faces like Harrison ford and Carrie Fisher.
The best parts of episode 7 are the fresh new faces. I loved how we are introduced to these new characters. We have new villains and new heros for the nest 3-5 years !
There are scenes where extreme emotion overwhelmed me and parts where i was cheering and gripping my arm rest in joy and excitement. My favorite characters were Ridley as Rey and Driver as Ren. Also Poe played by Isaac was a great suprise as was Domahall Gleeson as Hox.
Lower east side manhatten, New York City, This is the location for 2015’s The Wolfpack. This unsettling look into a sheltered famlies views on life through the films they love is odd to say the least. The Wolfpack is about a family who consists of a father and mother with seven children who live in a cramped apartment together. The kids act out life through the films they love. Cardboard sets from the Dark Knight to Pulp Fiction litter the house. The boys all have problems coping with social problems caused by their lack of a social life. The boys memorize and act out all of their favorite movies.
The boys have a straineed relationship with the father who you find out is very strange himself. He does not work and does not want the familiy speaking with anyone outside the family. The basic idea of the film is a documentary crew films their lifes and chronicles the struggle of the oldest boy with his transition into the real world as he challanges the orders and demands of his oppressive father.
One of my favorite scenes that shows just how off and distant the boys are from society is a scene where the oldest boy dresses up like mucheal myers from Halloween and goes into a bank,store, and many other New York City stores. He is eventually arrested and taken to a mental health facility. He sees how the world really is after he returns and vows never to take his fathers demands again.
The wolfpack is a great show of love for family and film. The boys will stop at nothing to contiune their passion of film while still sticking to their deep roots in family. I reccomend this to anyone who loves cinema. The parts where the boys are renacting the movies reminds me of Be Kind rewind but even moire crude if that is aven a possibility.