Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 12 Review

Loving superhero movies, especially The Avengers and Iron Man, I was super excited to go see Captain America: Civil War. I had never seen a Captain America movie before, because honestly Captain America did not sound too entertaining for me. Since this one featured Tony Stark and some other members of the Avengers crew I decided to watch it. Due to problems in one the Avengers missions, and because they're missions often result in more chaos and destruction, the United Nations, make a plan to control the team, by overseeing them and deciding what missions and problems the Avengers should go solve. Because of opposing views, the Avengers is divided into two groups. One of these groups is lead by Captain America who believes that the Avengers should remain free and defend humanity without government interference, and the other led by Tony Stark who surprisingly defends the decision to be under government oversight. Their opposing views lead to internal conflict, which eventually lead to the “civil war” between the team. Although filled with comedy and action, I thought the movie was too long and found myself bored at times. I did enjoy how Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark always brought comedic relief into the tense moments of the movie, and also liked the addition of new superheroes into the group. Captain America called Ant Man for help, who is also an amusing and goofy character and Tony Stark, recruited a young Spiderman. I liked how Marvel did a slight spin off of this young spider man, portraying him less experienced and serious than the one that Tobey Maguire has played. In my opinion, this movie is overrated and I think that people should just wait until it comes out in TV rather than waste $12 to watch it at the movies.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Review week 11

The other night while scrolling through my TV guide, I came across a movie called taxi. It caught my attention because on the movie poster I saw Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon is by far my favorite late night comedian. I even went through a time where I was kinda obsessed with him. I would record his show and watch the next day while eating his The Tonight Dough, Ben and jerry’s ice cream which is actually amazing and pretty addicting. The movie seemed pretty bad but I couldn't help it and decided to play it. A si predicted it was a bad movie. In the movie Jimmy is portrays a dumb cop who always messes up and does everything wrong. On one of his chases he jumps in queen layoffs taxi cab. Queen Latifah is an incredibly able driver who catches up with the thieves, until jimmy messes up and they loose them. At this point I decided that Jimmy does a much better job as a late night host than as an actor so I stopped watching the movie. A couple nights later, I was once again presented with a Jimmy Fallon movie. This one was called Fever Pitch and the co-star was Drew Barrymore. In this movie, Jimmy a teacher, begins dating a businesswoman played by Drew Barrymore. In the beginning they don't seem to have a lot of the same interest but eventually fall in love. Their relationship was well until the baseball season began, and Drew realizes that Jimmy is completely obsessed with the Red Soxs. This romantic comedy wasn't half as bad as Taxi, but I still think that Jimmy made the right decision in sticking to late night talk shows.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Week 10 Review

Eddie the Eagle was a great movie. It truly is a great and fun becoming adversity feel good movie. Since the moment I saw it would come out I wanted to see it. I love winter sports and have been skiing since I was a baby.I had also heard the story of Eddie the Eagle when I was around 10 by a ski school teacher. So when I opened my fandango and so the movie poster, It took me back to when I was a little kid in ski school. The movie is based on a true story which follows Michael Edwards, a boy who had always dreamed of going to the olympics and being part of a British olympic team. He tried out for the British Olympic ski team but was cut due to his leg and knee impediment and strange manner. Being so driven, Eddie decided to go to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. At first he failed miserably and even ended up in the hospital with a broken arm. As soon as he was cleared to jump again, he went back up to the ramp. His spirit and determination caught the eye of Bronson Peary, a former American Olympic ski jumper who now worked as a snow plower. With Peary’s training Eddie gradually improved to the point where he classified for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Even though he did not win, he did make the British record for ski jumping and his grand excitement lifted the crowds spirit and filled with joy. On his return to England he was greeted at the airport with support and praise from British fans.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review week 9

This week I saw two movies that I truly enjoyed. The first was The aviator. The aviator is a movie based on the life of  the director, entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes. Leonardo Di Caprio does an amazing job portraying him. Howard Hughes inherited a fortune at 19, when his father, a Texan oil driller passed. Passionate about film, he moved to L.A. and began to produce and direct movies. The movie starts of with his three year journey into making Hells Angels, a war movie, where he mixed his passion for planes with his passion for filmmaking. The movie also shows his romantic encounters with many Hollywood actresses, including Katherine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. His enthusiasm about planes let him to become an aviation pioneer who set many world records. Hughes also bought TWA, and help build it into a major airline. In his effort to make TWA, a big arline with planes flying all over the world, he had to fight against PAN AM Airlines. The movie ends with Howard's triumph in a court case where he was being tried for being a war profiteer, due to loaning money from the government for planes that were never used. Hughes doesn't only win this case, but he also feels accomplished when he flew his H-4 Hercules a plane boat with a wingspan longer than a football field. Through all of these accomplishments Hughes was always fighting and was tormented from his phobias, depression and OCD, which eventually led him to become a recluse. Even Though long, I truly enjoyed the movie and learned some aviation history. When the movie ended, I was still so interested in Hughes and his person that I spent about an hour reading about him and looking through some of his biographies.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week 8 Review

On Wednesday I finally saw The Big Short. I have been wanting to see this movie since it came out in theaters on November 6. The Big Short is a movie about a man in the world of finance who predicts the credit and housing collapse of the 2007. It all starts in 2005, with Michael Burry played by Christian Bale, a hedge fund manager who discovers that the U.S. housing market is extremely unstable. He predicts that the market will collapse sometime in 2007, and realizes that he can profit from this situation by creating a credit default swapmarket, which allowed him to bet against the housing market. He goes to different banks with his idea, and due to the belief that the housing market is extremely secure the banks accept his proposal to create the credit default swapmarket which is the “short” and bet against the housing market. Even Though the movie has many terms that are a bit difficult to understand with a lack of knowledge about the world of finance and economics, the movie is extremely detailed and does a good job explaining these terms, which helps you understand what they are saying. I thought this movie was really entertaining and I enjoyed watching it. I felt like it was an extension to my economy class.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week 7 Review

On Friday day I was in the mood for a comedy. I went on my Apple TV and was debating over Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Friends, and Seth Rogen with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in The Night Before. I was having a predicament because I love Seth Rogen and Tina Fey and they are in my top five favorite comedic actors. Being a bit more of a fan of Seth Rogen I decided to go with The Night Before. I was expecting this movie to be worse than what it actually was. For some reason I always start watching a Seth Rogen movie with the mentally that it will suck but in the end I always end up loving them since I find his humor to be hilarious. The movie follows three lifelong best friends, who after the death Ethan’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents, they begin a tradition to spend Christmas together. Now that they're entering adulthood, their tradition is coming to an end, and they want to make their last Christmas together as memorable as possible. They set out to find the Nutcracker Ball, a Christmas party that they have been trying to attend for years. If you want to get some good laughs and love Seth Rogen, this is definitely a must watch for you.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Week 6 Review

Leo winning an oscar for best actor in a leading role, was by far the best thing that happened this week. Finally! It was about time! He has been nominated for 7 oscars, but actors with stronger roles have always outdone him. His role in The Revenant has been the most difficult role that he has had to do and because of this, I feel that this has been his greatest opportunity to win an Academy Award. 

Even Though Leo won the Oscar, the performance of Leo’s fellow nominees were also fantastic. One of Leo’s opponents, Eddie Redmayne, does an amazing job in The Danish Girl, which I saw on Tuesday. He plays Einar Wegener, an artist who with support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), begins to come out as a transgender and prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations in history. Redmayne, who won the academy award last year for leading male actor in The Theory of Everything; proves once again, how deeply he can immerse himself into a role. 

His acting in this movie just seems so natural, and the emotion, confusion and heartache he conveys, feels like your own. He was so genuine, and made me feel so sympathetic towards him. His co-star. Alicia Vikander, also does a job well done and received an Academy Award For Best Actress In A Supporting Role.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Week 5 Review

After a week of major anticipation and having everyone tell me that I had to see Deadpool because it was the best  superhero movie, I went to see it. I usually don’t like to go to movies with expectations but with this one, I had no choice. Everyone kept telling me that I had to go watch and how funny it was. Therefore I went to see it thinking that it would be my new favorite super hero movie. Dont get me wrong, It was a great movie filled with action, humor and romance. I don't understand how it was on hold for eleven years since the movie is the perfect compromise for a valentines day movie. I liked the Ryan Reynolds was aware that he was in a movie, I think this made it funny since he made humorous comments about himself and other pop culture references. His personality was also perfect for the role since he has that playful attitude, but is also a little but of a badass. The movie was extremely funny and I definitely recommend it, but in my opinion, Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Iron Man series are the best superhero movies with a bit of comedic relief, hands down.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Week 4 Review

On sunday (Valentine's Day), after family brunch, my little cousin begged me to take her and her friend to watch "How To Be Single", since they are not 18 yet and the movie was rated R. I already had plans with my best friend, Tiana, to go watch it later that afternoon so I invited her along. Tiana had just recently broken up with her boyfriend and the two week withdrawal period had started to kick in. Since she had just become newly single and had forgotten what being single was all about this movie was perfect for her to watch. For anyone that has just broken up with their significant other this movie will definitely be relatable. Tiana had broken up with her boyfriend so she could focus on herself, which is exactly what Alice, one of the main characters did on the opening scene. It was really funny to me because the first two minutes of the movie which consisted of the breakup, was probably the exact breakup that Tiana and her boyfriend had. This movie is really fun to watch. Rebel wilson plays a promiscuous, live of the party, young soul who brings hilarious parts into this movie. She takes Alice under her wing and teacher her how to be single.  Although Alice somewhat enjoys being single, she questions both her loneliness and the need to be someone’s girlfriend. By the end of the movie, she realizes that before she can be with someone else, she needs to learn how to be happy by being alone, just with herself, her thoughts, and her goals.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Week 3 Review

My best friend begged me to go see bad grandpa. Even though I had ambivalent feelings I complied and went to see it with her and my mom. We got there thirty minutes late but we still enjoyed the movie and were easily able to follow along. Although it was extremely ridiculous, the movie was actually surprisingly funny and entertaining. The story follows a young man with his grandfather, who has recently widowed and in order to forget the passing of his wife; he is desperate to relive his younger days and have sex with a hot college student that has shown interest in him. The grandfather ends up teaching his grandson a lesson about living life to the fullest. If you are looking for a fun time you should definitely go watch it. I love the fact that the theater was filled with grandmothers and grandfathers watching the movie together. I kept wondering if the grandfathers thought that they should leave their wives and go run along with a hot young girl.

Being Valentine's weekend and all, the theaters are filled up with movies about love. Ranging from romantic comedies, to zombie romance and even a superhero love story. I am ready to spend the weekend in my sweatpants at the movies with some ice cream chocolate and a bag of popcorn. 

Week 2 Review

So I finally went to see joy. I have no idea what the big hype about this movie was. I guess they needed the promotion. The acting was good and the story was real but I just found it to be extremely boring. There were some points of excitement but overall it wasn't very entertained. I was so bored to the point that I left early.

I also went to see carol. This movie was good I guess. The acting was also really good. I think it must have been a bit hard for the two actresses to engage in such intimate scenes with each other since they are not gay in real life, but then again they are actresses. It was also interesting to see how different being gay was just a couple of years ago. It's really astonishing and  sad that it was considered a mental illness.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Week 1 Review

Thursday night decided to go watch Star Wars. I had never seen any Star Wars movies before and had heard mixed reviews of the new film. So I had no idea what to expect. From the bigging of the movie there was action, lots of it. There was never a point in the movie in which something unimportant was happening. It really was an exiting movie. Even though I had not seen the previous movies I liked the fact that it was basically a sequel to the previous ones and not a remake. I liked that some of the actors from the previous movies were present in the new one. I think this gave a sentimental anecdote to the movie. From the point of view of someone who has not seen the previous Star Wars and likes sci-fi I recommend the movie.

Instead of watching The Big Short, on friday night, I decided to watch Norm of the North. I decided to watch it because Norm is extremely cute and because I love animature. I really enjoyed the movie. I am really liked that the movie was focused on teaching younger kids about the effects of human construction and development and how we can destroy natural habitats which not only hurts native species but also contributes to climate change.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Movie Schedule

Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. I usually go twice or three times per week depending on how good the current showings are. Unable to go to the movies during my winter vacation; upon my return to Miami I was desperate to go to the movies. Unfortunately due to the large amount of make up work that I had to do, I have not been able to go to the movies yet, and I am came back two weeks ago. Since it is awards season and all the good movies have come out I have planned a rigorous movie watching schedule for this long weekend and the weeks to follow, in order to catch up. My plan is to start with the movies that will be taken down first and go from there. The first movie on my list is Star Wars, which I am actually going to go see today. I’m really excited to see this movie because I haven't seen the previous ones and don't really know what to expect. This weekend I plan to watch “Creed”, because I love to watch boxing, “Carol”, and “The Big Short”, whose cast include the top of Hollywood Royalty. I hope my schedule goes as planned and will keep you posted about my movie reviews.