Posts Tagged beautiful

Death Race 3

Death Race 3: Inferno

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1 Comment

As with the previous installments of the franchise, Death Race 3: Inferno capitalizes on sultry women and bountiful violence. After spending the first ten minutes playing catch-up on the story, the film thrusts you into the passenger seat (in the lap of the ever beautiful Tanit Phoenix), and steps right down on the gas pedal. […]

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 No Comments

Hugh Jackman, a former (wrongfully convicted) slave, who’s trying clandestinely to avoid the police, finds new vigor in life and uses it not just to positively affect his life, but, as the film progresses, the lives of others as well. And with its brilliant sets, costume design, ambiance and music, Les Miserables was quite a […]

The Five Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1 Comment

Jason Segal and Emily Blunt are two very adorable actors. Emily is beautiful, cute, and a very strong actress. Jason is charming and funny with a heartwarming smile and a delightful screen presence. Make them a couple, and you’ve got a movie brimming with sweetness. But unfortunately, aside from their chemistry and a handful of […]

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 No Comments

The initial emotional blow in Beautiful Boy gave the film a lot of momentum to be a heart-rending journey through grief and self-doubt. However, as the movie progressed, it quickly decelerated until it completely flat lined. And for at least a half an hour, the movie went stagnant, with its repetitive, and highly unoriginal, wave […]

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The Lion King (combo pack)

Thursday, October 13, 2011 1 Comment

After watching The Lion King for the first time since I was a wee lad, I am struck by how much of an affect this powerfully beautiful film still has on me. The way the wonderful melodies send nostalgic chills throughout my body. The way that even after all these years the movie can grab […]

Dances with Wolves 20th Anniversary

Dances with Wolves 20th anniversary edition (Blu-ray)

Thursday, January 20, 2011 No Comments

Continuing on the theme of my Raging Bull article, I’d like to point out the remarkable components of Dances with Wolves and what today’s movies could learn from it. The best way to do that, in my opinion, is to contrast it with the movie that has a lot in common with it storywise, Avatar. […]

Quiet Chaos

Quiet Chaos

Friday, January 7, 2011 No Comments

Returning from the beach with his brother, Pietro finds his wife dead on the floor. His response to this tragic event was not tears, but to be as near to his daughter as possible at all times. And for that, Quiet Chaos was quite beautiful. I also enjoyed watching the father, for though he was […]

Mother

Mother

Friday, October 22, 2010 No Comments

Mother follows an over protective and over nurturing mother who is trying to prove that her socially awkward and forgetful son did not commit murder. On the plus side, the actress who played the mother did a respectable job and the camera work was, at many moments, beautiful. However, it wasn’t perfect, it had its […]

Adam

Adam

Thursday, April 29, 2010 No Comments

There are only two major gripes I had with Adam, a movie about a relationship between a guy with Asperger syndrome and a school teacher. First, I wasn’t too thrilled with Rose Byrne, for I didn’t find her to be particularly good. Second, I can see why the side plot was necessary, but there was […]