The Help (2011)

“Change begins with a whisper.” -The Help I recently saw this movie based on this book. And, let me tell you – it was definitely worth it. When I first saw the trailer to this film, it really looked like a fun type of movie to watch. But, at the same time – it also looked like a film with an important message. Even more so, it was a period piece which serves a special place in my heart. So, I decided to check it out. I’m glad I did! Before I go on, I just have to give a small warning. Read more [...]

Tree of Life (2011)

Ok, I have to admit – this film was not at the top of my list of movies to watch. When I first saw the trailer, I didn’t know what to think. And, when I actually went out and saw the movie – I had the same reaction, I didn’t know what to think either! Let me just warn you, this film is not linear – it does not tell the story in a sequential order. The way the story is told is in bits and pieces, from past to present and from present to past. In a way, there’s a lot of back and forth – shifting Read more [...]

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Now, I have to admit – this film was not really on my radar even when I saw the trailer. Honestly, I have not really enjoyed much of Woody Allen’s work in the past. So, I really didn’t think anything of it when it first came out. Though, it wasn’t until I started reading reviews about the movie that got me interested. And, to my surprise – many of the reviews were positive. So, I decided to check it out – I’m glad I did. This film is a bit of a comedy and drama type of movie rolled into Read more [...]

The Good Guy (2009)

Being in the mood for a drama and romantic type of film, this one caught my eye. And, I guess it was primarily because I had not seen Alexis Bledel on camera for awhile. As a fan of this show, I’ve found the characters she plays interesting and enjoyable to watch. Before I go into my review, I have to admit – I went into this cold turkey (just like this film). I never saw the trailer – I just made the decision based on the cover description and the fact that Alexis Bledel was in it. To my Read more [...]

Reality Bites (1994)

(Note: Every now and then, I enjoy watching films from the 90s. So, I’ve decided to start this new series “I Love the 90s” to highlight some of the films during that era. Enjoy!) From time to time, I get kind of nostalgic about certain time periods in history. And, I can honestly say without hesitation – the 90s is one of those time periods. I guess the types of films I enjoy from this era are both thrillers (like this one) and generation type of films. And, let me tell you – this movie Read more [...]

The King’s Speech (2010)

“Does the king do what he wants? Or, does he do what the people want him to do?” – The King’s Speech With all of the Oscar buzz in the air, I finally decided to check this film out. I’m glad I did. Quite honestly, this was a film I had overlooked. I do remember seeing the trailer a few times, but did not give it much thought. That is, until I kept hearing so many rave reviews about it come Oscar time. (Note: On a side note, this movie winning at the Oscars came as a surprise Read more [...]

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Since I was in the mood for a drama and heist kind of film, I decided to check this movie out. Let me just say, it definitely surprised me – it was not what I expected. On the surface, the plot of the movie seems very basic. Though, as the film progresses – we soon find out it’s not as simple as it seems. And, it’s one of those things where what can go wrong will go wrong – big time. What I liked about the movie is that it’s a film told from different perspectives. And, it is these perspectives Read more [...]

Black Swan (2010)

When I first saw the trailer for this film, it looked like a very interesting yet typical drama type of movie. Though, after seeing the film – there was nothing typical about it at all.Going into the movie, I tried very hard not to read the reviews. Though I do try to read reviews for the majority of films I plan on seeing, there are some that I prefer to go in “cold turkey” – this was one of them.(Note: I really enjoy the element of “surprise” for films that really interest me. For me personally, Read more [...]

Hereafter (2010)

“What happens when we die?”- HereafterGoing into this film, I knew this was a different kind of movie. Since it’s a film directed by Clint Eastwood, I knew this was a movie that was going to have meaning. I was right. From the very beginning, this film captured my attention. The first couple of scenes were very intriguing and shocking at the same time. As the audience, you see what the characters sees as if you were in the situation yourself. (Note: I won’t ruin it for those who have not seen the Read more [...]

The Social Network (2010)

Just recently, I went out and saw this film adapted from the book. Going into the movie, I had already had some background knowledge about the story since I had already read the book. I’m glad I did. To be honest, this is really a film where you may need some background information about the story. For those interested in the movie, I highly recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. But, why? The reason being is that the movie is really set in a way to introduce characters and events from Read more [...]

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