Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Movie review of Hope Springs

Hope Springs - 6/10
Directed by  David Frankel
Cast - Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carrell, Elizabeth Shue, Mimi Rogers

Plot Summary
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

A heart warming movie about an old couple who were having a mundane and dull relationship and the wife, Kay played by academy award winning actress, Meryl Streep wants to rekindle the romance like it was before with her husband, Arnold played by another Academy award winning actor, Tommy Lee Jones. I have to say the chemistry between this two is brilliant even though I think pretty much Tommy Lee Jones stole the show in every scene, he was in.Meryl Streep was her usual acting best. The scenes they share together were really nice and touching. It was like as if they have been together and known each other for years. My favorite scenes are at the therapy sessions where they have to answer questions that is out of their comfort zone and the awkwardness portrayed by them is just so believable and great. I guess the most difficult scenes were the love scenes. Fortunately, they were decently and tastefully done. If not it would just be old farts boinking each other's hearts out.
As the primary focus was on the old couple, lesser screen time was given to Steve Carrell. He did act well but was obviously overshadowed by Streep and Jones. Even lesser screen time given were Elizabeth Shue and Mimi Rogers(both still looked great) who just had one scene each.
Camera works was decent and I liked how the editing was done. Simple yet good. Script was funny as well. Director David Frankel did a pretty good job. Another thing I liked was a song by Annie Lennox selected for one particular sad scene which kinda amplified the sorrow. That song was on repeat for a few days for me.

I would recommend watching this movie with a loved one especially with someone you have been for awhile now.You can even ask your parents to watch this. What I would NOT recommend is watching this with your parents cause the love scenes between Streep and Jones might just give you, instant horrifying images of your parents making out when you see it. hahaha.

Best Quotes
Kay: He is everything. But I'm... I'm really lonely. And to be with someone, when you're not really with him can... it's... I think I might be less lonely... alone.

Dr. Bernie Feld: Arnold, do you have fantasies?
Arnold Soames: em mm, threesome
Dr. Bernie Feld: With?
Arnold Soames: Carol
Kay Soames: Carol with the Corkies?

Dr. Feld: Kay and Arnold, I’m so glad you’re here.
Arnold: Well that makes one of us.

Arnold: I wonder if he talks to his wife like that. Mildred, I find it very interesting that you are naked.

Recommended movies done by the director
Devil Wears Prada
Marley and Me

Monday, September 17, 2012

Movie review of Resident Evil: Retribution

Resident Evil: Retribution - 1/10
Directed by Paul WS Anderson
Cast - Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durrand

Plot Summary
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

95 mins of my life has been utterly wasted by watching this. Resident Evil: Retribution is definitely one of the top worst movies for this year. What the fuck was Paul WS Anderson thinking? From the start, I knew this was gonna be a bad movie but 20 mins into the movie and I wanted to punch the screen.What these fucktards did was turn a video game based movie into a fucking video game. Thats the plot of RER. Acting was horrendous but that's okay cause the Resident Evil franchise doesn't require Oscar worthy acting, its action based and so minimal acting is required. Sadly even the action sequences were bad.Here are some of the reasons why I am pissed after watching this shit.
First and foremost, WHY THE FUCK ARE ZOMBIES RIDING BIKES,DOING WHEELIES??? AND SHOOTING GUNS AND RPGS??? That was the most stupidest thing to do. And for Paul WS Anderson to use a silly explanation that the zombies are "evolving" because of the virus is dumb. FUCK YOU Paul WS Anderson! viewers are not fucking idiots. George A. Romero will not approve of this.
If you ever happen to meet anyone who is a Resident Evil fan who says that even in the games, the zombies are riding bikes and shooting guns so its okay. I want you to slap the fucker repeatedly till he is unconscious.
Bringing back dead characters from the previous movies is a real douche bag move. Its lazy. And to make it even worse,you bring back pretty much all the characters that have been killed. What the fuck was Paul WS Anderson thinking? He must have been high on something when he wrote this. And this is perfect for Michelle Rodriguez cause she is dying half the fuck time in her movies and this time round she is coming back from the dead. Also bringing back a token black guy and then killing him again is a dick move as well.

Shit script, fuckall acting, lanjiao characters, stupid action sequences and a retarded plot is what Resident Evil: Retribution is all about. Do not pay money to watch this. In fact do not even download or watch this on television. Avoid at all cost and do something worthwhile instead.

Best Quotes
None. Its Shit.

Recommended movies done by the director
Event Horizon
Mortal Kombat