Throughout the years of extensive movie watching I’ve learned that the most disappointing films aren’t the bad ones but those that don’t use their potential to be good. With talented Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, Very Good Girls sounded like a coming of age movie I’d like but as it turned out, there was nothing very good about these teenage girls at all.
A simple story, good writing, a great cast, lovely moments and all that food porn makes Chef into a heartwarming movie that nobody saw coming. I mean, I sure didn’t see it coming, I didn’t even think I was going to love as much as I do right now. Maybe part of my love is the fact that Chef surprised me, Jon Favreau surprised me and I absolutely love being surprised!
The thing is, besides utter exhaustion, that next to a 6 day working week one can hardly find time to do any blogging around here and hence the almost absence and complete lack of schedule. To make up for it, I woke up super early today just to get things started with a cup of coffee and a brain full of things I need to mention before I forget. Emphasis on the forgetting part because I have been extremely forgetful these past few weeks, which I’m going to credit to my old age of 25!
I love me some blogathons and when a great one comes a long it’s hard not to jump on board with the idea. Dell on Movies has come up with the Against the Crowd blogathon which, as some might have guessed, is about going against those popular opinions we seem to have roaming around and taking a stance against great movies while protecting the ones that might not be the best but still worth some love.
With majority of shows, I know right away. I know if I like them, I know what I’m getting and in most cases, I stay with those shows for years. Two episodes in and I’m still not 100% certain whether I’m liking The Leftovers but I’m almost completely sure that I will finish the first season because I need to know HOW it will turn out.