Love is ugly. Yes it is beautiful and heart warming, but sometimes it’s just brutal, painful, and not very pretty. Love is messy. Not just cluttered with emotions, but also with feelings, lust, hopes, temptation and everything else piled upon itself. Love is raw. It is unfiltered, exposed, unapologetic and vulnerable. Call Me By Your Name is a love story that is ugly, messy and raw – and it’s wonderful!
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Revenge is a word that has become very violent. We see revenge movies with guns, bombs and the main character just straight up killing everyone. Nocturnal Animals, on the other hand, is more a subtle and a more refined revenge movie, filled with strong emotions around every corner.
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Snatch. is my all time favorite movie. It combines humor, thrill, Jason Statham, Brad freakin’ Pitt and the behind the scenes talent that is Guy Ritchie. Now, for some years, Ritchie’s work has left me lukewarm because the spunk, that is an indescribable Snatch. feature, was sort of missing. Not that I’m saying Sherlock Holmes’ movies were bad, they just weren’t for me. This is why my expectations for The Man From U.N.C.L.E were vaguely set between like and dislike, and the movie itself was meant to dip the scales on either side – and luckily, it was for the positive!
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Images: 1) Armie Hammer by Norman Jean Roy, 2) Words by unknown
Every time I sit down for a Commercial Break I struggle with the introduction, yes, this part right here. Ironically, I have the rest of the post mapped out, categorized to a point where I simply can’t stumble on the scary question: what should I write about. That’s why today this part of the post sounds like I’m saying something while it’s not saying anything.
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Not to over crowd the blog with trailer posts I’m gonna put two very serious and great movies into one. Starting with a Hollywood A-list packed movie Margin Call and finishing with yet another Clint Eastwood movie which stars the great leading man Leonardo DiCaprio.
• Margin Call: This is another Wall Street movie that seems to be a lot better than the one Michael Douglas and Shia LeBouef did simply because it is packed with such great actors I can’t even grasp the seriousness and awesomeness of this movie. Starting with Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons the list continues with Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Simon Baker and Stanley Tucci. Some might be also excited for Penn Badgley and Demi Moore but I think the first six guys mentioned are definitely the creme topping of this movie. Who will be the cherry on top? Maybe it’s gonna be a what instead cause the whole story looks promising as well. Though it already had its opening at Sundance Film Festival it’s yet to hit the big screens this upcoming on October 21st
• J. Edgar: While Margin Call gathers a lot of great male actors, J. Edgar doesn’t want to fail to deliver the same amount of greatness. Starting with the man behind the camera – Clint Eastwood brings onto the screen the story of J. Edgar Hoover (written by Dustin Lance Black who put Milk on paper which of course he won an Oscar for) the list continues with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Ed Westwick (his first very serious movie role!?), Dermot Mulroney and Judi Dench. Not bad either, considering that both of these movies probably end up winning a lot of awards. For J. Edgar you have to wait until the 9th of November. (PS: Leo with brown eyes is weird or is it just me?)