Never have I’ve been so confused and utterly uncertain about a movie, than I am about High-Rise. Adapted from a novel by the same name, High-Rise demonstrates gorgeous cinematography and a great soundtrack, but delivers such a baffling plot, that I can’t even pinpoint its main idea. And if there is an idea, most likely aimed towards social issues, its buried under so much chaos and ridiculousness, that High-Rise feels utterly weak.
Whilst I’m definitely not the person to be watching young adult supernatural movies, I seemed to have one of those self-torturing moods that resulted in me literally wasting my time on teen romance. Beautiful Creatures, in a long run, is indeed a waste of time because it doesn’t really offer anything new and refreshing and since I have read the novel it’s based on, I’m especially disappointed how this one turned out.
I know it’s not my typical review posting day but I have a little goal to fill and that is to get to 60 reviews and this being the 60th I thought why not do a Sunday one to finish off the last week of 2012. And what better way to do so that to admit that I kind of liked The Words but not really, to be honest, I didn’t expect to have any positive feelings at all but that happened so, I liked it. I also didn’t know that Jeremy Irons was in it (there’s a consequence of my non-interest towards Cooper and his movies) and if I’d known that, this review would be already written months ago!
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?)