Movies I can’t wait to see!

There are some really great movies coming out. We are heading into fall where those dramatic contenders come out. I love movie trailers and I usually go and see a film based on the trailer and not so much the actor’s starring in the film. There are quite a few good ones out right now. So here are the one’s I’ve put on my must watch list.

Riot Club — I love class stories, the look at the haves and have nots never gets old.

The Theory of Everything — Looks so romantic!

Samba — Another romantic one

Rose Water — Intense

 

At The Movies – Lucy

lucySo I went and saw Lucy. I have to admit I already knew I was going to see the film. It’s just up my alley. Unfortunately I almost didn’t go and see it because most people I spoke to didn’t like it and because of this article. Thank God I am a woman of my own mind!  Well I’m glad I didn’t listen to any of them. To quote the playwright Christopher Durang’s play Beyond Therapy “you missed the metaphor”.   This is an esoteric film guised as an action film, so if you’re not open-minded our interested in quantum physics, etc you may feel disappointed. I happen to looooove all those things so this was perfect for me. The metaphor was not lost on me. I wished they had even pushed themselves beyond what they created. It reminded me of the Matrix which i wanted to go and watch as soon as the movie ended. Which by the way, I didn’t want the movie to end. The movie ended and I just sat there so sad because I wanted more, I wanted them to go further. Speaking of the ending I fully agree with it. I think it’s completely true and was a really good visual representation of what we humans are  in relation to the universe as a whole and what our part is in it.  I would love to hear what you guys thought of it. Or if maybe you haven’t seen or have been on the fence, go see it, but do so with an open mind.

At The Movies – Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

Loved it!  Loved it, loved it, loved it. I always love it. What did I love. Jason Clarke, and my absolute favorite Master Gary Oldman. Top of my list of people I’d love to work with. This movie has heart, which is why I think they work. Andy Serkis does such an amazing job of giving Caesar heart and soul. You care about him and thus forget that this is an ape that speaks.  It’s so easy to suspend belief when the emphasis is placed on character as opposed to effects, which is what I feel they do with this film.  I feel the film is about community, connection, acceptance and tolerance. If you haven’t seen it and was considering to do so please do go ahead you won’t be disappointed. MV5BMTgwODk3NDc1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTc1NjQwMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_You will leave with and open mind and an open heart.

 

At The Movies – Maleficent

So I am definitely in a mode of change. Doing things I wouldn’t normally do. Getting out of my comfort zone. Needless to say as much as I love Angelina Jolie I was not planning on seeing Maleficent, at all. But some how I found myself in the theater. My friend Lucy invited me  to the late show, I NEVER  go to the late show but I said yes because change and second it was to see this again I said yes to change. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Either I’m changing or maybe I don’t really know myself because first I”m enjoying 22 Jump Street and now Maleficent.

 I have to say I am a Disney fan and Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Disney film, which explains a lot about how I approach life and problems but that’s a whole other post. So I was expecting it to be in the same vein, but it wasn’t it was empowering and I was inspired and I just love how they empowered both women. I love how Maleficent had layers as a woman’s heart does have. It was such a beautiful love story. I don’t want to give it away but true love scene really got me and I wasn’t expecting it to be who it was. I was expecting it to be the other person in the room,  and not the obvious choice. But you’ll have to watch it to see !

At The Movies — 22 Jump Street

I’m not one to see the goofy young adult movies. But in an effort to change, get out of my comfort zone and light the hell up, I went and saw 22 Jump Street.  Let me repeat again this is not the kind of movie I watch. Not at all! And I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I had fun, I laughed out loud, yes right along with the teenagers and I felt no shame. I really enjoyed.

 

I’ve long since been a fan of Jonah Hill even though I haven’t seen his lighter work. But I respect as artist, a young man, and business man. He seems very ground yet fun. So he was the main reason I went to see the film. But I must say I enjoyed Channing Tatum as well. These guys had great chemistry, and they were funny. I love how Jonah has no problem making fun at himself and being the joke. And I love how Channing accepted the “dumb jock” role. These guys have really embraced their casting and have building a good solid career from it.

So if you haven’t seen it, give it a go. You’ll have a good time.