Kamis, 10 Oktober 2013

Gravity Movie Review

http://twitchfilm.com/assets_c/2013/05/2013%20-%20Gravity-thumb-300xauto-38425.jpgGravity (2013)

At times during this cinematic odyssey, you might think you've awakened in adult space camp.
You're up there or is it out there? untethered, floating about in zero gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

But is that really what this interesting, if not always enjoyable, film is about?

http://undertheradar.military.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/gravitycuaronbullockclooney.jpgThe Movie Slut thinks not. Though she won't give away her interpretation. Suffice it to say, that it's not until the end of this flick that the message is revealed. And she thinks it's worth waiting for.


Don Jon Movie Review

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTiaS80GDk-Lj1goNonUVhavzhDH9TDVKpcog-FU-XpfB59ktj8Don Jon (2013)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a triple threat.  He's the writer, director and star of this modern-day variation on the Don Juan story.

Jon is a Lothario. He never goes home alone. But as sexy as his gal-pals are, in his mind they never match the ones he ogles on his computer screen.

Enter, Scarlett Johansson, a real life babe. Will she cure our porn-addicted protagonist?
The Movie Slut will not answer that question. But she will say that for all its preoccupation with sex, this flick is about relationships.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQamDTUCoc3Megj20JL3LtGrkSnrMMuxVCmzsEtzyS7SgF3Jas-It's a dynamo of a movie. Watching it is like sipping a Jolt cocktail. But it's not the first time a spectacular flick has taken off on Don Juan's story.

Jumat, 13 September 2013

The Family Movie Review

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE2MzI0MzkyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjQ2MDM2OQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpgThe Family (2013)

The trouble with this "family flick" is that at nearly two hours, it's a good hour too short.
Like when have you heard the Movie Slut say that before? Like never.

It's not a comedy that will have you doubled over with hilarity, but one that maintains a gleefully zany plot and superb comedic action from start to too-soon finish.
http://www.moviesmacktalk.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Robert-DeNiro-The-Family-2013-Movie-Still-3.jpgOur witness-protected family, masquerading as the all-American Blakes, have arrived in France, sparking more Franco-American strife than we've experienced since the freedom fries brouhaha. But these jokes, tickling as they are, are secondary to the sociopathic antics of these goodfellas and gals.

Robert de Niro, as the head of the psycho family, nailed it. And Michelle Pfeiffer, who's already been Married to the Mob, more than reprises her role.

Give thanks each day that they're not the folks next door. But do meet them at the multiplex.

Senin, 26 Agustus 2013

Jobs Movie Review

Jobs (2013)

With all due respect for the Supreme Court, corporations are NOT people. But if they were, Apple is a company that seems to have a pulse and heartbeat and the ability, if not to love, then to be loved.

http://1.fwcdn.pl/po/08/90/650890/7561114.3.jpgYou'll have to excuse the Movie Slut for such hyperbole. But she's been an Apple believer and lover since she took her first bite. She's never owned another computer. She knew it was a superior product even when it was looking down, if not out. Then, of course, there was the comeback.

Jobs, the movie, was not embraced by many critics. But maybe the problem is the title. What if the movie were called Apple? It is, after all, the story of the company as much as the man.

It opens in 2001 with Steve Jobs introducing the revolutionary iPod. Then we go back to the mid-'70s to meet the visionary who believed that what we wanted now was not a chicken in every pot, but a personal computer on ever desk.

The MS remembers those early days when home computing was in its infancy. The movie captures the exhilaration of the time when this new, seemingly miraculous, machine was being introduced. She read everything she could about it. She took courses to learn to operate it. It was the future.
The movie captures all of this, as well as the ups and downs of the company and the man.

Some critics complained that Aston Kutcher was out of his depth in the role. Not so, the MS says. He carries the movie and does a superlative job of reminding us that you don't always have to be one of the pack, that you can risk failure, that it's OK to follow your dream when others are telling you it's a nightmare.

Minggu, 25 Agustus 2013

Blue Jasmine Movie Preview

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/Blue_Jasmine_poster.jpgBlue Jasmine (2013)

In this years installment of the world according to Woody Allen, our beloved director goes bi-coastal.

Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a spoiled Park Avenue socialite, is the East Coast sister.  Ginger (Sally Hawkins) lives decidedly downscale and happier in San Francisco.

Sadly, Jasmine has had a reversal of fortune that necessitates moving in with Ginger.
It's not pretty. And not funny either. Woody has gone dark in this one, though some amusing characters, played by a sterling cast, will put some smiles on faces.

http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article2299551.ece/alternates/s2197/BLUE-JASMINE.jpg"What do you think he was saying?" the Movie Slut asked her companion as they left the multiplex.

It wasn't until hours later that she figured out Woody's message. At least what she thinks it is.
Of course, she won't give it away. But here's one clue. If she's right, this entertaining film is also quite self-serving.

http://ourgoldenage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/GAC_BlueJasmine.jpgSee what you think. And feel free to leave your interpretation in the comment box.