Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone was not what I expected and the unusual twists will keep you guessing as to what is real. Something interesting is how this movie was shot. Watch closely, think about how it looks. Do you like this style? Did it help with the reality of the scenes?


The Judge…..A watch for style and enjoyment.

thejudgeThe Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. It’s about a lawyer who goes home for his mother’s funeral and stays to defend his father who is a judge.
This is one of those films that my advance writing Professor (Dr. Fredericksmeyer) would probably have me watch to talk about. Watch it once for the enjoyment of these two actors and watch it a second time for it’s other great qualities like scene changes, flashbacks, and other elements that make this one of those discussion movies.
Enjoy the show.

Midnight In Paris & Magic In The Moonlight

midnightinparisMidnight In Paris starring Owen Wilson.
An interesting story about a writer. No the movie I expected and was pleasantly surprised because it’s a Woody Allen movie. As a matter of fact both of these movies are. And I found both not like any Woody Allen movies I had seen before.
magicinthemoonlightMagic In The Moonlight starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth brings us back to the time of spiritualist and the men who showed them to be frauds. It’s funny and worth a look.
Enjoy the movie.

If Daniel Craig retires as James Bond maybe Rupert Penry-Jones?

rupert2If you haven’t seen or heard of this dashing British Actor then where have you been hiding. rupert1He has been in a number of good TV series and he is very talented. MI-5, Whitechapel, The 39 Steps and Silk just to name some of his more recent shows. Take a look and see what you think.

Feature movie with!!!!& about!!!!

Sometimes you see an actor or actress in a role and all you can do is image them in a bigger role. Either as the person they are playing as a bit part sparks that idea or something in another role makes you see them differently. Here are two examples.
rwteddyWhat if Robin Williams did a a feature length movie playing Teddy Roosevelt.
angelina-jolie-3-500x375angelina-jolie-1-300x400What if Angelina Jolie did a feature length movie playing Audrey Hepburn.

Simon Peg & Nick Frost: Hot Fuzz & The World’s End

hotfuzzHot Fuzz and The World’s End are two funny and connected movies. They are part of what has been termed the Cornetto Trilogy, which Shaun of the Dead is a part of. For those of you that don’t know what a Cornetto is, it’s a waffle cone ice cream. The films revolve around small garden communities and gags about jumping fences. Peoples names in The World’s End have royal last names and in Hot Fuzz have horror connotation last names. If you haven’t seen either of these it is worth watching along with Shaun of the Dead. Drinking and pubs are also part of this fun set of films.worldsend So have some fun, grab a pint of ale, or ice cream and enjoy the trilogy.

The Negotiator, Good not negotiationing on that.

negotiatorThe other night this movie was on really late and no matter how tired I was I couldn’t turn it off. It’s one of those that you may figure out who actually did it before the end but it’s hard to tear yourself away for the movie. Staring Kevin Spacey, Samuel L Jackson, David Morse, the late J.T. Walsh and Paul Giamatti among other actors that you will certainly recognize.
Here is a clip that may get you hooked.

Two Men, each with one standout character, pass away.

peterotoolePeter O’Toole died at 81. His most memorable character may be “Lawrence” from Lawrence of Arabia. Acted in some 93 productions. Nominated for countless awards and won 33 awards including an honorary Oscar.

Tom Laughlin died at 82. His most memorable character may be “Billy Jack” for the films by the same name.
Acted in 37 productions, he received his only award for Billy Jack. Some people forget that he was in the 1957 film South Pacific.

Two Actors: Dennis Quaid and Clancy Brown!

If your are not aware of these two actors where have you been hiding.
Seriously Dennis Quaid has 77 credits in movies with some of my favorites being,
Vantage Point, DragonHeart, D.O.A., Innerspace and Caveman.
Clancy Brown has 215 credits to his name and my small list of favorites includes,
Highlander, Earth 2, Starship Troopers, Cowboys vs Aliens, Carnivàle.
If you haven’t checked out some of these, find them and then post what you liked.
Enjoy your popcorn!