Hey thanks for your comments about PARIAH but it's NOT a hollywood movie it's a first time writer/director and recent NYU film school grad by the name of Dee Rees who produced the film on a microbudget. If you want to see a different story you can relate to, you'll have to either wait patiently (and perhaps indefinitely) or make the movie yourself. Best wishes in 2012!
If you're looking for the biblical account of "Noah" you probably will be disappointed with this film but if your looking for a dramatic account that touches on the key moral points of this biblical story this film definitely succeeds. The acting is sensational and the effects are incredible. The script is fine although slow at times but I believe the most significant feature in it is that it let's you feel what a person who witnessed and went through the great flood might feel and how they could react. I can understand how the biblical scholar would be disappointed in the film but films are supposed to be entertaining and make you think not just give you the facts. *** ARKS
What can I say the wolf got me! I expected to find a movie that was gratuitous with sex and drugs but found all those aspects important in telling this story. I expected to have no feeling for the main character but the wonderful script and the acting of Leonardo DiCaprio pulled me in and left with true empathetic feelings. I guess they truly know how to sell a pen. In terms of film-making this film deserves the nomination of best movie of the year with a wonderful score, great cinematography and incredible sets not to mention again the terrific acting and script. It's going to be a tough race to decide. MY PICKS FOR THE OSCAR WINNERS SHOULD APPEAR LATER THIS WEEK on budrebelproductions.com
There is no way a book or documentary could capture the despicable act of slavery in all it's aspects as "12 Years A Slave" has done. What "Shilinder's List" brought to the viewer concerning the Holocaust "12 Years A Slave" has succeeded with concerning slavery in America. At times this film is extremely painful to watch but without that pain the viewer could not truly understand the horror of slavery. In terms of film-making "12 Years of Slave" captures all the elements; great acting, wonderful cinematography, terrific costumes and a script that truly enables us to explore all the aspects of the characters. The only negative comment is some scenes could have been left out because they didn't advance the story or give it additional depth It is true that people go to the movies to be entertained but sometimes the entertainment might be hard to digest. What is key is to a movie is the lasting impression it leaves on it's viewer and "12 Years A Slave" will leave an impression that will last a lifetime.
***** Stars- WORTHY OF IT'S NOMINATION OF BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR along with "American Hustle"
Gravity in one word "predictable". The special effects were amazing and sound score worked quite well with the action but the story was so predictable I don't have a clue on how this is considered in the nomination of best movie of the year. Sandra Bullock did a fine job in her role but nothing outstanding and George Clooney played his typical role. Just because a film has some great looking scenes doesn't make it a great film.
Gravity gets ** moon rockets. You can a half of a rocket for special effects.
It's a movie you truly want to love but with out the depth of character development it's truly hard. The story tells the true story of what our navy seals battle and die for in their call of duty and touches on their brotherhood yet it misses the mark. If we had met these four individuals during boot camp, with their families and/or during their youth it would have truly rounded out their characters and made it a wonderful film.