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This movie is your basic crowd pleaser but the movie does do a good job of keeping you interested. I was hesitant to watch it because I felt that I have seen every civil rights movie that could possibly be made. This movie did a very good job of taking a new take on the civil rights movements. It was very well acted and well directed. Of course the stars of the film Stone, Davis, and Spencer were great but the actress I was most impressed by was Jessica Chastain. She hasn't been acting very long but pulled out an amazing performance. She played Celia Foote and this character had to deal with so much as the "society ladies" treated her as an outsider. There were not many surprises with this movie... a lot was given away in the previews. There was one scene that I will never forget which may become one of those all-time classic movie scenes. You will know what I am talking about when you see what Minny does to her "employer" when seeking vengeance. Overall I was very impressed with how entertaining the movie was. Every character was very well portrayed and the movie was very well done. My only issue with the movie was I was not too impressed with the originality it just felt like the story has been done too many times before but don't get me wrong it is still entertaining and that's why I would give it a B- (WW!).
It has been over a month since my last post and I have seen a lot of movies since then. Over the last month my favorite movie has probably been the last 'Harry Potter'. Not only was it the best Harry Potter movie in my opinion it was a great movie overall. That will probably be the last time we will see an eighth installment being the best of a series. The movie most NWW over the last month would probably 'Conan the Barbarian'. All I have to stay is non-stop pointless action.
Well I want to dedicate the rest of this post to 'The Beaver'. I know a lot of you saw the trailer for this a couple of months ago expecting something else due to the suggestive title, but sorry to disappoint you the movie is really about a stuffed animal. It is an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black (Mel Gibson) was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life (RT).
This was Jodie Foster third time trying to direct a movie and she finally got it right. When you think of a movie about depression you often times will avoid it like the plague because nobody likes a depressing movie. That is not the case with this movie... it is one of the most heartfelt movies I have seen in a while. Gibson, Foster, Yelchin, and Lawrence all give superb performances. Gibson's performance may be one of his best performances all time. I believe Foster hit all the cylinders just right with the cinematography, sound track, script, and acting. She was able to maintain balance of the movie when it could have easily got out of hand. We all know Mel's reputation is on the line and if you can look past that you will enjoy this movie. This movie deserves a solid B (WW!).
This is probably one of my favorite movies of the year. I am bias towards this movie because I wrestled for 8 years. If you have never wrestled you will still find a way to connect to this movie. It does have a message so if you are one of those people that hate movies that try to offer a message you might want to avoid this movie. This movie was written and directed by Thomas McCarthy of whom I am a big fan since his last movie 'The Visitor'. Being an independent film it is still very entertaining and has just the right amount of character development and builds up very well to its climax and has a great ending. A (WW!).
This is arguably the best X-Men movie thus far. It was a breath of fresh air because the last two X-Men movies ('Last Stand' and 'Wolverine') were awful. 'First Class' definitely revives the franchise with a pinch of James Bond and two large scoops of awesomeness. A- (WW!).