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The Purge
The Purge (2013)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I liked it although it focused too much on the home-invasion part than on the world they'd created. I want to see a prequel and a sequel.

Les MisÚrables
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's been too long since I saw a perfect movie and Les Miserables is definitely one of them, I haven't seen the musical and I haven't read the book and therefore, I don't hold this movie to any expectations whatsoever.

Firstly, the cast. Superb. Mind-blowing. I can't express in words my delight at the performances. I'm awe-struck. I'm amazed. The performances were so inspiring so real. They were able to invoke a myriad of emotions in me - pain, heartbreak, sorrow, despair, longing, happiness, hope, fear, disgust, anger. It was a true roller coaster..

Secondly, the singing. I loved it. The performances felt intimate and real. Sure they are not Broadway singers but they don't have to be if they can bare all of the emotions and bring out the highlight theme in a musical performance. Of my favorites were Fantine's (Anne Hathaway), Eponine (Samantha Banks), Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and of course Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman). I was particularly impressed with Samantha Banks and Eddie Redmayne. Amanda Seyfried's voice was also quite surprisingly good.

Overall, it;s a brilliant film; one that entertains, invokes emotions deep inside and provokes thought on the various issues of morality and ethics all through its duration. This is one HELL of a movie NOT to be missed.

Suicide Room (Sala Samobojcow)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie deals with two very real issues of today's youth - sexuality and suicide. Even though, I really wanted to like this movie, I just couldn't get past the glamorization of suicide and violent behavior. As a gay person struggling with my own sexuality and living in a repressed society, I was appalled by the sudden and absurd turn of events. From an innocent kiss that brought the onset of unrealized emotions to an internet addiction to a suicidal tendency. I won't argue what reasons are good enough reasons to try to commit suicide but you're at a fault if you don't realize you have a problem or try to fix it. Dominik's father gave the impression that he was okay with his son being gay as long as he didn't embarrass him by kissing male statues... As for his friends, it could've possibly blown over sooner or later or if it hadn't he could've just alienated them from his life. I mean there were options but the character doesn't seem to want to take the necessary steps.

However, this film highlights another very important issue - the lack of mental health support in schools/home/society in general. The parents' prioritization of work over family along with their lack of a serious attitude towards Dominik's illness adds flair of reality to this situation. The acting is over-done at parts with a few unwarranted tears here and there but it's heart wrenching and downright depressing and if that was intended then bravo!, job well done. I have certain qualms about the story; I didn't see the whole my-world-is-falling-apart thing in this movie. Instead, I saw my-world-suddenly-fell-apart-in-a-matter-of-hours...

Again, I wanted to like this movie, it's about issues I care about but it just tried to focus on everything all at once without really giving a cause for the effect.

Resident Evil: Retribution
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

If you want a movie with substance, emotional depth and gripping characters you've obviously come to the wrong place. Resident Evil: Retribution provides mind-blowing thrills and action for the regular junkie with its brilliant 3D and state-of-the-art cinematic effects. The premise becomes silly in some places, the dialogues bland, the acting awful but at the end of the day, Resident Evil: Retribution does not fail to entertain. And with its strong performance commercially, it is safe to assume that it's here to stay.