Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Movies I Saw During the Break

  • Unbroken
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
  • Into the Woods

Anyone who isn't going to read the book, needs to see Unbroken strictly because you need to know Louis Zamperini's story as a human being, especially if you are American. The film feels mostly like un-capitalized potential, but there's still lots of brilliance in it.

While Unbroken would feel more like a chore to many, I HIGHLY recommend The Imitation Game  to everyone, because they will enjoy it and be bettered by it. Like Louis Zamperini, Alan Turing is another man everyone should learn about. It is by miles the best movie I've seen this year and I don't have much to say about it beyond the fact that it's perfect. Everything, the screenplay, the cinematography, the costumes, the score, comes together seamlessly. Benedict Cumberbatch surpasses the hype and Keira Knightley haters can suck it.

The Theory of Everything is brilliant. Eddie Redmayne is convincing throughout, yet remains charming and likable despite the character's circumstances. Felicity Jones is heartbreaking. It's just a dang good movie.

The Hobbit is a three hour fight scene so if you like using your brain, proceed with caution.

I liked Into the Woods. It was good.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Uptown Funk

Kind of late, but are we all grateful that we're living in the same era as Bruno Mars? I think we're taking this for granted. It's even better live.