As shallow as a kiddie pool —
Toure via Twitter.
This sums up The Great Gatsby in its entirety. I was sorely disappointed and feel like the book should just have never been made into movies. I haven’t seen the 20s version of the film. I don’t plan to. Ever.
It was incredibly animated. And awkward. Some of the scenes felt like I was watching an actor forget his lines on a (live) stage play.
If I was the type of person to fall asleep in movie theatres, I would have. I also would have walked out but I had to finish it so that I could have a complete opinion.
I feel sorry for the high profile actors in this film. Leonardo di Caprio. Tobey Mcguire. Carey Mulligan, etc etc…They’re good actors in general, but this was a step backwards. Sadly, still no Oscar for Leo.
I’m starting to think that there’s no way for The Great Gatsby to be a good movie. (<—possible Engrish) I mean Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay for the 1974 version with Robert Redford **swoon** FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA!!! It cannot be saved.
I’m going to watch Midnight in Paris (for the second time in a week) to restore my faith in F. Scott Fitzgerald once again.
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. — Simone de Beauvoir
I’ve recently been in the mood to watch some foreign films. So I asked my friend, Michelle, to send me a list of recommended films because I know she’s cultured like that. And so I have been participating in a private foreign film festival, with fellow eager beaver, Noluthando.
Then I got to Spanish film, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In). IMDB describes it as:
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
I somehow feel that this description doesn’t even begin to describe what the story is really about. It’s somewhat of a second storyline that becomes non-existent thirty minutes into the movie
There’s a twist that I cannot reveal because I really need for you to watch this film.
It was a confusing and a little bit of a disturbing film.
Disturbing because a deranged “tiger” (who is really a human on the run from the law) who licks TV screens and has scars on his face that could haunt you in your sleep.
Confusing because the story jumps through time, and so much happens. Well, maybe because I didn’t really focus (because it all seemed to make perfect sense when I watched it the second time).
Any way, here is a trailer. Hopefully, it will convince you if I haven’t already. Although it’s a really bad trailer lol
UPDATE: I have no yet seen this films but I intend to soon soon. In the mean time, The Bioscope is showing a Mystery Hitchcock film. Any of his movies will do. He was a genius.
My Vimeo Week: Day 4 & 5 with a bonus.
Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, enough said.
The Day He Arrives. Absolutely beautiful trailer but tells me nothing about the movie. I don’t mind.
Robot & Frank. Delightful story of friendship, with a twist.
We don’t even know what we want to do with our lives-until we find a relative or a friend who is doing just what we think we should be doing. Everything is relative… — Dan Ariely. Predictably Irrational.
Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock. The meat it feeds on. — Iago. Othello. William Shakespeare
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Things change. 2005 papal election vs. 2013 papal election (via @todayshow) http://instagr.am/p/W2BuMLQLRB/ pic.twitter.com/uwS00CLLcv
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