I was undecided between reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swan", playing some videogames and watching "The Manchurian Candidate", the 2004 version. I choose all three, and I'm writing all this after watching the movie. Of course, alternately I stopped the movie, reading from the book, which is fascinating - I want to finish it today as well - and playing some card decks, or some levels at various arkanoid type games. It offers the brain exactly what it needs, concentration, smoothness and … [Read more...]
Movies of all kind from an artistic point of view, reviews or opinions.
According to critics and various comments, The Social Network depicts an aggressive and unscrupulous Mark Zuckerberg, who stole ideas and has no respect for his friends and associates. It is suggested even that he framed Sean "Napster" Parker, to kick him off from the position he acquired. The book the film is based on, The Accidental Billionaires, is less aggressive regarding Zuckerberg, is decent when expressing the characters’ view, and is biased toward Eduardo Saverin, who, as mentioned in … [Read more...]
Marie Antoinette is a film directed and written by Sofia Coppola Nominated to Palme D’Or but winning only the Cinema Prize of the French National Education System at Cannes in the same year, this marvelous and sensitive film is a joy of the eye. The best she ever directed. The music choice is also extremely inspired, with the costumes by Milena Canonero who won herself an Academy Award for them. Kirsten Dunst (the Interview With the Vampire revelation, movie based on Ann Rice's … [Read more...]
Magnificent Wes Anderson! And Noah Baumbach, the writer of this marvelous masterpiece of a film, animated motion picture. “Alcohol is dangerous to the health” and “Go-hide-in-your-rat-holes-and-leave-us-along-to-make-more-and-more-shitloads-of-money” can be the morale of this wonderful tale, along with something more, regarding the pursue of true talent, friendship, humanity and the instinct to survive. Plenty of voice talent as well, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, (a … [Read more...]
This is not necessarily about a genre per se, it’s about Solomon Kane, a movie that hardly saves face with the impressive cast, better than Van Helsing anyway, which is a stupid fantasy. At least Solomon Kane is a Gothic fantasy, pushed even to the limit of SciFi with a Transformers’ inspired “beast” (one of the multitude of Devil crones) and the Highlander Series inspired soul-energy surge, you’ll see if you have the patience to spend (let say spend, not lose) effectively 94 minutes, or the … [Read more...]
By saying comedy , I think to the film genre, not other form of the arts palette, and with She's Out of My League I'm starting this genre posts on my blog. In a positive note I can say that it’s a hard time to find a good comedy these days, but if you’re not giving up so quick, you’ll be successful enough for the effort made to be deserved. Big fan of movies anyway, I happened to stumble upon some good stuff. I was more attracted by the “serious” type, politicos, gross substance kinda Syriana or … [Read more...]