Posted: June 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Movie Review, News | Tags: Central Intelligence Agency, DPRK, James Franco, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Seth Rogen, The Interview | Comments Off on DPRK Calls Hollywood Movie an ‘Act of War’
Our most fovourite dictatorship, the DPRK has released a statement warning the US of serious retaliation if an upcoming comedy casting irony at the North Korean leader is not banned immediately.
North Korea has denounced a ‘The Interview’ a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism, the communist nation has threatened to unleash a “merciless counter-measure” if Washington fails to ban the movie.
The movie, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is scheduled for release in October this year :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 13th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Movie Review, REBLOG! | Tags: Ben Falcone, Catherine Keener, Enough Said, Film review, Flick, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Friends With Money, James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Likely Story, Lovely and Amazing, Marcelo Zarvos, MC65 BLOG, Nicole Holofcener, Toni Collette, Walking and Talking, Xavier Pérez Grobet | Comments Off on REBLOG! Enough Said
I don’t generally do film reviews on my personal blog, Enough Said however has a personal twist. Formalities out of the way: This 2013 American romantic comedy was written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, Walking and Talking, Friends With Money and the insanely neat Lovely and Amazing. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini – in one of his final film roles – Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, and Toby Huss. The film was released on September 18, 2013 and received widespread acclaim from critics.
Holofcener has wonderful knack of portraying solid women in film, for me though, her understanding of aging – for both sexes – is what gives this film proper gravity :: Read the full blog post »»»»
Posted: November 4th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Movie Review | Tags: Anonymous, Art News, Cinema, Favorite New Thought . . ., Film review, Flick, Joely Richardson, Rafe Spall, Rhys Ifans, Roland Emmerich, Shakespeare, Vanessa Redgrave | Comments Off on Film Review: Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall,
Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson
Director: Roland Emmerich
In Cinemas: Now
In his 1998 survey – Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human – Harold Bloom provides an analysis of each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, “twenty-four of which are masterpieces.” Written as a companion to the general reader and theatergoer.
Bloom declares that bardolatry ought to be even more of a secular religion than it already is. Bloom contends in this work that Shakespeare Invented Humanity, in that he prescribed the now common practice of Overhearing Ourselves, which he says drives our changes.
I’m not suggesting that Roland Emmerich’s latest film – Anonymous – in which the filmmakers introduce an alternative history of the Bard, then promptly sets about dismantling all we think we know, and all we’ve learnt about Shakespeare, is in anyway based on any form of fact, it’s a little more ambiguous in it’s take on possibilities. If shakespeare had written a 39th play though, Anonymous could very well have been his plot. Critics have been short on praise for Emmerich – the director of Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow – most squarking that taking on a British period drama was a huge misdemeanor for one of Hollywood’s blockbuster kings.
The far to clever Luke Buckmaster of crikey.com wrote: “Much of the running time consists of well coiffed regal authorities conversing in dark hallways. Ignore the interesting ideas the script’s premise implies: Anonymous is not about how streaks of greatness can come from unexpected places or about how geniuses can be shunned from the history books, at least not in any meaningful ways. The acting is soporific, the writing dull and Emmerich’s fish-out-of-water direction is surprisingly consistent — he provides the film a steady ebb and flow — but lacklustre. Full disclosure: despite feeling well rested and wide awake when I entered the cinema, I slept through around 20 minutes of the second act” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Flick, Love and Other Drugs, Movie Review, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Tags: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Elizabeth Olsen, Flick, Fox Searchlight, Love and Other Drugs, Martha Marcy May Marlene, News, Sean Durkin, socially engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Comments Off on Cult of Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsens latest film is the first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene is certainly a stylistically assured debut, mysterious, moody, unbearably tense…
One of the benefits of a large family is that, of several children, your more likely to turn out at least one normal adult. A point in case are the Olsen sisters. Elizabeth Olsen is a commandingly lovely actress, wistful, with soulful eyes and a gracefilled figure, Elizabeth cuts a fine figure on the screen.
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Posted: September 10th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Movie Review | Tags: Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Drive, Film review, Flick, Nicolas Winding Refn, Oscar Isaac, Ron Perlman, Ryan Gosling | Comments Off on Movie Review: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive
There aren’t too many benefits of being over 35 years old, one standout that insures enjoyment is a remembrance of the 70’s. I can hear the cries now, sorry but I’m adamant, the 70’s WAS the style decade of the last century, just get to grips with it!
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks
Release Date: 16 September 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Genre: Action, Thriller
We Rate Drive : ★★★★★ [thats 5 ot of 5]
Summary: ‘Drive’ is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver/mechanic – Gosling – who moonlights as the superlative getaway driver-for-hire in the gritty criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene – Mulligan. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best – Drive!
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Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Movie Review, Uncategorized | Tags: Appolo 18, Film, Movie | Comments Off on Film! Appollo 18
Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason weÂve never gone back to the moon :: Read the full article »»»»