Heath Ledger, Too Early

Heath Ledger, the up and coming actor who was just nominated for an oscar two years ago for his role in Brokeback Mountain and who is starring as the new Joker in The Dark Knight, died today at 3:36 pm. He was found by his housekeeper in his apartment unconscious with spilled perscription pills on the ground next to him. The death is an apparent drug over-dose. He was only 28 years old. 

Advertisements

Atonement

Of course this movie was good, you’d have to be an idiot to think otherwise, even if you haven’t seen it you know it’ll be good because its already basically got a 50% shot at getting best picture. The reason your reading this review isn’t to find out if it was good or not, its to find out HOW good it was. The movie is a about a forbidden love and how it’s torn apart by imagination and war. The movie was visually amazing and was extremely well written, it was also very detailed, but had a few flaws like all movies do. There was a problem though, it wasn’t a problem with the movie per-say, but more of a problem with me. Through out the whole movie, it felt like it was just a movie that wanted to get awards, as opposed to No Country and Sweeney Todd felt like they were actually  trying to be good movies in which they succeeded. I’m going to give this movie the grade it deserves, because it was an amazing movie, but when it comes to he best picture award at the oscars, I pray that this doesn’t win. What a perfect movie is, is when a movie is both entertaining throughout, while at the same time being a piece of art. Well, when it comes to art, Atonement surely succeeded, but when it comes to being an entertaining movie throughout, it just lags a bit behind. Don’t get me wrong this was an entertaining movie, but when it’s competing against two extremely entertaining movies like No Country For Old Men and Sweeney Todd, it doesn’t even come close to taking the cake. The reason I don’t think this movie should win is this: Movies were invented to entertain, that is a movies purpose and the Academy might give the award to Atonement over No Country and Sweeney Todd, just because it was just a bit more artistic, and a lot less entertaining, that’s bull shit. Like I said before I’m going to give this movie the grade it deserves, but what it doesn’t deserve is the Academy Award for Best Picture.  Grade: A-

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Words to describe Sweeney Todd: Dark, Gruesome, Bloody, Disturbing, and above all else, Art. Sweeney Todd was fantastic and was one of Tim Burton’s best, if not his best work. Like any other Burton movie you watch, it was dark, but it will have times with very vibrant bright colors, such as Christmas land in Nightmare Before Christmas, or the different colored houses in Edward Scissorhands. Every single actor in the movie was fantastic. The songs are entertaining and brilliant. Keep in mind that most of this movie is singing, if you really don’t like musicals, don’t see this movie. Some musicals are pretty good, some suck, this one is a masterpiece. The ending was fantastic and is opposite of what you would call a Hollywood ending. The movie was entertaining and beautiful from the opening credits (which were amazing) to the final bloody fade out.  Grade: A+ 

Quotes 5

See if you can get these:

  1.  Ak-47, when you absolutely positively gotta kill every motha fucka in the room, except no substitutes.
  2. I’ll be back faster then you can say, BLAST OFF!
  3. If the road you followed brought you here, what was the point of the road.
Help:
  1.  ___ ___
  2. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
  3. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Juno

Of course the movie thats getting all the hype right now, Juno. When I went to see this movie I was expecting to laugh as much as I did during Knocked Up, because its a movie with basically the same story and with an actor from one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time, Superbad. Let me tell you, when it comes to laughs I was disappointed, basically anytime I laughed in the trailer was how much I would’ve laughed during the movie if I hadn’t already seen the trailer. I am sorry to say that, but on the lighter side of things, when it comes to the movie itself I will say that I was a bit surprised. This movie actually holds its own at being quite original and where it lacks in laughs it made up for it in realism and dialogue. This movie wasn’t spectacular by any means, but it was pretty good. When and if you do see this movie, know that you won’t laugh as much as you think, but you will watch a realalistic-yet-strange dramedy. Grade: B +