Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

At first I thought I wasn't going to like this movie for a number of reasons but I was wrong. It was better. I dare you to go see it if you haven't already. Those who don't like it are clinging onto a shoddy past. The previous franchise doesn't need your devotion and they don't deserve it! REMEMBER: TOPHER GRACE WAS CAST AS VENOM! I liked the first two and I'll do my best to honor and rank them accordingly--but not until I see some sequels here. This could end up being George Clooney vs Christian Bale.. too soon to tell. I liked that he had cartridges and I liked The Lizard. I think this series will be better if they keep up the good drama. Sorry Tobey and Kirsten.. Mostly Kirsten ;) ==But I recommend it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In the Last Minutes of Thursday, July 12, 2012

We wish for life to be like a film. I find this interesting since film itself tries so desperately, at times, to imitate life--at others theatre, and still others paintings--but all these things life. We try so desperately to make ourselves like these movies, these daydreams.. perhaps because they seem somewhat eternal--to us at least. They have existed throughout our existence and so we mimic them and feel something magical.

They appear this way after preservation through the hands of many master craftsmen. And all these things modeling life...

If only we could look in the mirror--NO, the mirror is inadequate--the eyes of another, or better yet, the eyes of the eternal. Perhaps, if we could see this way we would see things more beautiful than any painting. We are the models which torment these wannabe gods, these painters, these filmmakers. I strive to see all in this light. Those days where things, even just a single object, shines just right.. well, those are the best days.
I watched a movie called Angel-A last night. It is interesting that I started it right after writing this. If you see it you might understand why. I'm referring to the scene later in the movie while she looks in the mirror with him.

To Rome with Love

I think I get it that most people just don't like Woody Allen. They don't like how his character's jump in and out of the reality of the film--it's jarring, confusing, and if you don't get it quick you're left several scenes back trying to catch up which makes you feel stupid.. and now you're quietly insulted BY A FILM! Besides, he repeats and rehashes same or similar subject matter with slight variations on jokes with pinches of new insight. But I guess I'm not most people because I get it, keep with the pace, and I very much enjoyed To Rome with Love. I don't know if it is possible to make an ugly movie in Rome. The setting alone makes viewing worthwhile. There are great commentaries on relationships, fame, family.. I recommend it. I love it when characters don't stay put and do what they're told all the time. Let me know what you think about Alec Baldwin in this one--he was my FAV!