Darren Aronofsky is a film maker who has made some of my all time favourite films, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain being two of them. His films are not always pleasant to watch but always leave a lasting impression. He’s able to craft a story and a message in such a way that resonate, and characters who are at once larger than life and relatable. Noah is a good example of these skills, though maybe not the best he’s done.
I am just going to say this above the fold though: you should see this movie if you get a chance. I’m about to tell you that it’s good but not great but here’s the thing: we don’t see films like this much. This is a weird movie that takes a story held sacred by many (literally sacred, not Trekkies and Star Trek sacred) and re-imagines parts of it, changes others, and plays with the motivations and struggles of the lead character. It’s a big effects movie with creatures and animals and battle scenes but it’s not a tent pole action movie. TL;DR version, this movie represents a unique film maker taking a lot of chances and a studio taking a chance on him, this is the type of behaviour we need to support. Good? Good.
The marketing for Noah has thus far been centred on Russell Crow and the ark itself but as it tuns out the other famous people in this film do have purpose beyond just standing around an looking upset.
It’s strange to think that This Is The End is the funniest movie of the year so far. At first glance it looks like a vanity project where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg just wanted to work with all their friends and then setting that idea against the biblical end of the world. It really feels like it shouldn’t work at all but you know what? It really really does.
To put it succinctly: I haven’t laughed that hard all year.
You know what? I didn’t recognize Emma Watson the first time I watched this.
This trailer doesn’t so much, but it does show enough. The Bling Ring was a real thing. A group of young people tracked celebrities whereabouts online and then robbed their houses. Over the course of nearly a year they snatched nearly 3$ million worth.
Kind of a smart plan really, and make you never want to check in on Facebook or Yelp or FourSquare ever again. But then again, the cops caught up with them.
This trailer mostly shows the crew living to excess off their ill gotten gains (side note, I don’t care what anyone says about ‘booty’ or ‘swag’, ill gotten gains is still by far the coolest way to say “stolen goods”) set to awesome party music with only real hints of the police being on their tail. Also, this films looks very much like a Sofia Coppola film. She does have a style, doesn’t she?