Slice of Life

Here it is ! My Tumblr on movies reviews I never dared create even though I love cinema.. it's a shame really, because I have a lot to say about the tones of movies I've seen in my life ^^ Anyway, I'll make critics and reviews on movies I'll have things to say about (logic in some ways ^^). And maybe some other stuff. So,let's go, good read and do not hesitate to like or reblog. **Contains spoilers, read carefully**
Please excuse my English, it's not perfect ;)

29. September 2014

When Jonas is 18 years old, he’s chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the “real” world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future

First of all, I hesitated to watch this movie because of the bad reviews from people who saw it. But, I have to say, I’ve been amazingly surprised!! I didn’t read the book but I loved the movie.

I love when Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) discovered his first color, he’s so amazed by it. If I had to see colors for the first time like him, I would choose the exactly same sunset… I think I was as amazed as him ^^
And moreover, when he discovered music for the first time I was really moved: I think that’s one of my favorite moment, I got shivers, thank you Marco Beltrami! I wish I could see this movie again for the first time just to feel the same way again, or I wish to discover music for the first time, just to enjoy the first feeling I woud feel. By the way, a song at the piano would be great!

The only thing I didn’t like is the memory of hunters killing elephants, I despise people who do that just for the tusks.

Anyway, I like when Jonas is with the baby, the moment when he tried to stop him crying, he had so funny faces ^^ Also, I liked when Jonas gave him cute memories like the puppies!

I liked the character of Fiona (Odeya Rush) when she begins to discover the world through Jonas’ eyes, and also when she helps him at the Nurturing Center.

Despite all the comments you can hear or read, I really recommand this movie because its beautiful but its also makes us think about “life”. Is it better to live in a world without emotions? Our past built us, I think it’s important to keep it, to remember the mistakes and the good things too.

23. September 2014

Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

The movie is divided in 3 parts, in different stories: Gwen (Emma Stone) and Peter (Andrew Garfield), Spider-Man and Peter’s parents and their story.

To begin, I really loved Gwen and Peter’s love story, this movie was based on their relationship. The evolution of this one, like Marc Webb explained it: there is a really good alchemy between those two. I loved every scene with them, even when they were fighting. Peter is really cute when he admitted he was watching over Gwen all the time after they broke up ^^

I was really shocked by the death of Gwen. Even if, I knew it was going to happen, but not in this opus, I was so much in the action I didn’t even thought for a second. I never read the comics so I didn’t know exactly when she was gonna die. It’s the kind of death I can’t get over it… for a fictional character I mean. Maybe, because I love Emma Stone so much! For the character, I think Gwen is very strong (compare to Mary Jane who’s a lady to rescue), she makes her own choices and she’s not the girl who needs to be saved by Spider-Man but she’s his partner!

On the contrary, her death was very good looking, I mean the special effect were just astonishing! I loved the spiderweb trying to catch Gwen like a hand when she was falling. And, like in the comics, I wasn’t really sure she died, I was hoping until the end she might wake up. I was like “did she really hit the ground, or was that a special effect?" x) But her death make me really sad for Peter, he was ready to follow her anywhere she could go, and she had a perfect future :(

The original soundtrack is amazing, thank you Hans Zimmer! I discovered Dane DeHaan in Chronicles and I was really happy to see him as Harry Osborn, a really great actor!

The scene when Peter gives time to Gwen to escape in her office were so funny ^^

I liked the special effects during the final fight with Electro (Jamie Foxx), like his face on a building, or the marks in the air like a spell in Harry Potter ^^ And also, Gwen’s speech at he beggining… and at the and :) I’m gonna miss you Gwen!

I’m not talking about the movie really, but like I said, this one was focused on Gwen and Peter’s love story and the tragic end made me forgot about the rest.

23. September 2014

Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative “job” find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

From the creators of The Ring… Seriously ? Are you kidding me ? Watching this movie made me feel losing 1 hour and 38 minutes of my life!! I was waiting a big action and nothing happened… It was so laaaaaame!! I didn’t even want to know who was killing who!!

The topic could have been great really, with the fact that it’s on live and people are watching more and more as the action grows up (as the dead bodies piled up actually). They could have denounced the society of today: people attracted and/or addicted by violence, sex, tv, video games,etc. But no.

I never do that but, I would advise strongly against watching this “movie”.

25. August 2014

Calvin (Paul Dano) is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel on his manual typewriter about Ruby (Zoe Kazan), his dream girl. He can’t believe his eyes, because the next day, Ruby becomes a real person, and they begin to have a beautiful relationship together. If the relationship isn’t perfect, all Calvin has to do is simply type the words on the page and Ruby’s actions change to what he needs.

I have been really taken with this movie!! He made me think about a French book “La Fille de Papier" (by Guillaume Musso) where a character from a book becomes real, and the movie "The Vow" where a girl forget the last 5 years of her life.

The story is very original even if I wasn’t expecting some part. The dramatic part.
I thought he was gonna take advantages of the power he gets on her, but he didn’t and I really liked it ! Excpet at the end, when he lose control but, it was measured the most part of the time.

I felt like this movie shows that a relationship can’t be controlled, and you have to work on it. At a time, she said that they are becoming the same person and they shouldn’t be, and I think that’s right: everyone has a character/personnality and that’s what we like about them : flaws and qualities !

I wasn’t excepted this end. She doesn’t remember him, if they are gonna be a couple again she won’t remember him but he will (like in “The Vow”). And I think that’s a big secret to keep! They have a past, and they start over but what is gonna stop them to make the same mistakes? Even if, (only) she doesn’t remember their past relationship, they can screw this again. I mean relationships don’t work like that, you cannot erase someone’s mind to start over.

The scene where Calvin sees Ruby for the first time in the real life was hilarous, like the one with Harry, Calvin’s brother (Chris Messina), when they make her speak French :) And also their first meet in Calvin’s dream, when she provocs him about his dog’s name: Fitzgerald.
I loved the scene when she becomes jealous and throws a glass of water at his face, and when he goes after her to catch her, very romantic.. he acted weird, but still romantic!

I also liked when Calvin is with his psychologist, when he describes Ruby to him, with so much details, you can see that he’s obsessed with her.. but is that the boy in love or the writer who’s talking ? I think when a writer does that, it really makes us believe in every words he tells us. He believes so much in her that’s what makes her real.. If I could do that in my life, that would be wonderful ^^

I like the musics in the movie and the actors are excellent, by the way I discovered a new face of Paul Dano and a new actress : Zoe Kazan, fresh and dynamic!

To finish, I can say that, this movie made me want to write a book on a tiping machine ahah ^^

11. August 2014

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime.

First of all, after seeing this Transformers movie, I came back home and watched the first movie. Why? Because I think the first is the best one, we discover the Transformers universe. Here, I felt like they invented again a new story to the old one (the creators and the seed), which make me think that’s less credible, that they just want to make Transformers movies so they don’t get tired of making a believable story. In the third movie, I reproached them for making robots look like humans, but they are robots not humans!! I don’t want to see them “bleed” when they got hurt! So in the fourth movie when I saw a robot smoking a cigar I was like "Whaaaaaat?!! Come on!!".

Like I said, I prefer the first Transformers movie and the actors (I miss Sam Witwicki), but I give a chance to this one because I like Mark Wahlberg who plays Cade Yeager. But, I don’t like the fact that they put old actors for young characters and I think that Tessa Yeager, his daughter (Nicola Peltz) and Shane Dyson, her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) haven’t a deep personnality, I mean they put Tessa on a tiny short and shot her ass and that’s all! Then, I didn’t like either that they put so much clichés: the Texan father you don’t want to piss off, or again the Texan father who wouldn’t let anyone date her daughter or just let her go out. And all the act of bravery, this is so “déjà vu”!! Come on guys, be original please!

Technologically speaking the scenario was so bad and the movie was very long, it could have been done in two movies!

Moreover, I didn’t understand why all engineers in KSI didn’t think for one second that Megatron’s mind could be in the new robot, I mean that’s the first thing I would be afraid of!! He’s a super robot!! But, despite that, I really liked the concept with the white ball, that’s really a good job! I would love to have one ;)

Then, what’s the story about the knights? Are they from the beggining to ? Why are there dinosaurs' robots?! And why are they in jail?! Okay, they are so cool spitting fire (so badass ;) and I would love to ride one of those, but seriously WTF?!

Let’s talk about the things I liked ^^ For example, I liked the musics, they were really synchronised with the actions, I’ve got chills! Plus, I love Stanley Tucci who plays Joshua Joyce (KSI guy), he’s so funny!! And moreover, I loved all the cars, I mean Bumblebee is my favorite but, the others were so beautiful: the Bugatti Veyron, the Chevrolet Corvette, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Pagani Huayra which is my loved one in this movie!! Also, when Optimus Prime rises from a destroyed and dirty truck, it’s was really cool too (chills again!), so fancy ^^
So, I guess when he’s in a bad shape: he just has to scannerised another truck and all his pieces are just fixed, just like that? Okay, he’s a super alien robot but I was just wondering! Sad note: I felt so bad when Ratchet died :( Who could believe that I felt like that for a robot ^^

To finish, even if I said things that I didn’t liked, I can’t help myself: I will always go to see the Transformers movies :D

11. August 2014

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In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice.

I’m mitigated about this movie, the beggining was like a dark western with the heart extraction (which I liked) and then it was more like a childish-comic-western-movie. I really don’t know what to think about it, I mean it was a bit long that’s for sure. Johnny Depp who plays Tonto has a weird role (again) who made me think about Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean saga. Tonto is as crazy and disturbed as Jack! By the way, I don’t know if i’m the only who thought about that but, when Tonto walks on the ladder to go on the freight car of the other train, that made me think about Pirates of the Caribbean when Jack Sparrow arrives with the rest of his ship at the port.

Moreover, I didn’t understand the goal of everyone.

To finish, Helena Bonham Carter who plays Red Harrington in this movie, made me think about he movie Wild Wild West with hidden guns. Also she’s always such a wonderful actress.

That’s not a good review here, but I needed to say it :) 

9. August 2014

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

First of all, I’ve been attracted by the two protagonists females : Gemma Arterton who plays Clara Webb and Saoirse Ronan who plays Eleanor Webb, her daughter.

In this movie, the vampire myth is revisited, vampire are not masters, they can’t do whatever they want, it’s the not-cool-side of immortal people. We can see Clara, trying to raise her daughter as best possible as she can. She’s even gonna sell her body for money. Vampires have to work as everybody else, they are not the exception of the rule.

But, I have to say, I wasn’t excpecting that. I mean it’s not a movie based on violence, action, blood,… but it tended to drag on, more action wouldn’t have been too much. Moreover, I think they should have told us right at the beggining a little bit more of their story to not be bored easily. For example, there is no explanation about the vampire’s fellowship, why women cannot become vampires.

Also, I really liked the way they change into immortals but I think they didn’t develop the concept as much as they should have. There is no real explanation about the double who kills himself. Is that the immortal who takes place instead of the original human?

There are no fangs!! I mean, they are vampires, this is mythology!!

To finish on a good note, I liked the love story between Eleanor and Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), Sam Riley who plays Darvell, and the film is beautiful, esthetically speaking :)

I am the master of my fate ; I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

23. June 2014

Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew (Diego Boneta) and Sherrie (Julianne Hough) are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

Amazingly surprised by this movie. I have to tell, I really don’t like musicals (I didn’t know it was this kind of movie), but this one… loved it !! Okay, sometimes there was some really strange things : like the "lick" thing by Constance Sack (Malin Akrman) in Stacee Jaxx’s ear (Tom Cruise), or their "kiss" at the end, or the "spanking" thing with Mike Whitmore, the Mayor (Bryan Cranston aka Heinsenberg ^^), but I think this is the “off-the-wall” moments of the movie ^^

I liked the love story between Drew and Sherrie, even if it’s not original, the context made me believe in it. But, I didn’t quiet understand or belive the “love story” between Constance and Stacee, or the one between Lonnie (Russell Brand) and Dennis (Alec Baldwin), even if those two were so funny !! Besides, I’d really love to go in a place like The Bourbon Room :)

Small details : I loved the special effects for the casting’s names at the beginning ;)

"Nothin’ but a good time", yes it was!!

Olaf the Snowman - Disney's Frozen