Tag Archives: Animation

Riddick – Trailer

15 May

I remember the first time I saw Riddick, I wanted more, I had to wait …. but here it is… MORE!

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Airplane Movie – AVATAR

7 May

I had a dream 

AVATAR

avatar_poster_2Captain: James Cameron

Crew:  Sam WorthingtonZoe SaldanaSigourney Weaver

Destination: Pretty color land or World of Warcraft you decide!

Flight conditions: You will fly with a hose connected to your butt. That Cant be good.

Your seat: They will make you drive the damn thing.

Black box recordings: Mumbling sounds of people, who I am pretty sure were drunk.

By LaTrosa

 

Last century film review – Princess Mononoke 1997

14 Apr

That fantastic land only the very best storytellers can create.

Let us gather around the the table and talk about our future.

Let us gather around the table and talk about our future.

And quoting Queen ” is this the real life, is this just fantasy?… well people I hope it is fantasy, because it rules!

1997, the year where Mononoke- Hime was born from the amazing brains of Hayao Miyazake.

The adventure to discover the world around you, the things we don’t see, the things we take for granted, where you discover what sacrifices are you ready to make for the benefit of all are really gratifying.

What we get to see during this film is the collision of greed and neglect with the world we live a world passively trying to protect us just by providing those amazing things we are yet to discover; in this case our two heroes try to protect what is worth saving in their eyes, and if you ask me, and the way this is going, we humans are not worth saving!

There is a dark period for animation at the beginning of the 2000´s, leaving the last century with classic films for the eyes and for the brains, real work was done to create animation not with a message but with essence and imagination.

Lovely film with much more impact than we give it credit for.

By LaTrosa

Last Century Film – The Mask – 1994

16 Feb

oh the 90s, that mythical era were, well, good comedy was made!

This is me on the inside on the outside!

This is me on the inside on the outside!

And people were young and silly.

A colorful and fast paced comedy for its time, with Jim Carrey still discovering how good of a comedian he could be and Cameron Dias …. yes … SO!

As far as phantasy goes the film managed it quite gracefully, it also introduced the first canine I did not hate in a film, the story was unbelievably plausible in my opinion and that made it even funnier.

I loved about it specially the cartoon-like scenarios, they helped me identify more with the concept of the film and the overall silliness.

The Mask is a comedy classic, very funny and very unique, since then, a comedy of such characteristics is hard to find. Even if we can barely remember it or don’t know about it the film looms in the distance as that comedy that while never going over the top, it had the potential of doing so and people would still love it.

Reminiscent of the past? babysitting? this movie might be for you!

PS: Avoid at all costs re-makes or sequels they suck so much!

By LaTrosa

2013 Oscar Nominations

10 Jan

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Remember all those movies you watched last year that you loved? well their peers have nominated them for the top recognition in film industry.

The Oscars!  or the Academy Awards February 24th will tell us the truth!

We are not very surprised there, to be honest those were the buzzworty films of the year…

Below are the most coveted awards, full list here! now if you ask me the supporting categories are way open!

BEST PICTURE

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life Of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Beasts Of The Southern Wild
  • Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST ACTOR

  • Denzel Washington – Flight
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-LewisLincoln
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BEST ACTRESS

  • Emmanuelle RivaAmour
  • Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook
  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Jacky Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Paranorman
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
  • Wreck-it-Ralph

I sure love awards!

By LaTrosa

LIFE of PI – Review?

5 Jan

How can I  review a movie where life, faith, family and the universe collide in a magnificent explosion of emotions, colors, adventure and perfect forgiveness?

I think is time to take life into my own hands!

I think is time to take life into my own hands!

I cannot review or remotely rate this movie, it is single perfection, the only reason I go to the movies is to get to feel what I felt today watching LIFE of PI.

Today I saw one of the best films of my generation.

And if you don’t agree that this movie is pure gold, you are invited to have a chat over drinks with me and discuss what is wrong with you.

Nothing left for me to say, I am mesmerized beyond words and I have to thank Ang Lee for translating his brain into the screen for this film.

You have to see it please, this is serious stuff you are missing on.

By LaTrosa

Ted – Review

26 Dec

Not necessarily a very Christmas-y movie but I had to watch it before the new year.

Pull my finger

Pull my finger

I am not a hater of Seth MacFarlane, because you know, there is no grey with him, either you are in, or out, love him or hate him and I get him, don’t take his humor personal and see things with a certain neutrality so to get the jokes (a certain degree of popular culture and you will be okay for at least half his jokes).

Ted is the film he decided to show himself with, people to get to know him as a voice instead of a face. A romantic comedy that was neither too romantic or too funny, instead, in trying to achieve balance it felt plain and flavorless, as if it was too afraid to take a risk.

I think it is easier to take a risk on cinema than on TV but it was his choice.

What I found interesting about Ted is that it took a safe place, the teddy bear, and made him the evil version of ourselves, the result of all the years of frustrations, complains, tears, and punches a companion like that has to undertake to stay by our side; all that whining has to damage anything, specially little fluffy animals.

This teddy bear is best friends with  Mark Whalberg´s character and girlfriend Mila Kunis, he is a third wheel and co-dependant sociopath who refuses to realize that his life is his own… but in the film at the end it doesn’t matter.

Come to think of it, stop one second and look at your best friend and compare it to Ted, any similarities is pure coincidence?

The movie was complete, or as I call it movie making 101, the kind of movie you don’t want to screw up, because you know a lot of eyes will be on you, so better not disappoint, it did not; giggly and engaging, but nothing truly memorable or quote worthy.

So all those stars and points and tomatoes the movie is getting in the review world are probably true, it is a decent film that despite all the cursing, bad manners and doubtful behavior it still managed to grab our attention and curiosity to see what his creator will come up with next.

By LaTrosa

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