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Airplane Movie – The Croods

13 Apr

Flight sponsored by your stubborn, close minded self.

The Croods

 

This Nicolas Cage did not suck.

This Nicolas Cage did not suck.

 

Captain: Kirk De MiccoChris Sanders

Crew:  Nicolas CageRyan ReynoldsEmma Stone 

Destination: Continental drift.

Flight conditions: Nothing you have experienced before will resemble this.

Your seat: Sorry to tell you this, but,you will walk.

Black box recordings: We could recognize sounds of brain cells starting to evolve and populate cerebral frontal cortex.

By LaTrosa

 

PS: our heart goes to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

American Hustle – Review

12 Mar

It was colorful, fast paced, interesting photography, cool directing, great dresses and amazing boobs.

Good soundtrack!

Good soundtrack!

But, I didn’t feel the era, didn’t feel transported to that time where people embraced the curl and synthetic materials, it was just a love story, a survival story, a very awkward situation with Oceans 11 or The Italian Job elements plastered all around trying to make it up for the star studded cast. 

I felt the story, although in parts real, it was too far-fetched and dragged too long, maybe to give some screen time to some of the actors… I dont know, but, I love me some Jennifer Lawrence any time, but her character was too forced, some unnecessary scenes here and there…great performance but well… it just wasn’t a character to remember.

And that is where I want to go, none of the actors blended or disappeared into their roles, (well, I know not everyone can be Meryl Streep), for instance I could still see Bradley Cooper panicking in Bangkok and Batman’s voice all over the place but it was Amy Adams unbelievably bad British accent that threw me off and lost all hope.

This year the nominated for the awards were so different and specially entertaining in their own way, that it is hard to compare with one another, one thing is clear tough, American Husle was just entertainment, not a real contender in my point of view.

By LaTrosa

August: Osage County

26 Feb

And the vortex where all the dysfunction in the wold collides is right here ladies and gentleman.

I think I turned out just fine... just fine!!

I think I turned out just fine… just fine!!

August : Osage County is, without a doubt, every psychologist dream AND nightmare came true.

I am a sucker for a family drama where not a single person functions, everyone is so full of regrets and blame and in a way, they blend so well that it all plays out just fine, much like a perfect symphony, played for deaf people.

Here drama is real, regrets are not really important, what matters is blame and responsibility, who do you want to be next to when you grow old… how are you harvesting the seeds of a solid family tie.

This might sound heavy and the film heavy too, but it is not, Osage is the single most dynamic film of the year, it is even funny in moments, with a performance by Meryl Streep of the highest caliber and a very well balanced supporting cast.

Book and play are established as classics, the film makes it the triangle of perfect entertainment… I love it…

And you will love it too, if you are comfortable with realizing that your mother is actually not an evil witch trying to ruin your life… she is a frigging angel! You are very close to your siblings and your relationships are as normal as they get.

By LaTrosa

Gravity – Review

24 Jan

I took my time for this review. I know, we have all talked about it, good and bad things flourished about this film, mainly containing our feelings concerning heavy breathing, but in general we just gave it the necessary attention when it was time.

Huston I have control issues and over attaching tendencies.

Huston I have control issues and over attaching tendencies.

I could not stop but wonder, during the fastest 2 hours I can remember watching Gravity, there is no such thing as a normal life.

Nope, not a chance!

Things will happen to us, all the time, some good, some bad, some we will believe aren’t happening to us, but mostly: we will never be fully prepared for what can happen to us.

All we must master in this roller coaster of a life is the ability to improvise, apply common sense and breathe slowly.

Gravity is an intense, fast and incredibly realistic cinematic display of good acting, writing and directing. it does not feel crowded or far-fetched (much like super hero films, and I love them). A film with our beautiful planet in the background, and the only possible place where we can actually physically leave our troubles behind, but we wont because we suck at life (sometimes).

Other than pointing out that despite the advice of “don’t let go” we should do the opposite, I recommend to everyone who haven’t seen it, to go out and just do.

By LaTrosa

Airplane Movie – Before Sunset

19 Jan

Flight sponsored by your failure to have guts.

This second time, I am sure things will make more sense.

This second time, I am sure things will make more sense.

Before Sunset

Captain: Richard Linklater

CrewEthan HawkeJulie Delpy

Destination: The place you wanted to be 10 years ago, but somehow managed to never get there.

Flight conditions: rushed, needy and desperately lonely.

Your seat: you will accommodate just about anywhere.

Black box recordings: Superficial mumbling of two people hiding behind polite conversation the reality of an empty life.

By LaTrosa

The secret life of Walter Mitty

13 Jan

A kind of film made for the people, not for the critics, or the glory.

A film for the spectator to question life from the inside out.

Is this the real life?, is this just fantasy? caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.

Is this the real life?, is this just fantasy? caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.

The doer Vs the watcher.

Me asleep Vs  Me awake.

I think I have seen all of Ben Stiller’s films, he has this particular way to direct, he wants things natural, to inject a bit of reality without going overboard if I may say, the human touch… it is just that at one point his films lack flavor; yes, flavor was the word, because we can be mesmerized by the characters (the very good acting) or the soundtrack, the story itself might be interesting, but things happen too easily…

Do not get me wrong, I am the people, the film was for me, took me for a ride, made  me question my own reality, I felt sad and happy, my kind of adventure, after watching it I am sure this film goes to my collection!

I just think Stiller needs to risk more, he has it in him, it is a great step forward to become one of those legendary directors.

I recommend it, people on their middle-age crisis should probably skip it… it is too late for you 🙂

Nah… forget it it is never too late to start living!

By LaTrosa

Airplane Movie – Before Sunrise

6 Jan

Flight sponsored by that adventurous person you once met but quickly ignored. YOU!

Before Sunrise

This opportunity wont pas us by.

These opportunities wont pass us by.

Captain: Richard Linklater

CrewEthan HawkeJulie Delpy

Destination: Somewhere between where you are now and where you want to be.

Flight conditions: Calm, relaxed, smooth… really sad!

Your seat: First come, first served.

Black box recordings: There was actually not a lot of time to figure out what they were going trough the moment of the crash, we just could hear two people talking about trivial things making them sound as if they really mattered.

By LaTrosa

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