Here is the trailer for “The Fault in Our Stars’

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is an adaptation from a John Green novel. The story is about a teenage girl with cancer, who is forced to go to a support group, and meets and falls in love with an amputee. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and William Dafoe. I’m a huge fan of Shailene Woodley, after watch The Descendants and The Spectacular now, so this is a must see for me. It’ll probably be a tear-jerker, so I’ll remember to bring some tissue.

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Hello everyone !

I’ve been writing on this website for 6 months now and I’m always trying to find ways to improve it. I’ve been contemplating doing something like this for awhile, but now I’m finally going to through with it. It’s my pleasure to announce that I will be doing video posts of reviews and other related Entertainment news. The first video could be out as early as tomorrow afternoon, but don’t go looking for anything until I post a link on the site. Again, I want to thank everyone for their support. It’s been 6 months and each day keeps getting better and better.

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REVIEW: ‘American Hustle’

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Staring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. and Robert Deniro.

Directed by: David O Russell

‘American Hustle’ is about two con artists who are forced to work with an FBI agent to take down a corrupt mayor and some congressman. The farther they go in the investigate, the dangerous it starts to get. The film is loosely based on a FBI ABSCAM operation.

‘American Hustle’, in my opinion, is a film that was hype too much. The acting was great, as well as the wardrobe, script and hairstyling, but the story was confusing and boring at times. I enjoy David O Russell’s films. I consider ‘Three Kings’ and ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ to be two of my favourite films, with ‘The Fighter’ also being a fantastic film. Maybe I went in with too high of expectations, but I just didn’t enjoy myself as much as I wanted to.

The movie did have some redeeming qualities, like the talented cast and some very funny scenes, mostly involving Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. I am a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and her comedic relief to the roles she plays in. She was great as Christian Bale’s dim witted wife. Bradley Cooper has been a huge surprise for me since Silver Linings Playbook. It seems like just yesterday I saw him in The Wedding Crashers. He was entertaining to watch in this one, giving one of the most wildest takes of an FBI agent I’ve seen in awhile.

Needless to say, I did not enjoy ‘American Hustle’ as much as I wanted to. However, the actors and actresses deserve recognition for their roles, and I think that’s what saved the film from being a lost cause for me. It’s disappointing, considering how universally loved the movie is and how great the director is.

Grade: C+

*Nominated for 10 Oscars

Best Picture

Best Director-David O Russell

Best Actor-Christian Bale

Best Actress-Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actress-Jennifer Lawrence 

Best Supporting Actor-Bradley Cooper

Best Original Screenplay

Best Film Editing

Best Costume Design

Best Production Design

REVIEW: ‘Lone Survivor’

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Staring: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana

Directed by: Peter Berg

‘Lone Survivor’ is based on a true story. The film follows 4 soldiers who go on a mission to kill a Taliban leader. When they are compromised by a few villagers and choose to let them go, the Taliban are alerted and the 4 men must take on a entire army in the fight for their lives.

What I loved about ‘Lone Survivor’ was it’s homage to the people the film is portraying. Photos of the soldiers at the end of the film made for a very emotional end to this roller coaster ride of a film. To me, it didn’t feel like a typical war film, full of propaganda and excessive violence. The film was a real life story about these men and the hell they went through in the battle of their lives. It showed the real effects that the war can have on someone and their loved ones. These men have people back at home who loved them, and it just makes me feel for the people fighting for our country.

‘Lone Survivor’ was a film that must of been hard to make. Knowing that the events took place 9 years ago, it must still be fresh in everyones mind. This was a lovely tribute to the fallen soldiers and the people that helped out that lone survivor. The actors played these characters with sensitivity and near perfection, and to go through all that training and knowing full well that you’re playing someone real must of been very tough. I would like to also point out the score by Explosions in The Sky and Steve Jablonsky. The score made every scene that much more emotional with it’s soft tone. Explosions In The Sky have also been a favourite of mine. They also scored Peter Bergs ‘Friday Night Lights’, which is one of my favourites.

You feel the intensity with every scene while watching this film. You full well know what’s going to happen, but you pray to God it doesn’t. What makes ‘Lone Survivor’ so brutal is the thought of how all this really happened. You now know what happen and what they had to do and what they couldn’t do, and they had themselves to live or die next to when most of them had family at home. So tonight, I think we should all pray for those overseas fighting for us while we are here with our loved ones. They do a hell of a job. Thank you.

Grade: A

 

*Nominated for 2 Oscars

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Is Pitch Perfect 2 actually happening?

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Yes Acapellas, it’s actually happening. It was announced today that Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, will be making her directorial debut directing the sequel. No news on when the film will be released or who from the original cast is returning, but this is great news. We all loved Pitch Perfect. We quote it all the time. The soundtrack to Pitch Perfect was a hit and the film made $115 million worldwide on a $17 milliion budget, so a sequel to this film is a great idea.