Movie Posters, Movie Reviews, Movies

3 Movies, 3 Opinions

Yesterday I watched three movies I had never seen before; Annie Hall, 9 to 5, and West Side Story. Both Annie Hall and West Side Story have won Best Pictures, broadening my knowledge of the Best Picture-winning movies. Today, I wanted to share my mini-reviews of each film. Enjoy!

Annie Hall

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Before this, I had only seen one Woody Allen movie, Blue JasmineBlue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, is absolutely amazing. I was hoping Annie Hall would be the same. In a way, it was. It’s very clear to see that Annie Hall revolutionized the way romance films were made, essentially becoming the building blocks of a romantic comedy, and for that, I can see its importance to cinematic history. Is it the best movie I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot. And does it make me want to see more Woody Allen movies? Yes…and no.

Annie Hall tells the story of a 40-year-old bachelor/comedian who just can’t seem to settle down with any woman he meets. He finally finds this one woman, Annie Hall, and despite the fact that they are obviously meant for one another he just…can’t seem to keep from screwing stuff up between them.

The film is fun but not fully funny. It’s mostly witty with a chock load of crudeness thrown into the mix. Ultimately, the film is not one I will probably watch again.

4/5 stars Continue reading “3 Movies, 3 Opinions”

Movie Posters, Movies, Star Wars

What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?

Who doesn’t love a good poster? For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m looking back at some of the greatest posters ever made; the Star Wars posters. Enjoy!

The Phantom Menace

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With the classic drawn-look of the prequel trilogy posters we get to see all of the main characters of this story with young Anakin standing front and center and Darth Maul lingering in the background as a menacing (get it😉) presence. Continue reading “What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?”

Actors, DC Comics, Movie Posters, Movies

A Movie Ranking: Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy is no Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt nor is he even the likes of Channing Tatum or Jeremy Renner but he is one of Christopher Nolan’s favorite actors to work with and has utilized him in ways that have made him, as a Nolan fan, ultimately unforgettable. Today, I wanted to highlight him for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

5. The Dark Knight Rises

Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Matthew Modine, Anne Hathaway, Alon Aboutboul, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Daniel Sunjata in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

In Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies Cillian Murphy plays Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow throughout the trilogy. In The Dark Knight Rises, he plays a small role as a judge under Bane’s cruel rule helping to prosecute Gotham’s righteous citizens. One of my favorite moments in the film is when he prosecutes one such Gothamite to exile instead of death but he exiles him by making him cross the treacherous frozen river. So, in actuality, he still charges him with death. Continue reading “A Movie Ranking: Cillian Murphy”

Movie Posters, Movies

What’s Your Favorite Best-Picture Winning Musical?

There have only been four Best-Picture winning musicals. A few years ago, La La Land almost became the fifth musical to receive such an honor but was left as a runner-up to the critically-acclaimed film, Moonlight. I’ve currently only seen two of these musicals (An American in Paris and The Sound of Music) but I am determined to one day watch them all.

For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought this would be a fun question to pop for you, my fellow movie lover. So, considering that I haven’t seen all of these movies I’m going to get straight to the point and not delve into detailing each film: which musical is your favorite?

For me, in comparing An American in Paris and The Sound of Music, The Sound of Music is undoubtedly my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I love An American in Paris for its hummable score and lovely songs, but The Sound of Music touches my heart in a way that most movies can’t.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Characters, Movie Posters, Movies, Science Fiction, Star Wars, The Last Jedi

The Proof That Poe Was Regarded As a Villain in ‘The Last Jedi’

Over three weeks ago I wrote a post about who I felt was the true villain in The Last Jedi and at the end of the article I felt that, due to the movie’s events, Poe Dameron was the true antagonist of the movie and for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons why however is that Poe got hundreds of Resistance fighters killed due to his reckless actions. He wanted to be a hero several times and every time he thought he was doing something great he only made things much, much worse. Of course Kylo Ren is the main villain of the trilogy but for the majority of The Last Jedi he was treated as a partial-protagonist rather than the villain that he was in The Force Awakens. And now I have legitimate proof that Poe was regarded as one of the antagonists of the film. Look at this poster. Continue reading “The Proof That Poe Was Regarded As a Villain in ‘The Last Jedi’”

Art, Marvel, Movie Posters, Movies, Star Wars

Fan Art Wednesday

I love this day every week because each week presents something new. And I am very excited to share with you these new pieces. Here they are.

A Poster for Attack of the Clones

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Attack of the Clones is me and my sister’s least favorite Star Wars film, but that doesn’t mean my sister wasn’t able to bring the story to life in an exceptional way through this reimagined movie poster.

Many would think the heart of this movie’s story is Anakin Skywalker and his romance with Senator Amidala but truthfully it is the clones that are the heart of this movie. These armored soldiers would be the creation Palpatine needed to bring about the destruction of the Jedi, making this poster all the more impactful. Continue reading “Fan Art Wednesday”

Entertainment, Movie Posters, Movies, Star Wars

Updated: My Ranking of the ‘Star Wars’ Films

The Skywalker Saga has come to an end and who knows when we’ll be getting another Star Wars movie. So, this will be my final ranking for a while now that I have The Rise of Skywalker to add to the collection. So, with no further delay, here goes.

1. Rogue One

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This still cannot be topped. Featuring a gritty story that didn’t play by the rules, Rogue One is practically a condensed Star Wars: Rebels spin-off in movie form. It even features Darth Vader in a really exciting way at certain points. Continue reading “Updated: My Ranking of the ‘Star Wars’ Films”