Let me just start by saying that I’m not the biggest fan DC Comics movies fan. I mean I barely even see any, if I’m being completely honest. Maybe that’s why it took me so long to see this one as well. That, and the bad reviews.
Girl loves boy, boy loves girl, girl and boy can’t seem to find their way to each other.
Captain America and Iron Man can’t decide to sign a treaty so the Avengers have to pick sides.
Another superhero movie, with a twist… Kinda…
After being held captive for many years, a woman and her son manage to escape and now they have to accommodate with the outside world.
A travel-writer decides he wants to go on a hike along the Appalachian trail from Georgia to Maine.
Regression tells the story of a detective (Ethan Hawke) and a psychoanalyst (David Thewlis) that try to solve a crime related to a satanic ritual abuse involving Angela (Emma Watson), a young woman.
My Neighbor Totoro is a beautiful animated movie, from 1988, that tells the story of two sisters and their little adventures once they move to rural Japan together with their father, in order to be closer to their mother who is sick in the hospital.
It all starts with Satsuki and her little sister Mei moving together with their father in a small village in Japan. The girls seem really excited about the place and see everything as an adventure ready to begin.
One day while she is playing in their backyard, little Mei, finds a little creature that she decides to follow. And then, just like in Alice in Wonderland, she finds herself in another world, where she meets this really big creature that she decides to call Totoro. Continue reading “MOVIE TIME: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)”
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons), a Swiss teacher, who abandons his lectures and his monotonous life, to find out more about a Portuguese writer, after he finds a book of his writings in the coat of a girl he saved from suicide.
Once he saves the girl from jumping off of a bridge, he brings her to his class, but she decides to run away. She forgets her coat and he attempts to return it, but he can’t find her anymore. That’s when his journey begins.
In the pocket of her coat he finds the book of a Portuguese writer called Amadeu de Prado. In there, there’s a ticket to Lisbon that leaves in less than 15 minutes. He assumes that that’s where the girl will be so he goes to the train station. But she’s no where to be found. So, he takes a leap of faith and jumps on the train.
Once he gets to Lisbon he finds himself chasing the whole history and life of Amadeu. He meets with his family and his friends, in order to find out more about the writer.
This movie was a totally different thing than I thought is would be, so it was kind of surprising. In a good way.
I decided to watch it because I thought is was about a man who travels to Lisbon in order to find a girl , when in reality it’s a journey of a man, who I believe, tries to find himself.
Night Train to Lisbon has a very complex story, with a lot of flashbacks to the writer’s life so it makes it little hard to follow. However, this might also be the thing that makes you pay a lot of attention to the movie and what really draws you into it.
One thing that I would’ve liked to know more about, is Raimund’s life. He is so busy chasing someone else’s, that we don’t know much about him or about the woman he meets along the way. Also, the girl he saves makes an appearance only for a brief second to say ‘thank you’ and tell him why she tried to kill herself.
What I learned, however, from this movie is that taking a leap of faith can be a wonderful thing.
VERDICT: Take that train to Lisbon!
I know I’m kinda late to the game but 2016 seems to be pretty good year for movie so I felt the need to share with you guys five of the movies I look forward to in 2016. Continue reading “FIVE MOVIES I LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2016”