MOVIE TIME: SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

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.

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MOVIE TIME: REGRESSION (2015)

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.

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MOVIE TIME: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)

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)”

FIVE MOVIES I LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2016

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”

Day 5: CHRISTMAS ANIMATED MOVIES

If yesterday I shared with you five of my favorite Christmas movies, today I want to share with you five of my favorite Christmas animated movies.

1. Arthur Christmas (2011)

I love how this movie teaches you never to give up on your dreams no matter what other people are telling you.

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This movie combines both Halloween and Christmas and it is awesome!

3. The Polar Express (2004)

This movie taught me that as long as you believe magical things happen.

4. A Christmas Carol (2009)

One of my favorite stories be it the book, the movies or the cartoon.

5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

If we had the movie version we had to have the animated one.

 

Do you have a animated Christmas movie that you like?

Alex D.

MOVIE TIME: MOCKINGJAY PART II

I LOVE The Hunger Games! I mean, I didn’t leave the house until I finished reading the books, and I saw the first two movies at least 4 times each.

Since I love it so much, as part of my birthday gift this year, two of my friends, decided to take me to the premiere of Mockingjay Part II. Before the actual premiere we also had the chance to watch Mockingjay Part I, so that was good (even though I’m not a big fan of it).

Anyway… Back to the movie…

I was so excited for Part II. Even though I thought Part I was kind of dull and boring, I still had high hopes for Part II.

If Part I was dull and boring, Part II was action-packed, so action-packed that it was all a mess if you ask me.

It all started pretty slow, with them doing “propos” to convince people to riot against the capitol and then you have the last half an hour or so, packed with all the action of the movie. It was too much even for someone who read the book, to understand and take in everything that was happening.

What I disliked the most about the movie, however, is the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale. I dreaded every minute of it. I don’t know why they chose to have Katniss going around kissing Gale and Peeta, but it was a bad decision. It made her look whiny and indecisive and took away a lot from the story.

All in all, I feel like Mockingjay Part II was a disappointment. Maybe even more than Mockingjay Part I.

Have you seen Mockingjay Part II? Did you like it?

Alex D.

MOVIE TIME: TAKING WOODSTOCK (2009)

It’s been a while since I posted a movie review, or since I posted anything, really. I’ve been busy lately so I barely find time to relax and post something.

Taking Woodstock is a movie I saw some time ago and it is obviously about the famous festival Woodstock. Actually about how and where the festival took place.

The film follows the true story of Elliot Tiber, whose parents owned a small motel, close to bankruptcy, called El Monaco Resort. Because of financial problems and being close to forclosure, Elliot plans to organize a small music festival in the town in order for people to come and seek accommodation to their motel. However, when he finds out that the organizers from Woodstock no longer had a location for their festival, he offers his permit and accommodation to Michael Lang, while the location is provided by Eliot’s neighbor.

Of course, thanks to the high number of people coming in for the festival, Eliot and the organizers face various problems: from troubles with the locals to lack of accommodation and traffic jams.

The ending is pretty obvious, since everyone knows how the festival ended.

What I liked about this movie was the fact that it didn’t necessarily followed the story of Woodstock itself, but rather the story of Eliot and his crazy idea of “taking Woodstock”. Not only did it change his life, but also his parents’ lives and the lives of everyone who participate to the festival.

I’ll be honest, this was not necessarily “my type of movie”, but I really enjoyed it. It was great to see how people, young people lived back then, how free they seemed to be and how much they enjoyed life. I almost wished I was there.

I definitely recommend it: 7/10

Alex D.