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)”

Midnight in Paris – A Movie That Will Take You Back in Time

Midnight in Paris is one of my all time favourite movies. I first watched it back in 2011 when it first appeared and I fell in love with it. Today I watched it again and I still found it as amazing as the first time.

I love everything about this movie: the music, the characters, the actors, the decor, the scenery. Everything is so beautiful and magical that it makes you fall in love with the life back then and even life now.

I’ve been to Paris before and the way the film portrays it, does it justice. The intro of the movie it’s just perfect. All those shots from around Paris and the music just make you feel like you’re a part of the magic that Paris possesses.

If you like the literature and art or just the atmosphere of the 20’s you will find this movie perfect to  have a taste of that era.

If you are not at all familiar with this film here’s a little synopsis of it. Midnight in Paris tells the story of an American writer, Gil Pender, who is in Paris with his fiance. As one night strolls on the street of Paris, he is took back to the 20’s, when a car stops and he gets in. On his adventure he meets The Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway and many others.

I’ll stop here and let you find the rest of the story.

I could go on and on about why this movie is so extraordinary, but I will just say this. If you want to see a wonderful movie, with great actors (Marion Cotillard is incredible in it), spectacular decor and costumes and good music, this is a film you should see.

Alex D.

Hateship Loveship

I came across this movie by chance and when I saw that Kristen Wiig was in it I had to see it. Like everyone, I was used to see her all goofy, making everybody laugh so, of course, I was really curious to see her playing something different, other than Gilly, Penelope or Dooneese and let me just tell you I was not disappointed.

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Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) is this really shy caretaker, with no life experience whatsoever, that falls in love with Ken (Guy Pearce), the father of her teenager charge Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). What she fails to realize is that she actually is the victim of a prank.
Even though shy, inexperienced and maybe a little naive, the character that Kristen Wiig portrays is in fact quite smart and manages to gain the affection of everyone around her.
The film was adapted from Alice’s Munro book Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and was directed by Liza Johnson.

Personally, I think that Hateship, Loveship is a movie worthseeing. If you want to see great actors doing an incredible job portraying their characters or if you simply want to see Kristen Wiig doing something different and being good at it you should totally see this movie!

Remember,

It’s all about being happy, people!

Alex D.