April 22, 2014

Movies I've seen recently #13

Pride and Prejudice (2005)
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I love reading books, but some books are just too boring to enjoy. Among those is Jane Austen's books (I have only read one of them, but that was enough. And I allow myself to generalize on this topic). Well, that said, I think the film was way better than the book. Now I am just wondering if I should watch the "old" version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy?

Atonement (2007)
I read the book by Ian McEwan last year (did I write about it here?) and it was also pretty boring... But the film touched me so much more than the book. Because of my scepticism towards the book, I was quite sceptical towards the film to begin with. Until the last 15-20 minutes of the film I still had this "blah-feeling" about it, but then it just hit me and tears streamed down my face for the rest of the film... I couldn't remember this ending from the book, so it was surprising - and it just shows that the book wasn't able to catch my attention enough to remember what happened.

Cold Mountain (2003)
This is probably the best film out of the three in this post. I love it, Jude Law is great as usual and Renee Zellweger too. Her character is pretty cool. It's such a bitter-sweet story, but I really enjoyed it.

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April 6, 2014

Movies I've seen recently #12

I Heart Huckabees (2004)
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Ok, I must admit that the only reason why I wanted to see this movie was Jude Law starring in it. It is a crazy comedy with a ton of black humour... and it didn't really match my sense of humour. Too bad.
Well, I definitely prefer Jude Law in chick flicks/rom coms/whatever you like to call them.

Blue Valentine (2010)
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This is not a feel good movie, more like a feel sad movie, but it's still a really good movie. The performances by Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are great in this one. I could easily watch it again. Plus I really like "their song"...

"You and me" by Penny & The Quarters

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
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This is such a quiet, weird and quirky movie. I'm not sure whether I liked it or not. The little boy is cute. And that's the only thing I remember (I'll admit that it's been a while since I saw this movie... not exactly "recently", ha).

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