Lost Girls & Love Hotels
I watched this because Alexandra Daddario is unbearably beautiful. She gets tied up a few times, and I know the film wanted me to feel bad for her, but I was distracted by Alexandra Daddario tied up. . .
Pride and Prejudice 10/10. Despite the movie leaving out some stuff happening in the book it's still a great movie. Knightley nailed the part of Elisabeth Bennett and the guy playing Darcy couldn't have been cast better. I liked it. Especially the lines Darcy said to Elisabeth in the end. It was in sync with the book.
Perfect satire of the story of creation. Through the musical “Adam and Steve—Just The Way God Made ‘em”, the play within the movie reflects the struggles that the actors are dealing with in their personal lives and manages to be comedic and somewhat cliched, without dipping into being overly camp. The vocals are pretty decent for what was probably a low budget film, and the actors themselves did a pretty great job of making the characters (for the most part) feel believable.
Solid 7.5/10. The cliches are forgivable since the movie is mostly just a fun experience. Would definitely recommend.
Paranormal Activity: the ghost dimension 2/10.
Only 2 stars because the little girl did a good job acting and because of some effects.
Seriously?? The whole time the parents know what the demon wants. It's been told many many times and by the end of the movie the mother STILL asks her daughter what she's talking about when she tells her "he's set free." This one has a bit more action than the other ones but the concept is still the same and it gets very old now. But hey, I had some entertainment this afternoon while it's dark and grey outside
This review is in spoilers because I couldn't share my thoughts on it without actively discussing the plot.
The beginning had an interesting premise: Russel Crowe is unhinged after his wife divorced him and he's angry with the world. He is then angered by a woman while driving and decides to ruin her life as he waits for the police to catch him and commit suicide via cops. But it lacks any logic or reasoning behind any action. The main character actively goes out of her way it feels like to not report the crime to the cops. Especially early in the beginner before he has any of her family or friends hostage. It wants to act as though the characters are helpless or in places without help while actively being in a crowded city (there is legitimately a scene of the main character trying to alert neighboring cars in traffic by waving her arms and screaming while Russel Crowe bashes into her car in the back or a dispatcher informing her that police can't help while she's being pursued because "there was an accident (caused by Russel Crowe) that the police were dealing with). It's so nonsensical and nobody acts as they would in the real world. No way in hell does an unarmed man slowly kill a guy in a crowded diner and just walk out without a single person stopping him. Crowe himself isn't given much explanation for his actions other than "his wife divorced him and he was upset."
Jeruzalem 0/10. Horrible movie. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. No explanation why things happened. Main character is extremely annoying and the main definition of stupidity in the flesh. I can't get myself to even give it 1 star. -10/10 would be a better option.
Ghost in the Shell (1995) - Great movie that still holds up. The action, music, and story have all aged remarkably well. I enjoy the philosophical aspects of what it means to be human and a program wanting to reproduce and die. But I thought the movie is a little too heavy on dialogue during its philosophical sequences. 8/10