Friday, September 30, 2011

Prom: Movie Review

Disney-ifying of prom for an immature but sweet re-hash of predictability.

"Prom" is the Disney version of prom for teenagers. Or make that 17 year-olds acting like 12 year-olds (but of course acted by 20 year-olds). It's immature because it fails to bring in any humour, reality, or surprises that people of any age could enjoy. The plot is like every other adolescent romantic comedy. High-schoolers are getting ready for prom, led by the over-achieving, blonde, class president, but who is being opposed by the local rebel.2011

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

Screenplay by: Katie Wech

Starring: Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell

Friday, September 16, 2011

Drive: Movie Review

Driving a slow and thoughtful character study into a full-on violent crime thriller.
Ryan Gosling is a driver. During the day, he’s a part-time Hollywood stunt man and a part-time car mechanic. During the night, he seems to spend most of his time helping out with criminal activities. All of the time, he’s a leading man. He has a quiet and unassuming charm about him that can drive girls wild, and grateful bosses (like Bryan Cranston) since he’s so trustworthy and capable.

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Screenplay by: Hossein Amin

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chapter 27: Movie Review


Observations without judgement for a character study deserving of judgement.

Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) has flown from Hawaii to New York to meet John Lennon. This is his second trip. This time he’s going to do something big; he just doesn’t know if it’s going to be a good or bad thing. There are multiple ways to interpret that line. I like the inference that he knows what he’s going to do, he just doesn’t know if it’s good or bad. 2007

Directed by: J.P. Schaefer

Screenplay by: J.P. Schaefer

Starring: Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Judah Friedlander