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

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Documentary Review


Exploring the earliest artwork that we forgot but nature remembered.

Shot entirely in 3-D, we enter the cave exactly as the filmmakers did and just as the handful of scientists did when they first discovered it. The Chauvet cave is located in Southern France and was discovered in 1994, perfectly preserved for 20,000 years. The documentary is a history lesson on the oldest known human pictorial creations.2010

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Screenplay by: Werner Herzog

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.
2011

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Screenplay by: Hossein Amin

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston