Phew! And there was I, worried I may not be able to catch 5 films in the space of a couple of weeks. In fairness, I still haven’t seen Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Enemy, but that seems to be on a limited release and it hasn’t reached the homeland of Hertfordshire. 9 movies in 15 days isn’t bad though and I’m still enthusiastic to see more and write more. That’s got to be good. It’s also nice to write a post that isn’t a review, which is maybe why I’m waffling a little bit. Just trying to keep things fresh. It can’t all be a list of reviews and nothing else.
So, for your delight and delectation this morning – in addition to my Whiplash review – I thought I’d have a recap and post a trailer or two. Here goes…
One Word Review recap
Birdman – Perceptive
Exodus: Gods and Kings – Vapid
The Imitation Game – Affecting
Tak3n – Crass
Wild – Presumptuous
Foxcatcher – Absorbing
The Theory of Everything – Moving
Selma – Righteous
Whiplash – Resonant
American Sniper – Patriotic
Ex Machina – Intriguing
The Gambler – Confrontational
Kingsman: The Secret Service – Astute
A Most Violent Year – Engrossing
Paddington – Charming
Ho-hum! Now, don’t get me wrong. This thing’s got a great cast, but a wholly uninspiring poster (they just LOVE Photoshop!) and…
- Proudly announcing “FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TAKEN” mid-way through the trailer is not a good thing!
- The trailer has got almost the same running time as the film! I feel like I’ve already seen it and don’t need to go to the flix to see what happens!
So, my interest was piqued but quickly quashed. Of course, I’ll still go and see it, but not because of these promotional pieces.
As for something that did pique my interest and continues to do so, here’s Jennifer Aniston‘s latest Cake. No, it’s not a hot-looking middle-aged woman in a “light” comedy getting down to her undies at every possible opportunity. Although, in fairness, it is kind-of a comedy…well comedy/ drama thing…just watch.
This too has a great cast and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. It’s got a James L. Brooks vibe to it and I like that Ms. Aniston is “playing against type“. A somewhat brave move and one which I hope works out. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing it.
And that’s all for today, dear readers. It’s nice to get a piece out there that’s a bit different.
Thank you for reading 🙂