Saturday, July 14, 2012


I like a good movie now and then, the only problem I always have is: what should I watch? I don't discriminate between bad romcoms or weird artistic movies, frankly I just watch everything. That doesn't mean I like everything though. So I thought, why not pick a few movies I DID like and share them with you. Sound good? All right, here we go:

I watched this in between 2 exams last month (some people do yoga or read books to clear their heads, I watch movies.) and I think it actually is a perfect movie for that. It doesn't have a mindblowing plot or anything, it's just a peek into a recently graduated girl's life. You might recognise Lena Dunham if you watch the series Girls.
Funny story though, turns out mother & sister in the movie are her actual mom & sis. You kind of get that the mother & sister are related because, well, one just looks like a younger version of the other, and Lena's way of saying "Hi Mommyyy" and hugging her kind of gave it away as well. Imagine making a movie with your mom & sis, I mean, that's pretty cool.

This movie really surprised me, I mean, I liked it a LOT. The story's perfect (adapted from the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'), the filming's absolutely perfect, the music's perfect,... And this may be a weird thing to say but I'm strangely attracted to the colour palette (notice how everything's the same kind of colours).
One thing though, please please please watch this in a good quality (if you don't see the dust particles flying around, it is not good quality), so much effort is put in all these little details so don't ruin your viewing pleasure by watching a crappy movie theater camera recording (and that actually applies to ALL movies, if you watch those: SHAME ON YOU).

And another movie adapted from a book, this time it's Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I haven't read the book yet, but if the book's as good as the movie I'm in for a treat. Again, this one's beautifully filmed, the images are absolutely stunning (can you tell I'm kind of a visual person?). It's a story built around the 9/11 tragedy but in a very different way. Hats off, seriously.

I can be very short on this one: if you like Woody Allen movies, watch it. If you don't, leave it. I'm not Woody Allen's biggest fan (don't hate me), I find some of his movies kind of "meh" (Midnight in Paris), others very entertaining (Manhattan Murder Mystery), but I guess I'll need to see more of his movies to make up my mind on him. This movie's got a few different story lines - one of which features Anthony Hopkins in a midlife crisis, which is kind of hilarious.

This one's kind of interesting. The movie is filmed in a real-life time frame (ugh, don't know how to say this, I mean that if the movie's 1:30 hrs long, exactly 1:30 hrs has passed in the movie's timeline). I can only compare it to ONE movie, a 1957 one at that, 12 Angry Men (which you should also watch, because it's a great movie) which is VERY similar to this one. Well I guess you'll have to see it to understand what I'm trying to say here, but trust me on this one.

Most of these images were taken from the website


kittenmasks said...

All of these are in my queue except for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." I LOVEEEDDDD the book, so I thought the movie make me equally excited. I slept through half of it, and then hated the half that I saw. I don't know what happened.

I'm not a fan of Woody Allen either, but I did enjoy 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' for whatever messed up reason. I also liked 'Match Point' well enough, but mostly because of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, I think. I'm such a sad fan girl.

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Christina said...

Thanks for so many great movie tips! Needed that now :) Just finished watching Tiny Furniture and really liked it. Fun seeing all the characters from Girls. Always tons of inspiration on your blog! I love it :)

Tamara said...

Oh, thanks so much for this!! I love watching movies but I hate to sit in front of the TV wondering which one should I pick. So these go to my "to watch" list right now :)


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