Saturday, March 2, 2013

MAX MY MOVIES: February 2013


Here's every film I saw in February. My favourites included 50/50 (with the adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Wanderlust (a pleasant surprise despite starring Jennifer Aniston), with the standout being Silver Linings Playbook, which we were lucky enough to see in Gold Class whilst sipping Chivas Regal whisky after I won a particularly fantastic competition!


50/50



50/50 - Making a heartfelt comedy about cancer is quite an accomplishment. Emotional, funny, brilliant performances. Bring tissues!

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: Bradley Cooper gives an impressive performance in this enthralling dramedy about mental illness, however it was Jennifer Lawrence who won an Oscar. I loved it and can't wait to see it again!

MAGIC MIKE - This didn't really do much for me. I was expecting more given the titillating subject matter!

TAKE THIS WALTZ - independent relationship drama, featuring an outstanding performance from the talented Michelle Williams. Seth Rogen is wonderful in a dramatic role. It's a bit depressing, and really left an impact on me.

HARD CANDY - Ellen Page is brilliant as Hayley, the 14 year old girl serving up revenge in a twisted way. Hard to watch, but worth it.

HIT & RUN - Real-life couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star in this entertaining, fast-paced action/car chase comedy that's ridiculous, over the top and a lot of fun. A guilty pleasure.

WANDERLUST - so much better than the flop I was expecting. Consistently funny, Paul Rudd shows what a great comedic actor he is. Jennifer Aniston's not as annoying as you would expect.

THE PROPOSAL - Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds romcom that's completely predictable. I basically spent the whole movie marvelling at Sandra's amazing hair.

COSMOPOLIS - annoying, pretentious, non-sensical dialogue-driven mindfuck that only becomes watchable when Paul Giamatti appears in the last half hour. And this is from a diehard Robert Pattinson fan!

BERNIE - Jack Black is wonderful in this intriguing real-life story. Hubby said this movie reminds him of me: a lot of talking, yet takes forever to get to the point. Ha!

ATTACK THE BLOCK - blah, not really my cup of tea. Funnily enough, I was BLOCKED by Nick Frost (he's in this movie) after he thought I ATTACKED him on Twitter. hehe.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - poignant, engaging and kind of depressing, as you'd expect given the apocalyptic theme. Steve Carell is so likeable. Seriously.

MOONRISE KINGDOM - quirky and endearing romantic comedy about two enamoured 12 year olds who run away together, sparking a massive search. I quite enjoyed this eccentric tale, despite sometimes feeling it was weird just for the sake of being weird. Props for originality, though!



Moonrise Kingdom

What's the best (or worst!) movie you saw last month?


17 comments:

  1. The only one of those I saw was Mad Mike and I agree totally with you plus "Boring!" Will be interested to hear your take on Cloud Atlas though. I didn't understand all of it and it went for a whole 3 hours! You'd think we'd have come out confused but no, daughter and I both enjoyed it.

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    1. Ooh I haven't seen Cloud Atlas yet but didn't know of its lengthy run time. What does it think it is, The Hobbit?

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  2. Actually saw 3 of these myself!! I found Bernie....a very s l o w movie, one of the very few movies I've struggled to stay awake in! :)

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    1. I liked it but I'm a huge Jack Black fan. It's not the normal type of Jack Black movie though!

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  3. I just saw Silver Linings Playbook on Friday afternoon. Loved it soooo much! I was pleasantly surprised.
    I'm a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt too! Loved him in 500 Days of Summer :)

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    1. Yeah, Joseph's such a talent. He plays a gay hustler in Mysterious Skin and it's such a heartbreaking and brilliant portrayal.

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  4. You probably wont believe me but I didn't see any movies last month that weren't kid related. We don't have access out here to them and our downloads are too slow. It is a very rare thing for me to see one. Though I do want to see Silver Linings Playbook.

    Annaleis - Blogs and PR Team Member

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    1. I do have to try hard to see this many, so don't feel bad. Also, I know what you mean with the kids movies!

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  5. It's been ages since we got to the movies, but I'll keep an eye out for these on pay per view!
    Visiting via TUST :)

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    1. Yeah, I don't get to the cinema as much as I'd like (I'd be there all the time if I was kid-free!). Most of these are DVD viewings :) Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I cannot even remember the last time I watched a movie!! Hubby and I have such different tastes that I usually end up with the ipad on my lap, reading blogs and watching with just one eye!!

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  7. Oh how great to have someone do this!!! I was wondering about magic mike - but maybe I'll give it a miss. Most of my spare time is taken up watching series I DL, Fringe, Revenge, Downton Abbey, Dexter etc xx Em

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    1. I love Dexter too! I've been wondering if I should be watching Revenge and Downton Abbey, heard such good things about them :)

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    2. Addicted to both of those Di AND Dexter of course! Will take you a while to catch up though.

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    3. Yeah, I know. How fun is it to start from Season 1 episode 1 and have a viewing marathon, though!? :)

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  8. Not sure if my comment went through? So another one just in case, stoked you do this - and now I'll give magic mike a miss :) Em

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