Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rush


Rush is a film about a 2 formula 1 race car drivers: One is a crazy, reckless party dude, and the other has Aspergers, and the rivalry between the 2. Rush is THE BEST film of the year, so far. There is a difference between me saying something is my favorite, and me saying something is the best. Rush is the most well made film in every regard. It was intense, the story was really gripping, the characters were amazing (accompanied by perfect performances), the camera work was incredible, and it flew by at a perfect pace. It didn't go by super fast like JJ Abrams Star Trek films, rather it glide by at a smooth and comfortable pace, allowing the audience to take in everything that happens in a comfortable manner. The main character in this film is the sport itself, and Thor and Aspergers are just merely the players. Daniel Bruhl really steals the show. He plays such an asshole. As the film nears the end, you gain a certain admiration for him. He isn't an asshole, he is just professional. The fun to him is being the best, and you really respect that. Chris Hemsworth enjoys life, and racing is the perfect compliment to his live fast die young lifestyle. Both people have a certain respect each other's lifestyle, but neither would live as the other. What brings them together is the love and respect of the sport, regardless how each one views it. Rush is an exciting and amazing sports drama about real life Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and the rivalry between the 2 and may, in my opinion, be the best work from Director Ron Howard, and is certainly his best film since Apollo 13. I won't be losing any sleep if the film doesn't win best picture at the Oscars, but I will be really pissed if Daniel Bruhl doesn't win. Unless, of course, Michael Fassbender wins for 12 Years a Slave. So go see it if you haven't. If you aren't satisfied, you are an asshole
    -L.K

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Don Jon


Don Jon is a film about how young, good looking woman are unsatisfying cunts, which leads to "Don" Jon watching porn as a substitute for what those girls fail to offer him. I don't have much to say about this film, other than it was very competent. It was well written, directed, acted, shot and edited, but I really didn't care for the story. Don Jon was a likable guy, Scarlet Johannson played such a cunt, but the best character in the movie is Jon's sister. She was essentially silent Bob; she just durdled around on her phone until the end of the movie where she had some strong emotional input about Scarlett Johannson's character. I have the same feeling about this as I did with Jack the Giant Slayer. Don Jon is a very well made film, but it just wasn't for me. It didn't say anything that I didn't already know, but I was a bit unsatisfied with the ending. I thought it pulled some punches, for the sake of pandering, but that is just my opinion. I say either wait for the dollar theater, or just rent it, unless you really want to see how ripped Tony Danza is now
    -L.K

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Curse Of Chucky

My first review of the month and it is only fitting that I should start off with a horror film. Curse of Chucky is the newest film in the long running Child's Play franchise, about a doll that is possessed by a serial killer that says funny things. This is also the first film in the series that went straight to home video, which is why most of you probably never heard of it. I, personally, am a big fan of the first Child's Play movie. It's dark, its funny, its violent and has one of the most iconic villains in all of horror. The only reason we keep coming back to these movies is because of Chucky and the amazing job that, Academy Award Nominee, Brad Douriff provides. Chucky is the really king of the one liner horror anti-heroes, and he is back providing the voice again, which is refreshing. This film is very comparable to Riddick, in that this is the product of a film that is made by people who care about the franchise and just want to keep the saga going in a way that pleases the fans. Curse of Chucky is especially pleasing to its fans. Its a very back to basics film, with a simple premise, minimal locations, and taking place over a small time frame to get a bit more believable emotion and reactions from characters, which is usually neglected in horror fare. The movie isn't perfect, it could have had more blood, but what it lacks in violence, it makes up for with Chucky dialogue, and this is probably the funniest of all of them. Like Riddick, this film isn't for everyone, but if you are a fan of this franchise or even horror, I say give it a watch. It isn't the best in the series, but it is a pretty close second
Oh, and watch the post credits scene for some much desired closure
     -L.K