If I have enough $$ for grad school at the end of my four years at new paltz, it would be great to go to U of T at Austin. I have always wanted to visit for a few reasons. I have only heard great things about Austin. So if all of my cards fall into place then I would like to got to Austin for grad school and just to live there.
Could you imagine the emotional pain and struggle that these players and coaches are going through? I can not believe what I just read but it is real and that is the life of a North Korean footballer. The team was not going anywhere in the World Cup, so why just ridicule them? The demands for perfection were absolutely ridiculous and cruel. My heart goes out to the players, coaches and their families after hearing the news of what occured. This is something that will stay with them for a long time if not the rest of their lives.
you have got to be kidding me right now? this is not real, i am sure i was just dreaming this all up. this is going to get my money, gotta give credit to snyder for consistently making some of the best trailers out today, to me his movies have never lived up to the hype built by the trailers. still, knowing all of this information, you have to watch this movie and appreciate this for being more than a booty shaking action movie; i truly believe a great script is behind this one
I am, and have always been, a huge fan of John Cusack. He is able to find the balance of doing what he wants to do and film some big budgeted studio film. Here in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut, he plays one of his best characters and puts on one classic performance.
Lloyd Dobler is an everyman; who can’t see, no matter what gender you may be, a piece of themselves in the awkward aspiring kick-boxer. That is what a real and true romantic movies are supposed to do; create a character that is original that also has a piece of everyone in their personality. Lloyd is the ultimate character in a romantic movie. He is awkward, he dream is to a kick-boxer, his wardrobe is controlled by that ghastly coat he wears. He seems like the guy who is out of his element when he is with Ms. Diane Court. Haven’t we all been out of our element with an attractive member we have feelings for?
Chelsea have emerged as the favourites to win the Premier League once again, and are well on their way to adding to one of the major dynasty’s of modern football. But it hadn’t always been that way. José Mourinho came in for the 2004/5 season and made some major changes to…
You can’t deny the power of the blues. what a stellar lineup they had; young robben, terry, lamps and cech with the special one. i love how they had claude. he is a real special player who transformed that position. can we make it back to back this year? i know we can do it. From stamford bridge to wembley, we’ll keep the blue flag flying high. (on a side note, every single time i watch a chelsea video from a few years ago,a piece of my heart cries because we never should have let jose go)
its not just about greenhouse gases. while it may seem that we have an infinite amount of water, only less than 2 percent of it is drinkable; and most of that is frozen in glaciers. be smart and don’t waste the most precious thing we need to survive and the fishies will appreciate it.
This has been the only movie that I have seen this summer and it was one hell of a ride. It was one of the those movies you wish never ended it was so good. Everything about the move was spectacular. For a movie that many people, myself included, have been waiting years for, it delivered the goods and then some. It was so original and at its core is a sci-fi heist movie. Who doesn’t love heist movies? We all love heist movies. Just looking back at the film, I am almost brought to tears because it took my breath away. This movie is most likely the only movie that will get my money this summer and was an absolute steal for the price of a five dollar Friday matinée.
After the buzz over The Dark Knight subsided, a lot of people were wondering what he was going to do for his next project. He has in the past, taken another project before doing another installment of the Batman trilogy. He did The Illusionist, which is a fabulous film. When word got out that it was something of a mind-bending whatever it is, it had pumped and curious about the project. I was even more confused but pumped for the release of set pictures and the trailer as more information was told. By the time the trailers were coming out, I was floored by the beauty of the few minutes I was able to see. After hearing of the plot and watching interviews with Chris Nolan explaining the film into greater detail, I was able to understand the film; but after watching it, I was confused but my confusion was cleared up as the film progressed.
The concept of the film was the first thing that drew me to it like a moth to the flame. The mind is a powerful thing and an idea is even more powerful. However what good is it if you don’t do anything with that idea? Nolan puts this information and idea to good use in the final 90 minutes of pure brilliance. Their is a lot of potential with such an imaginative plan for a film, there is a lot that you can do. Nolan decides to create a world within a dream where you fill it with whatever you want. A heist of the mind was something to pay attention to. For these dreamers, inception was the ultimate heist or the pinnacle of their profession. The script has its faults in being slightly unclear in their terms but in the end you understand what they were saying. The arc of the story has a few twists and turns but it was an overall achievement in it of itself. People are either going to get it or not; it is just that simple. He wrote a story that aided him in bringing his dream out of limbo and onto the big screen.
The fight scene with JGL was one the many highlights of the film. If you saw the trailer then you saw a snippet of the physics defying brawl. In the film he fights not one but two baddies. One thing about this one was that it didn’t go on for too long, it had great pace to it and didn’t get too excessive. I love fight sequences as much as the next guy, but when it comes to a fight like this one, it takes a different kind of skill. I give big ups to the fight coordinator, whoever you are, and the rig guy who had them tumbling all over the place. As much as the actors and stunt guys have to do the work that garners the praise, its the guys who do the dirty work who deserve the real praise. Arthur was my second favorite character in the, Eames was very funny and was pretty cool, but Arthur was so sly when he got a kiss from Ariadne. Real quick thinking on his part; I think that Arthur deserved to have some more face time.
Leo as Cobb was the main driving force, for the plot, of the film. As much of it was a journey into the mind and dream of Fischer, it was more of an emotional journey into the heart and soul of Cobb. He kept the secret and all of the guilt of his wife’s death under wraps but not under control. His story was mainly brought to light by Ariadne. As annoying as she might have been, she was essential because she extracted Cobb’s past. His past is a terrifying blend love lost, dreaming and guilt. As much as he was an asset to the team, he was a liability to the mission and the team. He is a really lovable character. Your heart goes out to him when you hear and see his back story unfold chapter by chapter on the silver scree. It is heartbreaking to see a be brought to his knees like that. The arc of his story and background rivals the log line of the rest of story. Leo is a great actor, I loved him in Shutter Island, and now he put on another electrifying performance. Leo put a lot of passion, emotion and brains to this role, as he does for every role.
The shots on location was an aspect of the film that I felt were unappreciated to your average viewer. A good portion of the film was filmed on sight and not on a set or sound-stage. I like the feel that they cities bring to the atmosphere of the film. When in Mombasa, which they actually filmed in Tangier, was a fabulous scene of the film. That chase is something you just can’t capture on a set. The life and colors the city brings to a film is indispensable. The setting of Paris and the street exploding was something only Nolan could pull off. The jaws all dropped in unison. That dream sequence was the most recognizable, because it was in the trailer, and it was the first one where the audience is fully immersed in the dream and knows they are dreaming.
All in all the film was an absolute firecracker. Hand down the best of the summer and most likely the film of the year. The piece of art is polarizing and is when it comes to award season, I see it pulling a page out of the Dark Knight’s playbook and not getting the nod for Best Picture it deserves.
This is a really interesting concept for a film. The tone of the film as an action thriller, with a splash or love is nice. Jeremy Renner nailed it in Hurt Locker and is looking to hit another role out of the park in this one. Affleck is one heck of a director but he hasn’t really acted in a while, so only that is my main concern. I know he will work wonders in this one. 2010 has so many great films this year, I am super happy. All I have to do is find time and cash to sit down and watch them all.
Dare I say Mr. Mark Ruffalo? He has been offered the role and is considering it. Gotta love Mark, he is a great actor and has to chops to pull it off. Bruce Banner isn’t really his type of character but I am a big supporter of Ruffalo.