30 June 2013

June Movies

Beasts of the Southern Wild: 7!!  this movie was really really good.  It is about a little girl, told from her point of view, about living in the bayou in Louisiana with her father.  A hurricane comes through, flooding the place and changing their lives.  It's definitely magical realism, or more like what life is like to you when you're 5 and everything is magical.  Highly recommended but be prepared to cry; B and I both were at the end.   

Easy A: I had to watch a teen movie for my YA lit class and chose this because i like Emma Stone and my friend D recommended it.  it's quite clever and worth a watch.  a 6. 

The Heat:  I am not normally big on comedies but D had free passes to a preview showing.  It was the weirdest movie experience i've ever had; the theater wouldn't let anyone in with a cell phone and was actually wanding people to make sure you didn't take it in.  Once inside and waiting for the movie, it was the loudest I'd heard in a theater in years.  As no one had a phone, everyone was talking to their neighbors!  The movie was funny.  Sandra Bullock is the straight-laced FBI agent while Melissa McCarthy is the freewheeling vice cop.  They have to team up to catch a drug lord.  I hope it does well. a 5.

Zero Dark Thirty:  Intense but not as intense as i worried.  Slow in parts and in other parts i was biting my nails.  a 6. 

4 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you, re: Beasts of the Southern Wild. That little girl was simply amazing! I like JLaw, but frankly I was disappointed that the little girl didn't win the Oscar for this performance instead.

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    1. The kid was awesome! B and I both talked about how hard that must have been for the cast/director and her. and she was like 5!

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  2. And I haven't seen any of these. I'm so out of the loop!

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    1. well, the Heat just came out Friday. I got to see it a couple weeks ago. Definitely see Beasts!

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