Gravity is Breathtaking September 20, 2013Posted by Alichat in Life, Movies.
Tags: Alfonso Cuarón, astronaut, George Clooney, Gravity, Jonás Cuarón, Sandra Bullock, space
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I mean that figuratively and literally. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s (Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban) new drama set in space had me holding my breath, clasping my chest, and clenching my fists at various times during the hour and forty minute journey. I thought I’d have a small problem viewing the film, being set in space, and you know, that whole lack of air issue. But there is so much more that grips you. Since this was an early screening, I expected that we’d have some talkers in the theatre. And you know how I feel about people who talk in the theatre.* They always seem to follow me, and considering how loud people were just entering the theatre last night, I braced for the aggravation. Aside from the occasional ‘Oh my god’ from the woman next to me, there wasn’t a peep from anyone in the theatre. Not a word. Abby felt it was a testament to how fully the audience was pulled into the film, and I have to agree.
Gravity begins in complete silence to a spectacular view of earth from space. (more…)
The Coens, A Snorter, and My Mom…. September 12, 2008Posted by Alichat in Life, Movies.
Tags: Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading, Coen Brothers, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich
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Tonight, I got a chance to see a sneak peek of Burn After Reading. Along for the ride, my friends, Mere and Court, and my mother! I had wondered if Mom would enjoy this film. She was quite excited about seeing it, but I think she had forgotten about the Fargo woodchipper scene and the Coen Brothers’ love of the word fuck……a word she seriously dislikes. I won’t give away the plot of the movie (even though Entertainment Weekly already has), except to say that it was funny, sad, shocking, and for some reason, Frances McDormand recycled her “you betcha” North Dakota accent from Fargo. Very Coen. And was an interesting story on how Government is populated with idiots and women always come out on top. Well….that’s my interpretation!
As I said earlier, I was a little anxious to see how my mother would be. Not just because of the plethora of fucks, but because watching a movie with my mother can be….for lack of a better (more…)