Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Worlds End (2013)

The Worlds End

Written By Simon Pegg & Wdgar Wright

Directed by Edgar Wright

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman & Rosamund Pike

Simon Pegg is a loser drug addict who remembers a single night when he was 17 trying to drink a pint at 12 different pubs on a famous town pub crawl. Since his youth, he has never made it to the final pub, Worlds End, so as an adult he gets the old gang together to recreate this amazing night that meant so much to him. Ofcourse this is when everything goes wrong...

So what do you thing about hot fuzz? How did you like Shaun of the Dead? Ok, now I'm just hitting on you. The truth is if you liked either of these films or both then chances are you will not be disapointed about The Worlds End. (that played out nicely)

This kind of campy fun film makes for a great movie going experience, where you won't need much else besides a good friend and a few laughs. The best part of this movie is how little it has to say about anything. Just a laugh we quickly move on to the next joke.

If you didn't like Shaun, or Fuzz then the only advice I can give you is this. Do you have friends? Do you drink beer? Do you have a healthy fear of alians and world invasion. How do you feel about comedy? I think you'll like it.

No rating. Just a fun film to see.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Written by Woody Allen

Directed by Woody Allen

Starring Kate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin & Peter Sargaard

Note * Woody Allen has done such films as; Manhattan, Midnight in Paris, Mach Point, To Rome with Love & Annie Hall.

Woody Allen's new film is basicly about a woman going though PTSD. Her trama isn't from a war experience rather it's from her marrage that ended in devource and ruin. She is left with little money and no skills to survive. She is forced to move in with her sister who she had cheated out of a small fortune years earlier. This is where the story begins.

Woody Allen starts the film here, in the midst of disaster and as the movie progresses we see glimps after glimps of Kate living a "High Life" of the rich and powerful. These scene illistrate where Kate is coming from and how the current state of things is completely humiliating. As we come out of each luxurious scenes Kate is often sitting off in a corner with a long star... muttering to herself. She can't leave the past behind doomed to continuously relive her fall from grace. This is the PTSD of the film and as an audience member you feel it.

Woody Allen is a master of story telling. His films arn't filled with explocions or car chases, they are often focused on distictly character experiences. Some sugjest that these films are boring (and in some cases they are) but not because they are missing action but because we, the audience, are desencitized to the human character experience. We loose interest when someone on screen starts talking about what they truly want out of life. Even if you do find Woody Allen films boring they are only boring for the first half of the movie. Once he sets eveything up then he sends everyone into a frenzy and the entire story takes off.

Blue Jasmine is no different from his other films except that he has been practicing on all his other films so that he could make this one! Kate Blanchet is an incredible actriss who knows how to find the heart of a character and make it her aura on screen. She has all the skill and control of a brain surgen and she's even fun to watch.

Five stars. Woody Allen is many things... and one of them is a great filmmaker.