Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cinema at Home #3

1. Anna Karenina
This was a beautiful movie. I loved the costumes, the actors, and the whole story. Keira Knightly is beautiful in everything she does, and I found it amusing that Jude Law's character seemed so weak by allowing his wife to continue seeing her lover and still be married to her, it's just a completely opposite personality from anything else I've seen him in. I have not read the book, so I don't know exactly how close the movie stayed to the actual story, but I thought everything was amazing. Now I just need to read the book!

 2. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
This movie was so good, I've been waiting to see this one for a while. The story is about the few weeks before the world is guaranteed to end by an asteroid hitting. Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly, who are neighbor, end up going on a roadtrip to say their last unsaid things to important people they love, and they end up forming a relationship one could only find in the time leading up to the apocalypse.

3. Magic Mike
Haha okay so this one is embarrassing that I even watched it, but I did. I love Matthew McConaughey, I'm sorry. This was exactly what I thought it was going to be. Lots of male strippers, unexpected amounts of drugs, and a very unexpected sort of love story...there's not really much else to say about this one.

 4. Hysteria
This movie was interesting to say the least. I picked it up because it had Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Hugh Dancy's character was a doctor in Victorian England, just around the time when science was discovering new medical things such as germs, and Dancy's character had a tough time trying to convince older doctors of this, resulting in him being fired over and over again. He then meets Gyllenhaal's father, who runs a practice curing women of  "hysteria". Dancy's character and his friend invent the "electric massager", which aids with "hysteria". Dancy and Gyllenhaal's characters clash through majority of the movie, as Gyllenhaal is running a women's shelter and gives all sorts of equal rights speeches, which was looked down upon by the men of the time. I recommend this movie for an older audience as it is a bit inappropriate for younger viewers, but a good movie nonetheless.

5. Safety Not Guaranteed
I picked this movie up because I was checking it in at the library and noticed that Nick from The New Girl was in it! I had no idea what it was about and I was definitely pleasantly surprised. The story was that this really awkward girl worked as an intern at a magazine, she and another intern were chosen to help Jeff (Jake Johnson) on a story about a man who put out an ad in the classified section to find a time travel companion. The entire movie you have to decide for yourself whether the man is crazy or telling the truth about traveling through time.

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