Sunday, August 30, 2015

Learning To Drive - A Must See I Gathered From The Trailer

Once in a while a good film happens. Right about now its titled Learning To Drive with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson. I think playing only limited engagements across the US. Not sure how it is everywhere else. The movie is based on a true story, whether about a woman who's husband is cheating or about an immigrant coming to America in search of a better life. Either way, the film is unique, interesting, engaging and funny and for sure a must see. Not a block buster, but for sure an uplifting tale. Check out for yourself and see:
Inspired by a true story, LEARNING TO DRIVE stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley in a feel-good comedy about an improbable friendship. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she's never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew. (Source YouTube)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

London Has Fallen - Gerard Butler - First Trailer

Highly, I mean highly anticipated film London Has Fallen is due out in 2016. Has it really been 3 years almost since Olympus Has Fallen? Anyway, here is a glimpse, a teaser really, and again I say highly anticipated by your's truly and millions of other Gerard Butler fans. And maybe a few more...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Brad And Angelia or Jennifer and Justin News in Film?

The same day...let me go back a few words. I don't know if you noticed but the trailer for the Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt film  By The Sea was released the same day we discovered Jennifer and Justin had tied the Hollywood-knott.

Now the question is, based on the trailer below, which was the more important news of the day? I hope the Pitt-Pitt duo a.k.a as Mr. & Mrs. Smith found a way to make By The Sea work.
Either way I do love Angelina Jolie.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Loft - Film Review

I appreciate a good story just like anyone else, and will watch most any film either to get inspired. Escape from the mundane, or simply watch actors perform their roles, well maybe even directors navigate the story.   

So I watched The LOFT, in this case, mostly by force. Someone suggested the film for our weekly get together over wine and film talk. I rolled my eyes at first when I saw the selection, but nevertheless, engaged in viewing the story about five grown men intent on cheating, in their twisted world, decide to invest in an apartment/loft to use as they pleased. No one but the five would know of the place. Except fantasies often times, do not turn out well, in reality, because in the real world, there are consequences, and those consequences could turn into something unimaginable, or was it?   

I have to say I didn't like the film, nor the story, feeling lost and confused at times, not because I didn't follow it, it was too much, or just downright over the top, one mystery adding more to the next, and so on, unfolding in a way pretty predictable or at least it was to me. The only part I appreciated is when I announced to my film club what I thought was happening, it happened exactly the same time one of the actors assumed was also happening...hence the story...I cannot tell just in case you want to see it, or not. 

The annoying thing is that I have seen the 2010 version of the LOFT, and back then I knew I should have passed it, why I repeated the same mistake, I have no idea. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

French Film Recomends - On Bastille Day

I live for French films and watch them religiously through any means possible - legal means - that is. I have included here some of my favorites, and a list here of most all films I've seen, and there are even more which would take me forever to compile. But you get the point. . And oh... Happy Bastille Day France!!! May you continue to inspire me for the rest of my life...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

London Has Fallen - Gerard Butler - First Trailer

Here's the thing, not since 300, was there a film starring Gerard Butler  worth a mention. Not his fault, he delivered his best of acting, but the films had no audience, or proper marketibality.  Until of course Olympus Has Fallen in 2013. I guess Butler is meant to play in action films more than anything else. Since then I've been patiently waiting for London Has Fallen, and I can't believe we have to wait another six months - since the action packed film is slotted for 2016 release.

Check out the trailer and let me know what you think - will London Has Fallen have the same impact as Olympus Has Fallen.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Who Says Films Don't Influence - In Home Decor That Is

One of my favorite things about film is the set decor. It is just as important as the clothes the actors wear. The decor plays a major role in defining the character, or the period of the film, and it has such an impact on the audience. Like me for example with the film AS GOOD AS IT GETS, You've GOT MAIL, or anything set in the east coast. I get inspired to improve my own style at home to look just like those homes.

Anyway, here's an article to prove my point. Which decor do you relate to most: