Archive | October, 2013

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

4 Oct

I simply love this movie. That’s why I chose this movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as my first post. General This movie is start from a old lady laying in a hospital bed talking about there was a clock maker named Mr. Cake, made a giant clock which running backwards. And that’s how this beautiful amazing love story beginning. 捕获1 Benjamin Button, just like that giant clock, living backwards. He was born like “a man well in his 80s on his way to the grave.” Benjamin met his young lady Daisy at her beautiful innocent age. They hide under the table. Just exactly like other young couples. But still somehow looks weird from his wrinkles covered face, and her pretty face. While I’m watching this movie I can not stop thinking what should I do when I was still a young child have to say goodbye forever to my friends who I may not seen anymore. But this how Benjamin spent his childhood with old people’s dying, and growing up. Life is beautiful with loved ones. Benjamin is God’s miracle, just like what his mama said.  After he left his “home”. He joint the boat, met lots of different people, and listened to their own stories. He heard nothing from his young lady Daisy. But life still going on. “You’ll never know what’s coming for you” I like the part when Benjamin talked about “it’s a funny thing to come to home,” everything is stay the same, but the only thing changed is you. He is much younger than he used to be. But still too old for his real age. The good thing is Daisy is back. 捕获2 They talk and dance all night long. To one point I wish this is how this movie ends. Let’s the beautiful love stay how it supposed to be. But this is movie. Benjamin met his father, and Daisy, got car accident. She can not dance anymore. With his beautiful face, Benjamin told her he would take her home. She refused. She said, “I don’t want to be with you. Just stay out of my life.” Like every love story, couples don’t want the loved ones seen their miserable. But this is the real harm for both of them. But finally, She came back. 捕获3 While Daisy is crying for getting old, Benjamin’s face just looks perfect. God made a joke on both of them. “We’re meeting in the middle”, “we finally caught up with each other.” They got a baby girl. And Benjamin realized that their young girl need someone to grow old with. He left. The next time Daisy saw him, he was already a twenty-something young guy, and she married a widower.  She took care or him, and watching him from a young kid sitting on the roof to an infant who forgot how to walk. Benjamin died in his love’s arm. With the storm hitting the window. The beautiful miracle love story end. Actor Brad Pitt is handsome as always, even his face covered with wrinkles. His work in this movie just normal. Nothing too much to comment. Cate Blanchett is amazing. She use her own way to describe a woman’s whole life. From pretty innocent young kid to a beautiful young lady, to a mother and an old grace lady. I can see my life track from her act. All-in-all I love this movie, the curious case of Benjamin Button, just like a journey for all the audiences. I can experience a totally different lifestyle from this movie. And feel how this miracle brought to this couple. I still remember I ask my three years younger boyfriend while we were watching this movie together, if wrinkles covered my face, will you still love me? However, this is not only about Benjamin, it about everyone in this movie. Just like how it ends, some have an ear for music, some are artists, some swim, some are mothers. What you see from this movie? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMt-SwccPD0

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Fight Club

4 Oct

“That old thing, how you always hurt the one you love. Well, it works both ways.”

Edward Norton plays the noname, who have suffered from insomnia for long time, his doctor refused to give him any medicine and advises him to join a support group where he met the “big boobs Bob”. This no name gut start to addicted to attending support groups, until he found out that he is not alone. Marla Singer, showed up in his life. During a flight home, no name guy met Tyler Durden, and he have to call him after he found out his apartment blew out and he has no place to go. This is how this movie and how fight club beginning.

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After the first fight outside the bar, Mr. Noname moved to Tyler’s dilapidated house. They have fight over and over until it become the “fight club” where brunch of men will meet up in a bar’s basement. It is a routine opportunity to fight with others.

“Gentlemen, welcome to the Fight Club. The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.”

Thing between Marla, Mr. Nomane, and Tyler became more and more complicate. She have sex with one and then another. She seems weird and both of two guys’ friendship seems changed after this girl and all those changes happened among fight club. Mr. Noname tried to shut down the project which started by Tyler and fight club. But he found out he can do nothing, and everything is under Tyler’s control. Until they fight for the last time, and Mr. Noname realized that Tyler is just exactly himself and he is Tyler. He shot himself in the face, and “killed” Tyler.

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“Most people…normal people…do just about anything to avoid a fight.”

Edward did awesome job in this movie, or you could say Edward Norton is really good at being a psycho. He can be as innocent as a young teenager, or being a super creepy weirdo. About Brad Pitt, he just act out how wild or crazy he is.

This movie is kind of arouse my feeling about have a fight with someone. I always  wrestling with my boyfriend, but since he is much bigger and stronger than me, been defeated feels terrible. Anyways, this movie give other people’s a feeling that they can not just simply suck everything up, they need to learn how to say no, or at least find a good way to let temper go, maybe not fight with some random people, since this is just a movie.

I like it a lot though.

Step Brothers

4 Oct

Step Brothers is a very comical movie about when a single mother and a single father both with 40 year old sons who still live at home with their parent. They do not have any kind of job, or responsibility. Their parents take care of everything for them. This is, until they have to move into same house with each other. They fight and bicker all the time and make each other mad. In one instance, they get into a fight in the front yard, their entire neighborhood circles around them and watch. They eventually knocked each other out and later woke up only to found out they are grounded from TV. Because of this, they eventually get job, even though they were not serious at very beginning, and “grow up”. Until the end of the movie, when they have to combine their talents to save the party, they realized how pressure their friendship are.

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It is a really good and funny movie. Because I believe everybody can relate to it. We all remember the time when we have to grow up and become an adult. This is interesting to see how other people grow up differently, and have to overcome different obstacles. No two people “grow up” the same way. This movie use its own weird way to show us how 40 year old people trying to live independently, and responsible, while others are already successful enough to have their own family. After you laugh how silly they are, you will feel a little bit sorry for them, since we do not understand their world as a child and the pressure they are facing.

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I have to say that both two actors did excellent job in this movie. They made the audience believe that they are the step brothers instead of actors. The way they are acting really bring me into the brothers’ life.

The ending part is funny but touching. Everyone changed their point of view about their brothers. Everyone is surprised about how mature they have become, and how well they get along with. They tried their best to overcome those things they used to seem taboo or impossible mission. These remind me a quote said “those who said they can’t ; won’t.”

I like this movie, Step Brothers, one reason is because it is super funny, more because you can find yourself in this inspiring movie.

 

Kill Bill

4 Oct

Blood, gore, and more gore. Kill Bill: the perfect story of sweet revenge. The Bride shows no form of compassion, relent, or mercy to those she kills. From what started as a ruthless attempt on her life by her former boss and associates, she tracks down and destroys them all, one by one. The ultimate goal? Simple. Kill Bill, the mastermind behind her attempted murder. In the end, Kill Bill reminds us all that revenge is a dish best served cold.

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The director Quentin Tarantino has his own reputation as violence and classic quotes. Because in each of his movies, he kinda push the envelope, he gave the audience an expectation that his movie should be good and gore. Like in Pulp Fiction, there’s a sense of gay rape which you have never heard about. At the time of violent, there still have good theme or story behind it.

If you are a gore movie fun, you definitely have watch Quentin Tarantino‘s movie before. Also his foul dialogues are as famous as his gore.

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“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”

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“Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in.”

Wall Street (1987)

3 Oct

This is a good business-related movie.

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Bud Fox is an ambitious stock trader who will do just about anything to get into the big leagues. He has been actively courting Gordon Gekko, one of the biggest stock speculators on Wall Street. Gekko manipulates the market using inside information and his motto best describes his approach: greed is good. Nothing will stop him from pursuing a good deal and he takes advantage of Bud’s burning to desire to succeed. Soon, Bud finds himself getting information from any source and using to gain an advantage. It all comes to a head however when Gekko targets Blue Star airlines, the company where Bud’s father has worked for 24 years, secretly planning to break it up and plunder the employees’ retirement fund. Written by garykmcd

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Honestly, I don’t like this movie. The reason why I still chose to post this one was because one of my friend highly recommend this movie. In his word, this movie, Wall Street, will never been forget by time. He said, this movie teach him what is the real world and how cruel it is. Money is not everything, but is the thing that can make you get anything you want, and lose everything you cherished. There is not short cut to become success.

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This is a good movie for young people who are facing the question of how to be success. They can find themselves in Wall Street. Also, this movie can be a good alarm for those people who want to get rich easily.

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Movie 43 – Podcast #2

3 Oct

Movie 43 – Podcast #2.

Silent Hill

3 Oct

I do not watch too much horror movie, but this one is the only one I like.

Silent Hill this movie, is based on the same name successful video game.

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“After the continuous sleep walking episodes of Sharon, the young daughter of Rose Da Silva, the decision is made to take Sharon to the place only mentioned in her restless dreams- Silent Hill. However, the road to Silent Hill is anything but easy to access, and Rose creates a high speed chase between herself and a police officer only to end in a crash for them both. When she wakes up, Sharon has disappeared and Rose is at the entrance to the deserted, dream-like town of Silent Hill. As Rose begins the search for her daughter, she does not realize the terror and mystery surrounding her. Rose is led on a blind search for her beloved daughter, finding herself getting more and more entwined into disturbing past of Silent Hill.” Written by Conquerer

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This is a bloody movie which full of broken arms, and injuries. If you never seen this kind of movie before, you may feel a little bit uncomfortable with this. However, despite the blood and violence, the theme and the whole story of this movie, is what really attract me, and make me like it.

First of all, this movie is mainly about how a mother trying to find her adopted daughter, and bring her back, no matter what. She overcame almost everything on the way she heading silent hill, and in the silent hill. As a human being, she has her own fear about dark and die, but all these mean nothing compared to her daughter. About the police officer in the movie, she answered her duty till the last minute before she died. The most impression that this movie gave to me, is silent hill is highlight the power and the abilities of  female. And males in this movie seems more coward. They chose to stay in their own home, and stay away from all kinds of dangerous.

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As a horror movie, silent hill still has it touching part. At the end of the whole movie, the mom and the daughter went home together. Even in the same place at the same time, the family still can not be reunion. This part make me feel sad. I can not imagine what I will do if I were in the same position; you can feel everything is the same, but you can not resist the feeling of lonely.

All-in-all

If you want to find some movie to make your heart beat go faster, Silent Hill will be a good choice for you.

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