26 March 2013

Top 5 Saddest Movie Scenes

As you sure understand, this list contains spoilers. These are the movies included in the list:
The Straight Story, Dancer in the Dark, The Thin Red Line, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Requiem for a Dream

I suggest you watch the full movies first, because all these scenes are better when built up.

#5. The Hanging

from Dancer in the Dark




#4. The Letter to Jack
from The Thin Red Line

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#3. The Reunion 
from The Straight Story




#2. Hachi Waiting
from Hachi: A Dog's Tale




#1. Sara Goldfarb
from Requiem for a Dream


I could include many scenes with Sara Goldfarb, but this may be the saddest.

15 March 2013

Top 5 Most Anticipated movies 2013

#5. Serena
Director: Susanne Bier (In a Better World aka Haevnen)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper


Susanna Bier is a great director, I've liked all her films I've seen so far. This may well be her biggest project so far which makes it really interested to see what we'll get.

Plot copied from here: The film follows newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

I think I'll rate this: 8

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas


My high anticipations on this one is mostly because of Ryan Gosling and the director Nicolas Winding Refn, who made Drive together, but the plot sounds promising too.

Plot from Wikipedia: The film follows Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, as he is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death

Sounds like it's going to be quite violent.

I think I'll rate this: 8 

#3. Gravity
Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men)
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney


I like space movies, especially if there are no aliens involved. It's fascinating to think of space and its infinity and how small you'd be out there. I really hope the movie focuses on something like this, something psychological rather than a lot of action sequences.

Plot copied from here: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

I think I'll rate this: 7

Director: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes


Both Derek Cianfrance and Ryan Gosling did a great job in Blue Valentine. This movie sounds a little different than Blue Valentine, but nothing about it sounds bad. I like the plot and my anticipations are high.

Plot copied from here: Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud.

I think I'll rate this: 8

Director: Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame)
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbinder, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch


Steve McQueen is one of the most interesting directors of this century. His movies are not mainstream, they are challenging movies with real emotions. So if a director like him makes a film about slavery, it has to be great, though maybe a bit painful to watch.

Plot copied from here: Tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a New York citizen who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.

I think I'll rate this: 9


Again, like last year, I will follow up this post at the beginning of next year. Hope you'll still be here then.

09 March 2013

Top 5 Movie Soundtracks

#5 Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

 

#4 Hans Zimmer - The Thin Red Line (1998)

 

#3 Neil Young - Dead man (1995)

 

#2 Clint Mansell - Requiem for a Dream (2000)

 

#1 Clint Mansell - The Fountain (2006)



05 March 2013

Top 5 Movies Seen in February

#5. Purge (2012)
Original title: Puhdistus
Directed by: Antti Jokinen
Genre: History, Thriller

#4. Before Sunrise (1995)
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Genre: Romance, Drama

#3. Life of Pi (2012)
Directed by: Ang Lee
Genre: Adventure

#2. The Impossible (2012)
Original title: Lo imposible
Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
Genre: History, Drama

#1. The Sessions (2012)
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance