Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What goes around, comes around

These days, apart from changing countries, airports, cities, as usual, I got the chance to watch some films that I was waiting for long enough, either to enjoy or refresh. I equally got the free time to let myself be absorbed in movies that were playing in a screen in front of my prone to distraction eyes. It's always fulfilling to find time to devote to your first big crash --cinema will always keep me a hostage of its charms- meet old friends, strike new poses, sleep or kiss or LMAO in front of the big screen, it's always very nice of you to hold me like that.

Here comes September's list (even if it's not over, not over, not over yeah!):

Life of Brian (1979) is the perfect movie to enjoy while stoned. 100% guarantee, Do not try this in a Public Place. It does not need any introduction whatsoever or should I whistle "Always look on the bright side of life!"

Going the Distance (2010) is an ok movie, only during the flight and only when the cabin screen is not right in front of you, or else you are running the danger to get a headache. If it is so, close your eyes and choose option 3; classical music will do you good. In a nutshell, you get to see how long distance relationships cannot possibly work, especially when you're in a different timezone, even if Drew Barrymore is the girl in question.

How Do you Know (2010) is more than the coupling of Reese Whitherspoon and Owen Wilson and them winning the title of the worse (by far) screen couple ever. It is also about Jack Nicholson being a harsh dad and boss, and they lived happily ever after.

Bridesmaids (2011), ow, no, ow, no, half of the good lines and comedic efforts were spoilt by fatal exaggeration. The bad ones, well, they never meant to take off; even if this is supposed to be above the norm of silliness, taking into account that it's produced by Apatow. My soft spot: Rose Byrne.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) was not all that cracked up to be, unfortunately. There was this sweet character with the pin-up looks of her contemporaries, Peggy, played by Hayley Atwell, but other than that I did not enjoy the presence of the male cast, except for Tommy Lee-Jones, and, naturally, the one on the dark side: Hugo Weaving's Red Skull, the master of destruction and distress.

Medianeras (2011) was a big hit at 17th Athens International Film Festival Opening Nights Conn-x, but a miss in my heart. Visually pleasurable, with a cute female protagonist and beautiful photography, the film had this slow pace that makes you take a nap during the screening, especially if you had a sunstroke earlier on the day.

Last, but not least, Attenberg (2010) is even more than expected: a fascinating tale of a girl, an exquisite Ariane Labed, who thought of normality as abnormality, but still struggled to turn into a swan. It deserves a post on its own.

And the beat goes on...

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