17 9 / 2014

Best of Me
Release Date: October 2014
Directed by:  Michale Hoffman (One Fine Day)
Screenplay by: Will Fetters (Pride), J. Mills Goodloe (Lucky One), Michael Hoffman (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Based on: novel by Nicholas Sparks
Starring: Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), James Marsden (Enchanted)
Tagline:  You Never Forget Your First Love
Genre: Romantic Drama, Weepie
Story:  High School sweethearts never get together and tragedy looms over them.
Note to Self:  Not excited about this one.  Not a fan of Sparks, loathed One Fine Day.  Story sounds dreary.
Verdict: Skip.

Best of Me

Release Date: October 2014

Directed by:  Michale Hoffman (One Fine Day)

Screenplay by: Will Fetters (Pride), J. Mills Goodloe (Lucky One), Michael Hoffman (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Based on: novel by Nicholas Sparks

Starring: Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), James Marsden (Enchanted)

Tagline:  You Never Forget Your First Love

Genre: Romantic Drama, Weepie

Story:  High School sweethearts never get together and tragedy looms over them.

Note to Self:  Not excited about this one.  Not a fan of Sparks, loathed One Fine Day.  Story sounds dreary.

Verdict: Skip.

14 9 / 2014

Laggies (October 2014)
Directed by:  Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed)
Screenplay by: Andrea Seigel (first film?)
Starring:  Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo),  Keira Knightly (Pride & Prejudice), Sam Rockwell (Moon)
Tagline:  A Comedy About Acting Your Age and Other Adult Decisions
Genre:  Coming of Age, Comedy, Romance
Story:  A young woman doesn’t want to grow up and lies to get away from her fiance for a weekend.
Buzz: James Rocchi (film.com) “Superbly written, handsomely made and full of terrific performances, “Laggies” is Shelton’s best film to date”  Jordan Raup (filmstage.com) “ contrived and characters increasingly erratic. Megan is a destructive individual, whose actions hurt those around [her]”
Note to Self:   Safety Not Guaranteed is in my watchlist.  Keira Knightly will be OK, get over it.  The main character seems to be a user but maybe that’s the point of the movie.
Verdict:  Put it on my watchlist.

Laggies (October 2014)

Directed by:  Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed)

Screenplay by: Andrea Seigel (first film?)

Starring:  Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo),  Keira Knightly (Pride & Prejudice), Sam Rockwell (Moon)

Tagline:  A Comedy About Acting Your Age and Other Adult Decisions

Genre:  Coming of Age, Comedy, Romance

Story:  A young woman doesn’t want to grow up and lies to get away from her fiance for a weekend.

Buzz: James Rocchi (film.com) “Superbly written, handsomely made and full of terrific performances, “Laggies” is Shelton’s best film to date”  Jordan Raup (filmstage.com) “ contrived and characters increasingly erratic. Megan is a destructive individual, whose actions hurt those around [her]”

Note to Self:   Safety Not Guaranteed is in my watchlist.  Keira Knightly will be OK, get over it.  The main character seems to be a user but maybe that’s the point of the movie.

Verdict:  Put it on my watchlist.

30 7 / 2014

Matt Damon. And the  http://ift.tt/1ocs1fZ

Matt Damon. And the http://ift.tt/1ocs1fZ

20 7 / 2014

onscreenkisses:

This Is Where I Leave You, dir. Shawn Levy (2014)
requested by anon

onscreenkisses:

This Is Where I Leave You, dir. Shawn Levy (2014)

requested by anon

20 7 / 2014

flippinyourfins:

A quite charming, live-action German language little mermaid movie was brought to my attention called “Die kleine Meerjungfrau” (The Little Mermaid) based off of the original Andersen fairytale. Zoe Moore stars as Undie, the titular character of this reimagined classic, with pretty underwater (!) scenes! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDX7aEI6v1o