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My Top 5 Favorite Romance Films

Originally posted on Hunida's Blog:
Getting into the mood for Valentine’s Day in just THREE days, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Romance films!! I absolutely LOVE love so I’ve seen a shit ton, to be honest… I could go on and on but I had to narrow it down to My Top Five Favorites! (*These are in no specific order*): (via IMDb) He’s Just Not That Into You Synopsis: “A group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life, trying to read the signs of the opposite sex–and hoping to be the exceptions to the “no-exceptions” rule. Gigi just wants a man who says he’ll call–and does–while Alex advises her to stop sitting by the phone. Beth wonders if she should call it off after years of committed singlehood with her boyfriend, Neil, but he doesn’t think there’s a single thing wrong with their unmarried life. Janine’s not sure if she can trust her…

Film Review – War Machine (2017)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – War Machine (2017) Director – David Michôd (The Rover) Cast – Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Emory Cohen, Will Poulter, Topher Grace, Sir Ben Kingsley, Meg Tilly, Scott McNairy Plot – Sent to the Middle East to win the hearts and minds of the locals and get them to support the foreign troops they’re harbouring in their lands, US Army Gen. Glen McMahon (Pitt) and his entourage quickly realise that they are facing an uphill battle to win the war on terror when away from the battlefield. “What do you do when the war you’re fighting just can’t possibly be won in any meaningful sense?” Review by Eddie on 02/06/2017 A world conquering streaming provider putting up $60 million dollars of hard earned cash. A beloved A-lister headlining the film and promotion of it and an Australian director who delivered one of the countries all-time great films in the form of Animal Kingdom. On paper Netflix’s War Machine seems like a…

Film Review – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): Jordan’s Take

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Directed by Zack Snyder Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Laurence Fishburne Review by Jordan (for Eddie’s take click here) “You don’t need to forge a silver bullet. But if you do, you don’t need to depend on the kindness of monsters.” Movies aren’t real. There’s a statement bound to astound no one. They can however force the viewer to suspend disbelief, and for their running time appear as authentic as the very pavement outside the cinema complex, regardless of plot, setting or genre. The key is commitment to idiosyncrasies and detail in characters and world creation, and suspense (not an element reserved for horror films) to keep the viewer focused. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is not a movie that feels real. Nor does it even feel like a movie that deserves to be taken seriously. From the very earliest scenes intended to draw sad emotions as the hook…

Film Review – The Jungle Book (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The Jungle Book (2016) Director – Jon Favreau (Chef) Cast – Neel Sethi, (Voices of) Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling Plot – Orphaned as a young boy, Mowgli (Sethi) is raised in the jungle after being rescued by kindly jaguar Bagheera (Kingsley) and given to the care of a wolf pack led by Akela (Esposito) and Raksha (Nyong’o). As he grows older however his life is threatened by vicious tiger Shere Khan (Elba) and Mowgli finds himself banished from the wolf pack and in partnership with honey loving bear Baloo (Murray).  “No matter where you go or what they may call you, you will always be my son” Review by Eddie on 12/04/2016 While it’s never going to be regarded in the same fashion as it’s beloved animated namesake from 1967, or the very book it’s based upon in the form of Rudyard Kipling’s revered novel, Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s well-meaning…

10 Most Anticipated Films of 2016: Jordan’s Take

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Will Batman vs Superman live up to the hype? Accounting for both cinema and home audiences, 2016 appears to have a strong line up of blockbuster and awards fair, as well as independent and genre offerings worth getting excited for. Cultured viewers will appreciate franchises such as Underworld returning, hopefully as immaculately constructed as ever, and I’m predicting some quality to be found in an adaptation of one of 2015’s most popular novels. Please note also that these films are included based on their Australian release dates, and some may have already been released in other territories. Of course sometimes the very best films are the ones that come out of nowhere and don’t feature on these types of lists, but I hope you can agree and see reason to be excited about the below 10 titles! For Eddie’s list of most anticipated films click here. Plot summaries from IMDb 10. Cold Moon Directed by: Griff Furst Starring: Robbie Kay, Christopher Lloyd, Candy Clark   Christopher Lloyd as James Redfield…

Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka

Originally posted on Rachael Reads:
RATING: 5/5 SYNOPSIS: The tales of Finn, Rey, and Poe in the days prior to the start of The Force Awakens. ? This book does a great job in helping to cement the things that you already thought about the characters after seeing the film and it also provides a nice backstory for Poe Dameron since we don’t see as much of him as we do Finn and Rey. In Finn’s story we get to see Stormtrooper training and really get into that whole hive mentality that keeps them all in check. I really enjoyed learning just a little bit more about the Stormtrooper teams and how they worked and I liked seeing them interact with each other outside of battle. I especially liked that we got to see some more of Captain Phasma and General Hux. I felt like I knew Phasma a little better after reading the section and I’m also more interested in Hux as a character. The relationship between Phasma and Finn was really interesting and I hope…

Film Review – Room (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: Room (2015) Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers Plot: 5 year old Jack (Tremblay) and his loving mother (Larson) are held captive in a small room that they’ve been imprisoned in by Old Nick (Bridgers). As Jack begins to understand more about the world and why they are held captive, the two begin to plot their escape into the great big world that lay outside their walls. “When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know everything!” Review by Eddie on 18/01/2016 It says a lot about the quiet yet assured power of Room that despite the fact half of Lenny Abrahamson’s film takes place in the titular and small “room” or really prison that Brie Larsons Ma and her son Jack played by impressive newcomer Jacob Tremblay are kept in, scenes in the film constantly engage the viewer through terrific performances, a taught and sharp script by Emma Donaghue (who here adapts her own book)…

“The Revenant” Film Review: Can Everyone Stop Being Mean To Poor Leonardo DiCaprio Now, Please?

Originally posted on The Collective Blog:
“The Revenant” is one of the most viscerally beautiful movies I have ever seen. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki made the fascinating decision to use natural light almost exclusively throughout the entire film, and it pays off magnificently. The winter light feels almost lazy as it bends around frosty trees and bounces off the snow-covered ground. At times there is barely enough light to truly see what’s happening on the screen, which only serves to heighten the film’s often tense atmosphere. This film is truly a feast for the eyes. The acting in this film is absolutely top-notch. It’s easy to see why Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for this role. He actually has a surprisingly small amount of dialogue, and half of that is in a foreign language. Most of Leo’s work is physical, and it’s demanding and brutal. Yet audiences connect with and sympathize for his character because his pain and anguish, his drive and determination come through so clearly. That’s not…

F*ck, Marry, Kill: Star Wars Edition

Originally posted on The Collective Blog:
Original artwork: Disney/Lucasfilm This is the final week in our Star Wars rewatch and what a ride it’s been, Collectors! Today, we play a little game called Fuck, Marry, Kill with three of our favorite Star Wars characters. Let us know if you agree, disagree or have anything to say about our choices in the comments below and be sure to check out our sisters from another mister over at Keysmash blog and join us tonight as we live tweet the final installment of the Star Wars epic, Revenge of the Sith, starting at 6pm West Coast time. Fuck, Marry or Kill…Luke Skywalker, Leia Skywalker or Han Solo? The Spaniard Okay here we go. This game sucks right now, because I love these three characters immensely! I feel rather like Tom Hiddleston at an MTV slumber party. But anyway. Fuck— Han Solo. Because who doesn’t want to get it on with that hunk of man meat? I certainly do. I’m sure that fucking Han also involves lots of feels and snarky…