Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

     As everyone says this is an amazing film. When I saw the previews I didn't think it would be very good. They did not do the movie justice at all. The film is about a young boy just going to high school. Right away we know there is something wrong with him. But the audience doesn't know what is wrong with him. The main character Charlie is the amazing and very cute Logan Lerman. Charlie meets some very strange and different friends named Sam and Patrick. Sam and Charlie fall in love but there is something different. Charlie agrees to date someone else. See the story on the outside is literally of wallflowers that don't mean much to popular people. I liked all of the behind the scenes things. Charlie is different and they keep referring back to getting bad again. The audience doesn't exactly know what that means but we find out. Charlie refers to his aunt and how she was this amazing person but things start to come together when Charlie blacks out. When he blacks out he sees things again. The entire movie is like a big puzzle. The puzzle starts to come together and we realize all of the behind the scenes details are rough things. The movie is heartfelt and moving. Everything in the movie makes you laugh or cry. It follows the stories of these people that are realistic. Every teenager should see this movie!

"We accept the love we think we deserve." five star quote.

"And in this moment I swear, we are infinite." five star quote.

"You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think it counts as love." four star quote.

Logan Lerman as Charlie: 10

Emma Watson as Sam: 10

Ezra Miller as Patrick: 10

Overall The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 10

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

     A love story filled with romance, triumphs, heartbreaks and of course love stories. Now at first the only thing that brought me to this movie were the amazing actors like Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, and Ashton Kutcher. But then I realize there are so many more great actors in this movie then just them. The movie is about all different love stories. There is the guy with a wife and a girlfriend who finds out. There is the old couple with their problems and triumphs over them. The young couple that doesn't exactly know why they are together. The fiancĂ© who says yes and doesn't mean it. And the gay couples hiding from the world. Of course then there is the young couple that aren't sure how life works yet. And the people still in elementary school.
     I loved each different story and how they were all connected. Overall it was a cute romance that was sometimes funny but overall it was entertaining.

"There you have it folks. Young Love. Full of promise, full of hope, ignorant of reality." five star quote.

Bradley Cooper as Holden: 9
Jamie Foxx as Levin Moore: 10
Jennifer Garner as Julia Fitzpatrick: 10
Anne Hathaway as Liz: 10
Ashton Kutcher as Reed Bennett: 9
Taylor Lautner as Willy: 10
Overall Valentines Day: 9

The Moral Instruments City of Bones

The Moral Instruments City of Bones

     This was a movie mainly about a young girl who realizes she is not only different from the others but she also can see demons. A very handsome Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) plays a shadow hunter. At first the only person from our world that can see him is Clary (Lily Collins). The movie begins with Clary seeing Jace. She has always known she is different and when she starts drawing these symbols she realizes just how different she is. As Jace connects with her Clary is the only person that sees him. He shows her and her friend Simon that they are not safe when her mother is taken. There is only way to get her mother back.
     The team joins up with other shadow hunters and they fight against demons to get Clary's mother back. There are many disgusting creatures and they could have dialed it down a bit on the grossness of some of the creatures. Some was unnecessary but of course this was a movie about demons. The love story was amazing between Clary and Jace and then of course there was the best friend that was in love with Clary, Simon. The only way to get Clary's mother back is to unlock the doors in her mind and find  her memories that have been hidden from her for so long. There were quite a few twists and turns through out the movie and I think one of the biggest ones was that the main bad guy was Clary's father. This made the entire story different and the ending was amazing while Clary fights to find the way back to her mother Jace realizes that he is the son of the same person. After thinking they were in love they both find out that instead they are brother and sister. That was defiantly a Star Wars moment if I ever saw one.
     Though there were some parts that were entirely too horror movie and not very believable if you put those aside and just look at it like a movie or a fantasy then it was a wonderful film. The acting was done very well. I only knew Jamie from Twilight as Caius and let me just say he was good in that movie but great in this one. Lily Collins was amazing in Abduction with Taylor Lautner and again in this movie. This was overall a very good movie.

"Everything you've heard…about monsters, about nightmares, legends whispered around campfires. All the stories are true." Three star quote.

"I've been hunting demons across the world in their varying different forms." three star quote.

Jamie Campbell as Jace: 10

Lily Collins as Clary: 10

Robert Sheehan as Simon: 9

Overall The Moral Instruments City of Bones: 8