Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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I don’t know about you, but I fucking love Tom Cruise! The guy is not only a good actor but he also has a lot of respect for moviegoers and action movies. How does he have that you may ask? Well he does his own stunts and really commits to the thing he is doing. Also if you see him at premieres and red carpet stuff you see that the guy loves his fans and enjoys interacting with them. And based on those things I have the utmost respect for the guy. Besides, he has been in some of my favorite movies such as “Collateral” (2004), “Interview with the Vampire” (1994) and “A Few Good Men” (1992). And then I heard he was starring in a sci-fi/action movie directed by Doug Liman who made “The Bourne Identity” (2002) which is another one of my favorite movies. So of course I was a little excited and waited until it came out and couldn’t go because I don’t have a job and therefore don’t make money and can go see every damn movie. But anyways, now that it have come out on DVD/Blu-Ray I could finally sit my butt down and have a look at this new movie.

Ladies and gentlemen…”Edge of Tomorrow”!

This movie is about major William Cage (Tom Cruise) who is sent into war to help fight aliens who want to annihilate us. But he doesn’t want to go to war and is therefore basically forced by General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) into it and has been demoted. So when he is in battle he manages to kill one of the aliens that, when killed, gives him a sort of super power. And by killing it I mean he blows himself up. But the twist is that when he gets the blood and guts and stuff of the alien into him he is teleported to the day before. So now whenever he dies he automatically turns back time. Now this premise sounds like it might get incredibly repetitive after a while but it surprisingly works. It doesn’t only focus on Cruise being killed all the time (even though that is a central theme of the movie) but it also focuses a lot on him trying to find a way to get rid of this power with the help of the incredibly badass Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). So you get to see Cruise relive the same day over and over again as he becomes a more skilled soldier and learns more about this power and how to stop it and the aliens. Now I thought the execution of the story really worked and was surprisingly awesome. The only problem I had with it was a thing (will not spoil it) which felt a little forced and I just didn’t think it worked for the story as it was cheesy and as I said… a little forced. But overall I thought the story was great.

The characters in this movie are (for the most part) very fleshed out. All of them had a purpose and they all served it perfectly. Firstly I think we have to get something clear… Tom Crusie in this movie is not the badass you expected him to be. As a matter of fact he is the exact opposite of that. The character of William Cage is a real coward and that makes him a lot more entertaining and relatable. But as you may expect he turns into more of a badass later on. Next up of the two most important characters is of course Rita. As I said before, she is a real badass! She has a backstory which you get throughout the movie and she overall just worked as a character. All the actors in this movie did a great job here. They all gave really good performances and that was nice to see.

The music, while nothing super special, was good. The original tracks by Christophe Beck were good and they worked well for the movie. And the few licensed tracks they used were also working and never over-shadowed anything. So the music in general was good.

Fun fact: This movie is based on a japanese graphic novel called “All you need is Kill”. Sure the characters are japanese in the graphic novel, but hey, it is fun knowing the story of an American movie is based on what you basically can call a manga. Also I have to touch on the action in this movie… it is pretty damn good. I already knew Doug Liman could do action, hell he did “The Bourne Identity”. But never that you could see it this clearly and just have so much fun with it! Also, some shots in the movie were really cool. I also feel like I have to touch on how funny this movie was… it was hilarious. Not only did it have cool action, good acting/story and great visual effects, but it also made me laugh a bunch of times. Most of them were based on the whole “Dying a lot” thing. Most movies would get it wrong and it would be pretty lame but here it just works and I love when movie can do that!

Now how was this movie received? On Rotten Tomatoes it got a 90% positive rating with a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic it has a 71/100. And finally on imdb.com it got an 8,0/10.

“Edge of Tomorrow” got a great story, great acting, good music, great action, great visual effects, great comedy and just kept me interested the whole time. Sure, there was that one part in the story that bothered me a little since it felt a little forced but that doesn’t take away too much from the movie. Time for the final score. My final score for “Edge of Tomorrow” is a 9,59/10. This movie is great, go pick it up it is totally worth it and I will of course grant it the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
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“Edge of Tomorrow” is reviewed.

If I would die, would I have to do the review all over again?

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Movie Review: The Usual Suspects (1995)

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You should know by now that I love crime movies. Whether it’d be a crime-drama, crime-thriller, crime-comedy, etc. There is just something about crime-based movies that I love. Maybe it is because I have never committed a crime and probably never will and the movies help me get some kind of weird satisfaction from it or something. Anyway, today we are taking a look at a crime movie that is being praised as one of the best.

Ladies and gentlemen, please step forward and say the line you’ve been given when told so… because we are taking a look at “The Usual Suspects”!

The story is about con man Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey) who is the sole survivor of a brutal and horrific gun battle on a boat/at a dock. He is brought in by the police and is being interrogated by US Customs officer Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri). As you may have guessed, the officer wants to know what the hell happened there. And not only does Kint tell him about what happened there, but he also tells about the events leading up to it starting with a random police lineup where he meets his fellow cast members (Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak). And at the same time as Kint is telling Kujan about the different situations there is an investigation going on that revolves around the mysterious killer “Keyser Söze”. And then plot twists, great heist things and other awesome things ensues… and that is kind of what makes this story so great. It has an unconventional way of telling itself. It is not straightforward, it is not without complexity, this story is fucking awesome!

The characters in this movie are fantastic in every aspect of the word. Not only well-acted, but also fantastically well-written. They are all entertaining to watch and they all fill their shoes perfectly. But by god, the biggest surprise in this movie was Stephen Baldwin. Take in mind that I have only seen him in that shit movie “BioDome”. But here he not only gives a really good performance but also turned out to pretty much be my favorite character. He is witty, he is smart, he got a great beard and just is perfect for the movie! Also, Kevin Spacey gives an Oscar worthy performance in this movie (Duh, of course he was Oscar worthy, he won an Oscar for the role).

The soundtrack by John Ottman (Who was also the editor for the movie) is just fantastic! Combining both subtle and pretty (I don’t wanna use this word, but I have to) epic orchestrations. The subtle parts were there when they needed to and the bigger parts were there when they needed to. And therefore it really worked.

Fun fact: The script for this movie was written by Christopher McQuarrie who later went on to direct 2012’s “Jack Reacher” and the upcoming “Mission Impossible 5”. I don’t know, I just thought it was kinda cool to see his name in the credits of this movie since I really liked “Jack Reacher”. Also if you didn’t know, this movie was directed by Bryan Singer who you may know from movies like “X-Men”, “X-men 2” and “X-men: Days of future Past”. Yeah, this guy has been around and kicked butt. I also have to mention that this movie is perfectly shot. I know I rarely say that about a movie that is not directed by David Fincher, but this time I can say it without any problems. It looks fantastic!

Time for the reception. For the most part, “The Usual Suspects” was well-received. On Rotten Tomatoes it holds a score of 88% and of course with that score has been certified “Fresh”. On Metacritic this movie has a 77/100. Here comes the funny bit where I tell you about what Roger Ebert thought about it… he didn’t like this at all. He gave this movie 1,5/4 stars… I know, it’s kind of weird. Anyway, moving on from that! Let’s see here, on imdb.com this movie has a score of 8,7/10 and is ranked #23 on the “Top 250” list there. This movie also won 2 Oscars in the categories of Best Actor in a supporting role (Kevin Spacey) and Best screenplay, written directly for the screen (Christopher McQuarrie).

This movie got great performances, an interesting plot with cool twists, great music, perfectly shot and it made me like Stephen Baldwin. So time for my final score for this little movie. My final score for “The Usual Suspects” is a 9,70/10 which of course grants it the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”.
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“The Usual Suspects” is finally reviewed.

KEYSER SÖZE, KEYSER SÖZE, KEYSER SÖZE!

Movie Review: Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Biographical movies are always a thing that has kept my interest. They are labeled under “Based on a true story” in the filing cabinet. Most of the times these situations might seem like a big fucking stretch… yet they happened, of course with a few modifications so it would fit in movie form. Today we are taking a look at on of those situations where it sounds so unreal that you might think someone jsut had a really wild fantasy… but when you read about it you see that it really was true how unrealistic it might seem.

Ladies and gentlemen… “Catch Me If You Can”.

Like I said this story is too good to be true. It is about Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who during the 60’s travels around the U.S. “Okay fair enough, what’s the catch?” I hear you asking. And the catch is that Abagnale was a con artist who tricked people to get money and free flying across the country. The funny thing is that he basically stole several million dollars across his journey… and he had not even turned 21 yet. The movie focuses on his journey of conning people and getting rich. You also get to follow the FBI agent (Tom Hanks) who is hot on his tail. You also get to see the close relationship Abagnale has with is father, Frank Abagnale Sr. (Christopher Walken). And yes, this explanation of the story may be vague at best but I found it too interesting to talk too much about. This story is one that is too full of twists, turns and awesome things that should be experienced by the viewer rather than getting it spoiled by me.

The characters in this movie are really interesting. They are very well-written and got some great pieces of dialogue. They never seem either fake or boring, they always work out for the best of the situations. They are also incredibly well-acted. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise since the three most prominent characters are played by three incredible actors (DiCaprio, Hanks, Walken). But in general, all actors did a great job both performing and delivering the clever dialogue that Jeff Nathanson wrote.

The music is an interesting thing. Why? Because it was made by John Williams and all pieces of music by him are interesting in one way or another… DUH! But in all seriousness, the original tracks in this movie are really nice to listen to. They also work for the movie well enough because they are nothing bombastic but rather pretty subtle(ish) and just fits the overall style of the movie (Crime-Drama-Comedy). There are also a bunch of older licensed tracks in the movie that honestly work fantastically to sell the feel of the scenes they are used in. They also help a bit with establishing the time period.

Speaking of establishing the time period, this movie does it perfectly. When a movie is set in a certain time period you have to take into consideration that it has to work in that time period’s favor. You need to make the movie feel like it actually captures the time period it is set in. And this movie does that perfectly with it’s clothing, music, vehicles… everything. And that is actually more difficult than it may seem. But this movie did it perfectly. If you want a recommendation for another movie that captures it’s time period very well I can point you towards 2013’s “American Hustle”… just saying. But back to the movie we were originally talking about! Another aspect that really worked with the movie was the camera work. But that doesn’t surprise me considering this movie was directed by Steven Spielberg who is a master class director. This movie is also surprisingly funny. There were times I was surprised to find a laugh. Not that I’m complaining because I am a big fan of crime-comedies. And I have to say that the comedy in this movie was really fun.

This movie was met with some prety good reception. Hell, even the real Frank Abagnale liked it. But anyway, uhmm… Rotten Tomatoes has a 96% positive score for it and has certified it “Fresh”. On Metacritic it has a 76/100. Roger Ebert seemed to like it as he gave this movie 3/4 stars stating:

“This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one”.

On imdb.com it has a score of 8,0/10… yet is strangely not on the “Top 250 list”. It was also nominated for 2 Oscars in the categories of Best supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) and best original Score.

This movie got an interesting story, great acting, great music, it is really funny and it is just awesome. So now it is time to hand out my final score. And now… my final score for “Catch Me If You Can” is a 9,71/10 which of course, my friends, grants it the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
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“Catch Me If You Can” is now at last reviewed.

My mom kept nagging on me that I had to see it… YOU HAPPY NOW!?

 

Top 10 Heartbreaking movie deaths

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How’s it going guys? Today it is time for something I rarely do on the blog (this is the second time actually) and that something is a countdown/Top List. Why did I decide to do one now of all times? Well there is no other reason than me just feeling like making it. So please don’t be too harsh with me in the end since I am not overly used to these things. But enough of that! Time to introduce the list (Which I technically already did if you loked at the title of the post). So yes, my first real Top 10 will be about deaths in movies. But no just any old deaths, oh no! These are deaths of characters who played a fairly big/important role in a movie. So if you didn’t get it already, this list will be filled with spoilers for different movies. So read this at your own risk. And just to make it clear, this list is based on my opinion and is not representative of the entire population. So if there is some heartbreaking death you’d like to mention, make you own list and/or comment on this post. So without further ado, let’s get to it!

Ladies and gentlemen… My Top 10 Heartbreaking deaths in movies!

Number 10: Drive (2011).
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Starting off at number 10 is the fantastic 2011 crime-drama “Drive” (Which happens to be my 2nd favorite movie). In this movie we see Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver with a mysterious past and problems he gets involved with. And since I started the list with that you would probably assume I am gonna talk about Ryan Gosling dying (Which he for the record does not do). No, I am talking about a death that happened late in the movie. And while the death itself isn’t that shocking or too extreme for your heart, it is still worth a mention. I am of course talking about the death of the Driver’s mentor and father figure Shannon (Bryan Cranston). The reason the death affected me a bit is not only because the guy was played by Bryan Cranston, but also because he was a very likeable guy. Yes, he kind of used the Driver to get money and stuff, but he was still a witty and just likeable guy. And seeing him getting killed by Bernie (Albert Brooks) was kind of sad. And therefore he gets a spot on this list.

Number 9: In Bruges (2008).
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Next up is the black comedy “In Bruges” which is a movie that really shows how good of an actor Colin Farrell actually is. This movie is one that really surprised me with not only how good it was, but also how much drama there also was considering the trailer made it look a lot more comedic than it was. But in general I thought it was a great movie. But the death we are talking about today is the very last one in the movie where the character of Ray (Colin Farrell) gets gunend down by his boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) in the movie’s climax. Why this is so heartbreaking is because just like Shannon in “Drive”, Ray is just a likeable guy. The reason he is being gunned down is because at a previous job he fucked up and basically is too guilt-stricken to be of use to Harry. And I admit, I didn’t really cry at Ray’s unfortunate death but it still got to me and is therefore on this list.

Number 8: Blood Diamond (2006)
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The next death we have on the list is from the 2006 action-drama “Blood Diamond”. And this time, like the last entry it is the main character who dies. After aquiring the titular Blood Diamond (Explanation: A diamond which has gotten naturally colored red(ish) and happens to be worth a lot), our characters Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) runs toward a helicopter to get their asses out of there. But Danny feels that he will die soon and should stay behind. So Solomon gets to the chopper while Danny lies on a hill with a beautiful view and a final call to his love interest Maddy (Jennifer Connelly). And so Danny falls asleep on top of that hill, with a  beautiful view, knowing he had done something good. This is a death that got to me a little more, not only because of Danny being a pretty awesome character, but also because his final scene was built up in such a way that made it a hell of a lot more beautiful. Great movie with a beautiful and heartbreaking death scene in the end.

Number 7: Unforgiven (1992).
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At the number 7 spot is the kind of underrated early 1990’s western “Unforgiven”, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Why do I call it “kind of underrated”? Because while it did get a lot of cred as a good movie, I feel like it was even better than most people says it is… both as a western and as a movie in general. But that is not the point. The point here is to see who died and made an impact on me doing so! And that is the character of Ned (Morgan Freeman) being tortured with a whip, killed and put up on display by the evil Sheriff Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman). This is not easy to take since he wasn’t just a well-written and great character, but also because he was tortured and put on display as his old friend William Munny (Clint Eastwood) sees his corpse. This really hit me because of all those things and yes, because I like Morgan Freeman. But this is so well set up and just shows how brutal the west (especially corrupt Sheriffs) could be.

Number 6: Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (2007)
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Oh yeah, you know what I’m talking about. That really heartbreaking death in the 5th installment in the “Harry Potter” franchise. The one that shocked everybody. That’s right… HARRY POTTER (Daniel Radcliffe)! Nah, just kidding. As you may have expected I am of course talking about the death of Sirius Black (Gary Oldman). Sure, he isn’t one of those characters that got super much screen time but he was still awesome! Especially since they gave him a little more development in this one and made him really fucking likeable. And then they had a really cool fight scene between Harry and his friends with the titular “Order of the Phoenix” against the Death Eaters. And then when Harry and Sirius got the upper hand against Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs), Sirius gets killed by Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter). This moment came as a surprise and really got me. This moment really pulled at my heartstrings and actually made me tear up a little bit.

Number 5: Tombstone (1993)
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If you have not seen this movie yet then not only are you risking getting spoiled but it will also make me wonder why you have not seen this movie yet. It is pretty fucking amazing! Anyway, in this movie we follow gunslinger Wyatt Earp (Kurt Rusell) as he tries to bring law and order to the town of Tombstone. Sure, he gets help from his brothers as well but thoses are not the interesting ones here, oh no. The interesting character (and dying one) is Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer). I admit, I kinda saw the death coming the entire movie but still felt emotion when it happened. And how did I know he would die? Because the guy had tuberculosis and back then it was pretty incurable. But the reason it still left and emotional scar on me is because it was really well set up, really well-acted and just really got to me. In the final scene we see the friendship between Doc and Wyatt as they play cards as Doc is getting ready to leave this world. This scene realyl brought a tear to my eye and that is why it is on this list.

Number 4: Terminator 2 – Judgment Day (1991).
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This entry on the list might seem a bit weird, but hear me out. The impact the death I will be talking about left is to me one of the most surprising impacts ever. I never thought I would be emotionally scared by a robot played by Arnold Schwarzenegger being lowered into lava after shooting Robert Patrick into the very same lava. Also, Arnold giving us a thumbs up as he is lowered is just fucking awesome. But when I saw this for the first time I cried like a little baby. The second time I cried a little less (maybe because I knew it was going to happen), but it still means it left an impact on me. And that is a thumbs up in my book!

Number 3: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
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This is one of the most perfect movies ever made. I am not even kidding. This movie is fantastic in every aspect of the word. And maybe that adds to the sadness that is the death of main protagonist R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson). After going through a lobotomy and have gotten himself turned into a vegetable for being too rebellious. So since his friend “The Chief” (Will Sampson) can’t escape with his friend he decides to show mercy to him and choke him out with a pillow. This scene was not easy to watch, it really reached into me and just made me cry my eyes off. Seriously, I had to pick them up from the floor. But this scene really was well done and couldn’t be any better.

Number 2: American History X (1998)
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This is most certainly one of my favorite movies of all time. There are few movies (in my opinion) that can be as disturbing yet so awesome as this movie. And no, I am not talking about the “Curb stomp” scene as the death for this entry on the list since that character only contributed to that scene but it wasn’t sad at all. No I am talking about the very last scene of the movie where Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) is suddenly shot by a black guy simply because he used to be a skinhead. But the tragedy lies in when his older brother Derek (Edward Norton) finds out and runs into the school bathroom where Danny lies on the ground, shot. Derek sits down next to his dead brother and just holds him, crying. This scene really broke my hearts in many ways. A lot of it thanks to Edward Norton being a fantastic actor and because it was just incredibly well done. The movie never lost momentum (in my opinion) and really ended on a high note. Fun fact: In the original script there was another part to the ending where after Danny had died, Derek would shave his head again. But Norton got it changed… and I think it was for the better. Because one more scene/part would have kind of made the ending less impactful.

Number 1: The Green Mile (1999)
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This movie… this fucking movie. Great writing, great acting, great music, great drama… this movie is just great! You know which death I am talking about. That final execution of John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan). Throughout the movie we get to know this gentle giant and find out he is innocent when it comes to the murder of those two little girls. As we find out, it was actually Sam Rockwell who did it. But alas, they can never prove it and therfore poor Mr. Coffey gets executed in the most heartbreaking scene in any movie ever (my opinion). Not only that the scene is done in a way that makes YOU the viewer cry, but seeing the prison guards (Including Tom Hanks, Barry Pepper and more) cry as well just makes the scene so damn sad. I swear, this scene made me cry like a little baby. You might complain “UUUUH, The movie is too fucking long!”. But believe me, it doesn’t feel that long and the payoff at the end is worth it. This movie has the most heartbreaking death in a movie ever (My opinion). I should have also mentioned, animals are not fair game when it comes to this stuff.

And that’s it really. But what is a list like this without a few honorable mentions? First up we have the death of Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) in “End of Watch”. Then we have Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) in “Gladiator”. Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) in “Godzilla”. Dan Evans (Christian Bale) in “3:10 to Yuma”. And that is it for this time! If you liked this post then maybe give it a “like” perhaps! If you have any ideas for Countdowns I can do in the future, please let me know, maybe I’ll use your idea and credit you for it! And with that, I leave you!

Goodbye my friends!

Movie Review: The Way Way Back (2013)

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I am gonna be completely honest with you, summer is not really my favorite time of year. It is too warm, there are mosquitos everywhere and people expect you to throw off all your clothes for like swimming trunks or bikinis or whatever you are expected to wear. I am a guy who prefer to sit inside all day and watch movies rather than walk around outside without a shirt. Plus, it is not the best time for me since I got pollen allergy. I am more of a spring/autumn guy. But alas, I have to endure the summer every fucking year. Is there anything about the usmmer that I like? Yes… movies set during the summer. And today we are taking a look at such a movie.

Ladies and gentlemen… “The Way Way Back”!

This movie is about the story of shy 14-year old Duncan (Liam James). He and his mother Pam (Toni Collette) are going with Pam’s boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) to their summer house near a beach. Of course Duncan isn’t too happy about it considering he is shy and a little antisocial. But one day when he goes to the water park “Water Wizz” he meets a man named Owen (Sam Rockwell) who he quickly befriends and starts haning with every day. Hell, Owen even gives him a job at the park where he gets to meet the employees there and just have something to do all day… but neither his mom nor Trent knows about this little new occupation of this. And this is kind of what we get. We get to see Duncan interact with the people who work at the park and also see how his friendship with Owen evolves. We also get to see how Duncan’s relationship with his mom and “family” kind of bounces around. And I have to say I really liked the story of “The Way Way Back”. Sure, some things in it are very familiar and not original but that is not the idea of a thing like this. The idea of a thing like this is to take those familiar things but keep them entertaining in it’s own way. And this movie does this perfectly. The story was fun.

The characters in this movie are perfectly portrayed. Not jsut in the acting department, but also because they are very well-written. The characters are very realistic and have some really good dialogue. I also feel like all the characters are very unique and feel different from each other (in a good way). For example, Liam James plays the shy yet likeable main character in this movie, he is just a guy who you know you will like. Then we got Steve Carell who surprisingly plays a pretty convincing dick in this movie. Not saying he is completely unlikeable, he just happens to be a bit of a dick. And I can’t hold it anymore… Sam Rockwell in this movie is honestly fantastic! He was really made to play this character, just like him this character is wise-cracking and full of energy and he did it perfectly. I also think his and Liam James’ chemistry was fantastic. It is rare for me to see that kind of chemistry these days. So as you may have guessed, I liked the characters in the movie.

The music is kind of interesting because the majority of tracks you here are licensed tracks. Sure, there are a bunch of original tracks as well done by Rob Simonsen that all work, but you don’t notice them as much. And I have to admit that the licensed tracks didn’t really bother me. I actually think they worked to really sell the summer-feel of this movie. And I have to say that the tracks were pretty enjoyable. And the original score was good as well.

The camera work, while not groundbreaking, was still really good. The camera guy for this movie really knew how to frame a scene and just make the entire thing look good. I also feel like I have to touch on how this movie isn’t a straight up comedy but rather a comedy with a fair amount of dramatic bits. Sure, none of the dramatic parts made me cry, but they did actually get to me. And I have to say that at first I thought “Okay this movie is pretty okay”. But as I got further into it I really started liking it more and more.

This movie was pretty well-received by both critics and audience members alike. On Rotten Tomatoes this movie has an 85% positive rating with a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic it has a score of 68/100. And finally on imdb.com it has a 7,4/10.

“The Way Way Back” is a movie filled with a ton of funny moments, some good drama, a ton of good performances and a lot of heart. It also has one really catchy soundtrack. So maybe it is time to hand out my final score. My Final score for “The Way Way Back” is surprisingly a 9,55/10 which grants it the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”. I was really surprised how much I liked this.
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“The Way Way Back” is now reviewed.

A summer movie in october… weird.

My Favorite Scenes: Se7en Opening Credits

My dear friends of the internet, welcome back to another installment of “My Favorite Scenes”! Ya know, the “series” where I kind of talk about my favorite scenes. And this time we once again talk about the opening credits to a movie. It also happens to be the second time I talk about the opening credits from a movie directed by David Fincher (First time was “Fight Club”). And this time it is for the movie “Se7en” (Se-Seven-en). If you didn’t already know, Se7en is a 1995 crime-thriller starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two detectives trying to find a murderer who kills people in ways kind of based on the seven deadly sins (hence the title “Seven”, stylized as “Se7en”). I did a review for the movie a few weeks back and I can tel you right now that I love the movie. It is fantastic! But back to the opening credits… which I also happen to love. These opening credits are as dark and disturbing as the rest of the movie and really works setting the tone for the entire thing. So, please enjoy the opening credits for the fantastic crime-thriller “Se7en”.

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