Friday, October 30, 2009

The Aviator

"A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s" courtesy of

i was really excited for this movie because i'm reading a biography on Howard Hughes right now, but this movie. it almost pissed me off. there is SO much wrong information. well i don't know for sure whether the book i'm reading is wrong or if its the movie, but i would assume its the movie. for one they had him dating Katherine Hepburn as a real serious relationship which was totally wrong, Hughes was a major playboy and he did date Hepburn, briefly but what they were doing was portraying his love life with Billie Dove as his relationship with Hepburn in the movie, i'm guessing because people don't really know who Billie Dove is. and then when he was shooting Hell's Angels (which is where the movie starts) he is married to Ella Rice, which was an arranged marriage he used to get away from his family after his parents died. there was SO much that was contorted and misrepresented.

they also didnt explain a lot, they just showed Howard kind of going crazy and although they showed some of his major plane crashes (which were completely false also) they didnt explain that his plane crashes were why he was slowly kind of loosing his mind.

they also would just mention random things, which i knew about because of the book but i would imagine most people didnt know like they randomly said "well just dip into tool co." which was his fathers business which made his father rich and help start howard in the right direction, and he didnt like the business, refused to run it, but took money from it all the time when he needed it.

although, the acting was good there are a TON of people in it. Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C Reily, Alec Baldwin, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, (although Gwen and Jude's parts were very small.)
CORRECTION: okay so he did have a real love affair with Katherine Hepburn, i got a little further in my book but they did protray it wrong because they said they were together when he was shooting Hells Angels and thats when he was engaged to Billie Dove, Katherine Hepburn was years later. Hughes was truly a master playboy and the movie doesnt truly convey that and it is a big part of his character and why he never married Katherine or Billie.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

An Inconvienent Truth

"A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide" courtesy of

for some reason I had never seen this movie, I think it was one I always thought I had seen because it's a movie I would have seen but finally in my sustainable design class we watched this and if you havent watched it. watch it.

it's amazing, I am very aware and "into" the problems that we are creating i'm very green-concious and I know everything that was happening. I know about the ice caps melting, i know about the polar bears dying, i know about the increase in natural disasters etc. etc. but what i wasnt comprehending was what that meant. I knew A + B but i didnt know what it equaled. and the footage that Gore shows is so honest and so real.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bride Wars

"Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day" courtesy of
i apologize for the lame 'summaries' of the movies lately my work computer blocks
This movie was entertaining - the acting is good in it, I've always liked Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway and they are such typical friends. Hudson is the demanding really gorgeous high-mainteance once very into her looks and Hathaway is the school teacher with the loving simple boyfriend who is kind of a pushover which is why she is such great friends with Hudson but the one thign about the movie is that - i really don't think this would ever happen. the stuff they start doing to each other all because of a stupid wedding date is rdiculous. True best friends would not do that. I couldn't understand why it was such a big deal. I mean they could have had one wedding in the morning and another wedding at night and shared the reception -- but I guess that doesn't make for a good movie. it is entertaining though. its a different kind of wedding movie thats for sure.

The Soloist

"A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper" courtesy of

This movie was really good. I wanted to see it for the longest time and I finally just ordered it on ondemand last night, The acting of Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr is amazing. Jamie Foxx does great with a playing a schizophrenic homeless man and even the way he looks is taken on into a whole nother' world. They really portray it so well what he's truly going through. we (especially city people like me) encounter with schizophrenic and homeless almost daily, and although I have gained some sympathy after I took a psychology class in college -- you really feel understanding and sympathetic for him, almost empathetic. He was this brilliantly talented musician and voices in his head beat him down, which is actually just terrifying for him. But the movie is great it has this powerful connection with music where some of the seasons are literally just music. But it connects with the homeless community as well. there are bad homeless people out there - thugs and drug addicts but then there are some that have just been beat down on life and there is a scene where Steve Lopez (Downey) is talking with a homeless lady and shes telling these stories and they're hilarious and he's just laughing and it just kind of makes you stop and think, its a very inspirational movie especially when you stop and think about how it's a true story

the one thing i will have to say, is that it's quite obvious that certain things are left out of the movie. Steve Lopez obviously did a lot for this - apparently this was a series of columns that he wrote, it touched people, but that doesnt always really come across in the movie (that its a series of columns) Lopez also apparently got a lot of recognition for what he was doing for Nathaniel and they kind of throw it in there last minute where you're like "what?" I have a feeling that Lopez and Ayers would feel at odds about this movie, i feel like it's not told to its true entirety.

but definitely worth seeing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

top ten worst movies ever

in no specific order.

1. Red Dawn
2. Cheaper by the Dozen 2
3. Joshua
4. Kings Ransom
5. Son of the Mask
6. Scary Movie (all)
7. Confessions of A teenage drama queen
8. Corky Romano
9. Austin Powers - Goldmember
10. Hedgwick and the angry itch

this is hard to say because a lot of movies that would be deemed the worst - you can sometimes tell and i don't watch them - these are solely based on movies i have actually seen.

Top-Ten all time favortie movies ever.

in no specific order that would be way to hard.

1. Almost Famous

2. Factory Girl

3. Forrest Gump

4. Breakfast at Tiffanys
5. Sabrina

6. A Christmas Story
7. Wanted

8. 21
9. The Terminal

10. Fight Club