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Django Unchained

Review: Django Unchained

Django Unchained

The hype about the movie sets up a lot of questions. Tarentino remains one of the most loved and hated directors.

The movie starts strongly, and Jamie Foxx has a gravity on film that is undeniable.

The character of the Doctor is one of my favourite characters in some time.

The movie builds tension and suspense well, and you will be constantly beguiled by the soundtrack and  visual tapestry that unfolds step by step.

There are moments were the blood flows in the movie but not as much as in other films and truthfully it plays an important element.

There are scenes that will shock and leave you questioning the moral line. Half way through a scene with dogs being set on someone for example.

The final act of the movie is one of those.

This movie will not be to everyone’s taste, nor is it the movie that many will expect.

We believe it is a very important movie that in time will be come to be loved as one of Tarentino’s best

Notable change of tone and possible a piece that could have been filmed differently is Samuel L Jackson’s character which feels slightly more like Samuel L Jackson than a truly separate character at the start. He is truly scary and terrifying.

One fact that shocked many viewers was the true nature of Alexandre Dumas. I wonder how many people already knew that he was black?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas

Overall: Stick with it – you’ll love it if you can watch the whole way through.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained is a 2012 American epic western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date: December 25, 2012 (initial)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Running Time: 180 minutes
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Cast:
Quentin Tarantino
Christoph Waltz – Dr. Schultz
Jamie Foxx – Django
Leonardo DiCaprio – Calvin Candie
Samuel L. Jackson – Stephen
Monsters Inc 3d

Monsters Inc 3D

Monsters Inc 3d

Monsters Inc 3d

One of the movies that was a turning point for the genres has come back for the Xmas season (and to help with the marketing of Monsters University) and this time it’s in 3D.

If you know the movie already there will be some obvious places where 3D has the potential to have a big impact – the scare scenes, the door chase, etc..

We saw the movie in a great cinema and with our favourite 5 year old film reviewer (he hadn’t seen the movie in 2D).

The film still has the same surprises and characters that will enchant many.

Our 5 year old jumped in places and maybe caused by the 3d genuinely got “upset” in parts.

Does the 3D make the movie.. well when we compare with Life of Pi which would not have been the same movie in 2D by any shape of the imagination, I don’t personally feel that Monster’s Inc 3d was really that much of a step forward.

Perhaps it was the screen, or the mood, overall yes a great movie – though somehow it felt “darker” this time around (and yes we’ve seen it many many times before…)

It’s interesting to think back the history of Pixar, especially with the legacy of Steve Jobs and the other impacts happening globally.

We’ve seen the future and the future is holographics (http://www.THEfutureINadvance.com) and watching a movie like Monsters Inc in that format would be truly life changing.

ps

Our 5 year old did ask an interesting question – why do people love 3d so much?

Be warned you will walk by the Disney store and the merchandise is back in force…

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey – release date 14 December 2012

The book that really launched the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and which is loved by millions of people all over the world finally comes to the big screen.

In this reincarnation we have a kindred cast from the Lord of the Rings and a look and feel we have come to expect.

Those who loved the animated versions or earlier versions will we expect love the larger than life world that has now been created.

The Story:

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield.

Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities


Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens(screenplay), and 3 more credits »

http://www.thehobbit.com/