My week with Marilyn. Michelle Williams is certainly up to the part. Judi Dench and Emma Watson are excellent as well.
Not sure who played Olivier but he was the weak link in my mind.
Well worth the price of admission.
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While not a new movie, or even new to me, I got a chance to revisit this one in the cinema today:
Parts of this (read: Mickey Rooney) haven't aged well, but most of it is a lovely valentine to New York in 1960-61. Audrey Hepburn, THE most beautiful woman to ever grace the screen, is stellar. George Peppard kinda smirks his way through the beginning but finally does some acting in the second half. Martin Balsam is great, John McGiver completely steals the scene he's in (John Cleese for the inevitable remake!), Patricia Neal is quite memorable, etc.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I love all the bits of "business" that go in the party scenes and such. Reminds you that we're not so "madcap" anymore.
The screening I went to was well-attended, with a gaggle of middle-aged ladies who had dressed up (black dress and pearls) for it and who were passing the Kleenex at the end, and kind of laughing about how they were crying (if you get what I mean) when the lights came up.
If you haven't seen it in a decade or two, it's certainly worth renting again. I was delighted to see it on the big screen again.
John Carter. I ignored the poor reviews because the movie was based on a teriffic book that I enjoyed as a kid, "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It turned out to be quite a good movie - certainly much better than those reviews said.
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Flows well with the other two AvP films, though with fewer 'aliens' and gore and the like. It really wasn't like the original Alien movies from the 70's and 80's (those are still the best, bar none) but it was fun to watch nevertheless, particularly if you are a fan of the Alien, AvP or Predator films. Had a decent mix of tension, suspense and one or two scenes that made you jump for a second. Oh, and it also had some stunning visuals to boot.
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Editing, sound and visuals all superb and unlike Band of Brothers which is also superb - this is only original footage and photos and interviews with those who lived it.
Take the time....it's very very good.
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