Love For: Warm Bodies

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Rarely do I get out of a movie and want to run home and blog about it but this time around I just couldn’t help myself!!! Ever since I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies I started counting down the days until it came out. Not because it seemed super intellectual or thought-provoking but because it looked hilarious and cute! The movie is set in the post-apocalyptic future where there are humans (who are kept inside a huge steel wall that wraps around the center of the city), zombies (who for some reason reside in the local airport), and boneys (what a zombie turns into if they ‘give up’/flesh hungry skeletons). The main character is R (played by Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie (also the narrator and a hilarious one at that) who lives at the airport with the other zombies and boneys who leave them all alone because they’re already dead. R is not like the other zombies though, he wants more out of life than wandering around grunting and eating humans. During a trip the zombies take to sniff out some humans to eat, they find a group of teens in a pharmacy and go to town. This is when R meets Julie (played by Teresa Palmer) who is the daughter of the leader of the humans. He takes her back to the airport and he starts to ‘thaw out’ and become more human as the movie goes on. I’m not going to spoil the rest but it had an awesome ending! This is coming from someone who really doesn’t care for anything that has to do with zombies (no Walking Dead for me). Aside from the awesome story there was another HUGE pro to this movie: (after the jump) Continue reading

Indie Movie of the Week: Tiny Furniture

Soo sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my weekly indie movies! I haven’t had much time to watch any. Recently I fell IN LOVE with a show on HBO called “Girls” and since I watched the whole season…yesterday lol, I have been looking up the cast members to see what else they’ve been in. Lena Dunham is definitely a new fave actress of mine along with Jemima Kirke who are both in the show. Anyways this lead me to “Tiny Furniture” which I really liked, perhaps you might like it too…

Sound of My Voice Movie Review

Today I had the day off of work, and usually when that happens I clean..or sleep..or read. Not today my friends, not today! I have really been wanting to see “Sound of My Voice” for quite some time now but it hadn’t come to my theater…until this past weekend. So of course when I had some free time today I ran right over to the movie theater and saw the movie all by myself!

To be honest, I could’ve went into the theater not even knowing what the movie was about and just the fact that Brit Marling co-wrote along with Zal Batmanglij and acted in it was enough to get me to see it, not to mention the true originality of the story!! You may not know who Brit Marling is, I didn’t either until I saw the movie “Another Earth” which was so beautiful and unique! Brit also co-wrote and acted in it (I highly recommend you see it as soon as you possibly can!). There is something about this woman, she is beautiful, smart, and very talented. It’s safe to say you WILL fall in love with her once you see these films.

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Indie Movie of the Week: Elizabethtown

 

Elizabethtown is one of my favorite movies. It’s one of those movies that leave you feeling happy! A young man in need of a fresh start gets one under highly unexpected circumstances in this emotionally resonant comedy drama from writer and director Cameron Crowe. Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is considered the big success story in his family, having moved away from the small Kentucky town where he was born to California, where he works as a designer for Mercury, the nation’s biggest athletic shoe company. But success has begun to elude Drew — his most recent design was a resounding flop that has cost him his job, and his girlfriend, Ellen (Jessica Biel), has given him his walking papers. Drew is contemplating suicide when he gets word that his father has died, and that he’s needed back home in Elizabethtown, KY, to help organize the funeral.

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Indie Movie of the Week: United States of Leland

 

This movie is really beautiful even though there is plenty of tragedy in it, check it out!

PLOT: On an ordinary school day in California, a seemingly ordinary student named Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) commits a devastating, inexplicable crime . . . and everything changes forever . . . not only for Leland but his family, friends and the teacher who becomes obsessed with trying to figure out why. Sent to juvenile hall to await trial, Leland says little to clear up the compelling mystery of how a young man of such promise could turn to cold-blooded violence; that is, until he meets Pearl (Don Cheadle), a compassionate but jaded teacher at the prison.

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Indie Movie of the Week: Daydream Nation

Reasons you should see this movie

1) Kat Dennings

2) the Soundtrack

3) it’s tragic AND beautiful

4) even though my rating system is 1-5, I would give it a 10!

5) beautiful cinematography

6) lesson to learn: “People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world is going to end soon anyway,

but those people look at life the wrong way. I mean, things don’t need to last forever to be perfect.”

A girl looking for kicks gets a whole lot more than she bargained for in a singularly curious town in this dark comedy. Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) is a clever but cynical 17-year-old whose father is still adjusting to the death of his wife. Caroline’s dad takes a new job and they move to a strange community where the sky is always dark thanks to an industrial fire that’s been burning for several months and isn’t going to be put out anytime soon. Caroline doesn’t have much use for her backward drug-addled classmates, and so to relieve her boredom she sets out to seduce Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas), the best-looking man on the school’s faculty. While Mr. Anderson tries to avoid responding to Caroline’s blunt sexual overtures, it isn’t long before he succumbs to her charms and is sleeping with his new student. But Caroline’s new romance turns into a romantic triangle when Thurston (Reece Thompson), one of her stoner classmates, falls head over heels for her and she gives him a chance to impress her. Before long, Thurston is declaring Caroline the love of his life, Mr. Anderson is angry over having a rival for her affections, and the local serial killer begins to make their presence known, picking off the town’s teenagers one by one. Also featuring Andie MacDowell and Ted Whittall, Daydream Nation was the first feature film from writer and director Mike Goldbach.

 

Indie Movie of the Week: Dedication

 

Plot: Henry Roth (Billy Crudup) is an obsessive-compulsive and somewhat misanthropic writer of children’s books. His illustrator and only friend, Rudy (Tom Wilkinson), dies after a fabulously successful collaboration on their series of children’s books about “Marty the Beaver.” Henry is under contract to produce another Marty book for Christmas sales. His publisher, Arthur Planck (Bob Balaban), assigns penniless, lovelorn illustrator Lucy Reilly (Mandy Moore) to work with Henry. She’s sought by her ex-boyfriend Jeremy (Martin Freeman), who dumped her two years ago but shows up apologetic, having dedicated his new book to her. She and Henry go to a house on the shore to work. Will love bloom amid the rocks, or is Henry a bump on Lucy’s road to Jeremy? Rudy’s voice, from the grave, gives Henry counsel.