This movies stars the Academy Awards Best Actress, Natalie Portman. It was filmed in 2009 and general released early 2011, I wonder if this has anything to do with Portman’s Best Actress win in 2011.
Portman’s character is very similar to the role she played in Black Swan that won her the Best Actress title in 2011. The actor who stood out in the movie was the young Charlie Tahan, brother of Daisy Tahan, who played a very believable boy stuck in the middle of a bad divorce and remarriage of his father, played by the TV actor, Scott Cohen.
The plot of the movie is simple and Portman’s character is the “other woman” who caused the break up of her boss’ marriage. Ironically that was the same reason her mother divorced her father. Portman also struggle with the guilt of her 2 weeks old baby dying in her arms.
I was more mesmerized by Tahan’s character and his struggle to cope with the changes in his life more than Portman’s character.
For Portman’s fan this may be a must see but for me I think Tahan is an up and coming actor we can expect much from. Hopefully he does not fall into the traditional child actor predicament like Gary Coleman or Dana Plato, but shines like Drew Barrymore.
This is a good movie to go to if you don’t have anything else to choose from at the box office.
It is a romantic comedy starting Adam Sandler as Danny and Jennifer Aniston as Katherine where Nicole Kidman has a supporting role as the evil Devlin Adams. Danny is someone who lost fate with marriage and decides to use marriage to get into the hearts of women.
It is a romantic comedy staring Natalie Portman (Emma) and Ashton Kutcher (Adam), playing two life long friends who have sex one morning. In an effort to protect their friendship, they decide to make a pack to keep their relationship as “no strings attached” (aka. friends with benefits). The movie has made popular a quote among the social networks.
What I need is someone who’s going to be in my bed in 2 a.m. who I don’t have to lie to or eat breakfast with… Use each other for sex at all hours of the day and night, nothing else.
Portman definitely carries this movie where the rest of the actors done an okay job of supporting her. Even though Kutcher has an equal billing for this movie, his role is nothing special. It’s similar and at times identical to all other roles he played in the past: Killers, Valentine’s Day and What Happens in Vegas.
This evening I saw the movie Date Night at AMC Cinemas, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong. One of the movies from my Must See Movies list.
This is a cops and robbers story with a nice twist. The main characters are mistaken for the robbers when in fact they are just a boring suburban couple (“The Fosters”) played by Steve Carell and Tina Fey. The Maxwell Smart character of Get Smart that Carell played in 2008 was all over the Phil Foster character. Don’t get me wrong it was the perfect way to play the Foster character.
This evening I saw the movie Mamma Mia! at AMC Theater, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
I had not had much expectation for this movie. I didn’t even had it in my Must See Movies list. But I was presently surprised.
I believe much of my enjoyment was the direct results of the actors in the movie. They sure went all out and included some of the biggest in the industry: , and even Tom Hanks pitched in as one of the Executive Producer for the movie.
Reportedly the female lead, Amanda Seyfried had never heard any of ABBA’s songs prior to staring in the movie.
I went to the record store prior to going onto the theater to see if I recognize any of the songs. Since I was of that age (grew up in the 80’s), I did recognize most of the songs, but I did not find any of the songs that good. My opinions changed during and after the movie, where I found most of the songs to be catchy and enjoyable.
Like in Music and Lyrics and all musicals, the actors in this movie sang their own songs. Not that any of them were any good, but you will hardly notice as the lyrics become part of the dialogues.
Like movies that came before it, Julia Roberts‘ Runaway Bride and My Best Friend’s Wedding it had the hero not realizing the best thing he has is right in front of him. So the plot of the movie tells the story of how the hero tries to win the heron over.
If there was more to the plot I would have given this movie more penguins. In either case, it is an enjoyable women’s movie.
This evening I saw the movie “Penelope” at UA Cinema, Time Square, Hong Kong.
I was presently surprised by this movie. I went into the movie thinking it was just going to be another lesson-learned movie. It did have the black-swan element to the movie that one would come to expect. The several twists in the story were nice touches to give it the unexpected elements.
I don’t normally enjoy this sort of movies; I am more of the action adventure, thriller kind of a guy.
The acting was fair, but I think the story has much to convince me to give it a 3 penguins rating. If you were looking for a light hearted entertainment for a present afternoon, then do give it a try. Of course, as my rating states, if you can rent it even better.
This evening I saw the movie “Miss Potter” at UA Cinema, Time Square, Causeway Bay.
This is a movie about the English writer, Beatrix Potter who created the popular and famous “Peter the Rabit” story book character and many others. The Oscar winning, Renee Zellweger played Beatrix Potter, and the Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor played Potter’s junior publisher, Norman Warne. They were quite good.
Each and every time I see a Zellweger movie I am surprised and impressed with the wide range of characters she is able to portray and made believable on the big screen. My first was