Author: songbird1018

The Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon is congressman David Norris who is at the brink of winning another election when his path crosses with an intriguing woman named Elise (Emily Blunt).  After their chance meeting in the men’s bathroom, David finds himself infatuated with the young woman.  As fate should have it, or in this case shouldn’t have it, David crosses paths with the young woman again on a bus ride to his office. Unbeknown to either individuals, David had altered his chosen path.  Due to this unexpected turn, David arrives at his office to find the adjustment bureau there “adjusting” to the turn of events.  Due to their exposure to a “human,” they are ordered to capture Norris. After learning of the bureau and their intentions on keeping Elise away from him, David decides to take matter into his own hands and enlisting a member of the bureau for assistance.  For the duration of the film, David fights the “hands of fate” to be with his ballerina and convince her that they’re worth fighting for. The concept of the film is original and spectacular.  When the film comes to a close, the viewer is left thinking that they may have missed a component but it’s not so.  It does not drag and demonstrates a perfect timeline for the right story.  This is a must see film for...

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The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais’s latest comedic venture was overlooked by the Golden Globes. The Invention of Lying directed and written by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson is a story of hope. Gervais plays Mark Bellison, a social loser in every sense of the word. He lives in a world where lies do not exist and honesty prevails to no end. Jennifer Garner is the focus of his romantic fixations. She is brutally honest with him calling him fat, a loser and verbally sharing her obvious high stature status. The brutal honesty from all characters both main and secondary prove to be the heart of the comedic atmosphere. Mark Bellison is at the bottom of his game at the beginning of the film drowning in the truth of the beholder’s eye. He loses his job and his apartment. The only praise he gains is from his mother who resides in a nearby nursing home. Each building baring the name of their true nature, the residents of the nursing home project the negative attitude of their surroundings. Mark’s life changes when he learns to lie. His life becomes better and he brings hope to those who have none. Each individual he thrives to help better their lives. He shares his good fortune and therefore his life becomes brighter. This is quite an inspirational movie and it is not common amongst comedies. Normally we...

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Harry Potter 6: Not Quite as Magical

J.K. Rowling is said to take part in each of the Harry Potter film installments as to not disappoint fans of her popular book series. After seeing the 6th installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it seems the famous author may not have had much of a say in the story line. The 6Th book builds momentum to introduce the beginning of the end which is found in the 7th and final book of the series. Its movie equivalent fails to do that. While most may find it important and entertaining to see the blossoming relationships between title characters, it is more important to display the story. It is ok to stray a bit from the story to shed light on a dark occurrence but not for the entire time. Harry is on a mission with the respected Professor Dumbledore to locate and destroy the pieces of Voldemort’s soul which he sealed in specific objects. Between his journeys with Dumbledore readers also see the developing relationships of Harry and Ginny as well as Ron and Hermione. Unfortunately these relationships overtake the plot of the film. The audience is shown a mysterious mission of which Draco Malfoy takes part. It is not known what that mission is but it is apparent that director David Yates spends too much time on Malfoy and the mysterious closet hidden within Hogwarts. The...

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Jennifer’s Body Leaves a Horrible Stench

On Friday September 18th, my best friend and I decided to celebrate her birthday watching Jennifer’s Body. Sounds hot right? Well for someone who is not a fan of Megan Fox, I thought well what’s the harm? It’s classified a horror comedy. Ironically that classification alone is an oxymoron but despite movie man’s review on Elvis Duran’s show we went to see it. More than half way through the movie we left and may I say that I have NEVER left in the middle of movie. I saw “Drowning Mona” and “Mr. Wrong” and never opted to leave. If anything, it’s fun to make jokes about horrible movies. However this one takes the icing on the cake. It makes me want to watch Glitter again just to cleanse my “bad movie” pallet. The story is outright pathetic. The basic story is about the slutty, sexy cheerleader who gets “abducted” by this underground band to take part in a ritual to Satan. When the band mistakes this social sexy cheerleader as a virgin, all men pay the ultimate price. Since she is not a virgin, a demon takes over her body which causes her to literally live off human flesh, men more specifically. Any man her best friend, nicknamed “Needy,” finds even remotely attractive, she goes after them and this includes Needy’s boyfriend. There was nothing remotely scary about this...

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Disney Magic is Back

Disney has dispersed its good old magic with its latest princess story The Princess and the Frog. This charming retelling of the Frog Prince captures audiences of all ages. Disney’s decision to return to 2-D animation did not disappoint. It has left everyone enchanted. Princess Tiana is the princess of recent times. She represents a hard-working woman trying to stand out in this world. Disney princesses in the past have been known to have a wish in their heart, meet Prince Charming and live happily ever after. What makes this Princess unique is her motivation and dedication to standing on her own feet. When she meets the prince she finds he is not perfect (as most of Disney Princes project themselves) and neither is she (as most Princesses project themselves). Tiana and Naveev learn from each other causing the chemistry between them to grow. The story teaches children, as Tiana’s dad states, wishes can not work on their own, you must help them along to make them come true. This gives a realistic view of what life is and how it works without removing the fantasy of the story. Another notable ingredient in this smash hit is not only the historical factor of the first black princess but also its upbeat, catchy music scores. New Orleans gave Disney the backdrop for fresh new musical sounds in their soundtrack producing rich, jazzy...

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