The Beguiled (2017)

This review sort of contains spoilers.

For years, I have kept a certain distance from Sofia Coppola and her movies due to them being extremely boring for my taste. They take forever to build up, they have very many empty-scenes (a term that I will explain later), and the payoff is usually unsatisfying. The reason I don’t necessarily like Sofia Coppola’s movies is because I have a hard time actually watching them, which makes The Beguiled a special one. But, I must confess that since initially rating it, I have lowered my score from 4 to 3, because the more I think about The Beguiled, the more I’m disappointed in its direction and lack of intrigue.

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The Lobster (2015)

the lobsterBeing with somebody is the only acceptable way of being for society. But you also have to be compatible – if your partner gets nosebleeds, and you get nosebleeds, you are compatible. If you are alone, you will be turned into an animal. If you are afraid to become an animal, and run away, you become a loner. People, who are alone but not yet turned into animals, can hunt the loners and gain extra days as people to find their compatible partner. Some people would do anything to not be turned into an animal.

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# 204 – 4 in 1 (trailer special)

This trailer special is a little bit more organized than the previous ones: the trailers are listed in an order by their release date in the USA. Since I’m a little behind on the trailer front I’m doing this another more than one in one post.

• Starting with a movie that was already released on August 19th: Fright Night. Since vampires are in at the moment Marti Noxon comes back to show us how it’s really done. The writer behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and many others/plus a producer) brings us a story about a young teen (Anton Yelchin – adorable little thing) who wants to kill a vampire called Jerry (Colin Farrell). Hopefully it looks as good as it sounds: Toni Collette, David Tennant and even Dave Franco are in this one as well.

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• Next month, on September 16th Drive comes out: a movie that stars the oh-so-popular-man-at-the-moment Ryan Gosling looks so much like Transporter and I know this because the trailer is like a 2 minute movie (as it was also pointed out in a comment under that video) – Americans should learn how to make trailers! Besides that – a typical action movie I reckon, nothing special, Ryan looks good though.

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• After that, another chance to see Anton Yelchin is on October 16th but this time in a romantic drama. Like Crazy tells a story of a couple who is forced to be apart because of an expired visa. It looks like something I want to see and it also reminds me of One Day, a movie that just came out – but romance is always a little bit different.

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• With all the previous movies it’s a good chance to see them all before 2012 kicks in but with The Odd Life of Timothy Green a Disney movie that stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton (from The Secret Life of Us) and Cameron “CJ” Adams as Timothy (adorable kid in his break-through role in my opinion) the wait is long. This comes out on August 15th 2012 – and even though it kind of looks like Benjamin Button and is a Disney movie – I’m still looking forward for this.

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# 189 – Horrible Bosses

Due to my Summer brake which means I have a lot of free time on my hands, I managed to go to the cinema twice (in June) – Horrible Bosses was my second choice and I was utterly thrilled about it. It seems that this is my 2011 favorite comedy so far and I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that the cast looks like the crown jewel of Hollywood. Starting with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and adding to them their bosses Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston you would think that nothing can go wrong and that would be the correct way of thinking.

Horrible Bosses tells a simple story about three friends who have horrible bosses and who they decide to kill. Simple as that and with a lot of humor and what can only be described as slightly crazy looking Rachel (Aniston’s most beloved character) with Charlie Day was pretty awesome. It was very interesting for me to watch Jennifer Aniston doing that type of a character because I’m used to her as a soft humor girl but Horrible Bosses showed that she can be a bit crazy-scary-funny as well. Nothing bad about it, it wasn’t too over the top for the plot but I doubt that that kind of a boss can really be real. Talking about real looking bosses, Kevin Spacey did magic with his character,  the exact kind of horrible I was imagining before I watched this movie – making his employs do things by cornering them. I wouldn’t want to work with Kevin Spacey as my horrible boss but I would like to work with him as an actor – I think he’s brilliant. Colin Farrell had a lot of make-up and looked awful in a sense that he is a handsome man but in this he was far from it but he still gave a great performance.

Now when talking about the three friends who’s horrible bosses I already covered it’s really hard for me to grasp my thoughts into a solid sentences. First of all, I love all those guys, I liked them before but now it seems I have built up a fake love affair with all three (or if I had to choose one I would go with Bateman). They are all different, although both the Jasons look really similar: Bateman is this clean cut, sophisticated, hot from top to bottom and very sarcastic, Sudeikis is more loose, a bit rough around the edges and definitely more goofy while Charlie is cute as a button and more physical with his humor (his emotions at some moments were priceless). So putting them three together as a trio who were about to empark on a journey that was far from legal was a great casting call and with a solid script it’s no surprise they all signed in. This is exactly what I’m talking about, a solid script with a story that takes you from the beginning to end with lots of laughs and a great cast!

All in all, I liked this movie a lot and I’m totally okay with giving it a 4,5 out of 5. Why not 5, I think that considering its humor and vulgar approach to bosses, it might not be suitable for everybody and a movie that gets 5 should be good for everybody. I might even know why it has a 7,7 score in IMDb – comedies rarely get better grades cause humor is subjective and it’s very hard to get it 100% right with everybody. Horrible Bosses managed to get it right with me and I think that the fact that for me there haven’t been good comedies lately helped this movie out a bit – I just really needed a good laugh!

# 171 – Horrible Bosses

In this rate this summer is going to be very funny because another good comedy has released its trailer: Horrible Bosses. One thing that makes this probably my most favorite out of all the comedies this summer is the list of actors in it. Starting with Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston! This has all the comedy stars in one movie and it seems that it’s all what a great comedy needs. Add the fact that this movie is about bosses who are described as horrible you might even have something in common with it.

As an interesting fact, this movie was co-written by one of the cast members of Bones. Want to guess who? No. Okay. It is John Francis Daley who plays Sweets. Another fact, this movie opens on July 8th.

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