The fact that I knew about Moon years ago, and the fact that I watched it just recently, makes me a little mad because I could have been loving it for the past seven years! Instead, I lived in a Moon absent world for seven years, without ever realizing what I was missing out on.
Last week, while I was not updating my blog (which seemed to be the theme for this week as well, sorry guys!) I watched House of Cards and got lost into its intrigue and complicated political terms I can’t even comprehend with the help of Wikipedia. It was created by Netflix and the show’s entire first season, all of its 13 episodes, were released at the same time (finally, somebody understands how TV-shows are made to be watched) and it stars the brilliant Kevin Spacey.
Not to over crowd the blog with trailer posts I’m gonna put two very serious and great movies into one. Starting with a Hollywood A-list packed movie Margin Call and finishing with yet another Clint Eastwood movie which stars the great leading man Leonardo DiCaprio.
• Margin Call: This is another Wall Street movie that seems to be a lot better than the one Michael Douglas and Shia LeBouef did simply because it is packed with such great actors I can’t even grasp the seriousness and awesomeness of this movie. Starting with Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons the list continues with Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Simon Baker and Stanley Tucci. Some might be also excited for Penn Badgley and Demi Moore but I think the first six guys mentioned are definitely the creme topping of this movie. Who will be the cherry on top? Maybe it’s gonna be a what instead cause the whole story looks promising as well. Though it already had its opening at Sundance Film Festival it’s yet to hit the big screens this upcoming on October 21st
• J. Edgar: While Margin Call gathers a lot of great male actors, J. Edgar doesn’t want to fail to deliver the same amount of greatness. Starting with the man behind the camera – Clint Eastwood brings onto the screen the story of J. Edgar Hoover (written by Dustin Lance Black who put Milk on paper which of course he won an Oscar for) the list continues with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Ed Westwick (his first very serious movie role!?), Dermot Mulroney and Judi Dench. Not bad either, considering that both of these movies probably end up winning a lot of awards. For J. Edgar you have to wait until the 9th of November. (PS: Leo with brown eyes is weird or is it just me?)
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!
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.