Sunday, February 23, 2014

Let's go to the movies!

If you have seen the movie Annie, you would have sung the title of this post! ha. Reference video below. 

Scott and I have quite a list of movies to see, and recently watched Gravity and Wolf of Wall St. 

I was NOT interested in this movie at all. I'm not opposed to Sci Fi, so I think I was just turned off by the thought of watching Sandra Bullock float in space for 1.5 hrs. But, a few minutes in, I was hooked. I get really annoyed when I can predict what will happen in a movie, but this one kept me on my toes. Just when you thought things were going to end one way - something you didn't expect happened. We saw it in IMAX 3D, but I don't think that would make or break the movie. The main thing is that you need to focus on the movie and not have any distractions, which would make it tough to watch at home where we are so inclined to be on our phones and computers ! 

Wolf of Wall Street: 
Everyone is raving about this movie, and I was not impressed. When someone asks what I thought of it, my first question is: Have you seen Goodfellas? Martin Scorsese took his format from Goodfellas and applied it again to Wolf of Wall St. From the main character talking directly to camera and narrates while cutting to scenes of all the debauchery that happened at this time to the way it ends - I felt like I was watching Goodfellas - the finance version. Jonah Hill was great in this movie, and played a pretty quirky character. Leo DiCaprio was good, but he played a pompous a-hole so I couldn't stand him throughout the film. Some scenes were done really well, but some were dragged out too long and were repetitive. We get it - they did drugs and partied a ton, then paid for it. Anyway - I don't really see this winning any awards but who knows. 

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