Angel / ninefly studying:
media theory + psychology mini-bio: Book blogger and semi-professional graphic designer, I enjoy reading all kinds of books and ranting on about them afterwords. I apologize for not being much of a social person, but I try to reply to all response-seeking comments =)
1 umbrella: ☂☂☂☂☂
could not finish 2 umbrella: ☂☂☂☂☂
at least it tried 3 umbrella: ☂☂☂☂☂
not amazing, but not bad 4 umbrella: ☂☂☂☂☂
well worth your time 5 umbrella: ☂☂☂☂☂
my personal favourites, regardless of rating 8D
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First of all, I hope you guys don't mind me flooding your readers/inbox with memes. Luckily(?) this new meme won't be weekly, despite its title...most likely bi-weekly or monthly, but always on Saturdays. Anyways, the point is, I'm averaging about 5 movies minimum per month at the moment and thought I might as well post up some mini-ratings/reviews. I've made a separate page to host all of my movie reviews here, the new reviews I post for this meme will be added to that page as I go =)
A monthly meme where I post about movies I've recently watched and ones I'm dying to see. I'll do a mini ★ review for each movie I've seen, and express in ♥s how excited I am for trailers of movies soon to be released. See all of my movie reviews here.
Recent Screenings: 7 Anticipated Screenings: 3
Tropic Thunder (2008) ★★★★ actors of note: Robert Downey Jr. + Ben Stiller mini-review: seriously didn't recognize RDJ at first lol; Ben Stiller is another of my favourite comedic actors, and I love their whole "defy the expectations" theme; not a perfect movie, and I'm not impressed by the drug/potty humour, but it's really really entertaining to say the least; I WANT TO WATCH SATAN'S ALLEY *AHEM*
Gothika (2003) ★★★.5 - class actors of note: Robert Downey Jr. mini-review: the 0.5 is for the movie itself (wasn't particularly scary, just dark, literally); the ★★★ is for Robert Downey Jr.'s 30-second appearances throughout lol; favourite moment: "Because you were married." adorable, lovesick, and ultimately a gentleman ♥
RoboCop (1987) ★★★.5 - class mini-review: this was HILARIOUS, sometimes intentionally (ex. dialogue) and sometimes not (ex. buckets and buckets of "blood"); girl was kickass, Robo was poker-face funny, and there's lots of people getting mutilated, hilariously; oh and there's some hypocritical critique on capitalism and technology
Freaks (1932) ★★★.5 - class mini-review: this was banned in a lot of countries apparently, since they starred actual "freaks" from circuses; it wasn't particularly stimulating, moreso trying to portray the "freaks" as sympathetic and human, rather than things to be looked at; kinda reflects the "popular kids get served by the nerds" troupe in teen movies
X-Men (2000) ★★★ mini-review: action sequences made me laugh (in the bad way); Wolverine/Rogue friendship fluff was so adorable ♥
X-Men 2 (2003) ★★★.5 mini-review: action sequences have improved; there is an Asian character! I wanted pretty-boy Nightcrawler a la X-Men Evolution
Sleepy Hollow (1999) ★★★ mini-review: it was amazingly pretty, though the blood was a bit too "paint splash" to me; acting was kinda stilted, I laughed in all the wrong places; the Horseman's growling noises were just kind of hilarious towards the end; not scary at all really...
The special effects look amazing yes, but I've never been a big fan of Alice in Wonderland...Through the Looking Glass was more my thing I think? I'm not sure what to make of Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter...and the Alice character seems rather boring...BUT, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND PSYCHEDELIC RANDOMNESS, YES.
IT'S SO COLOURFUL!! I'm so fangirling Hit Girl right now, and Big Daddy, okay and Kick Ass + Red Mist to a degree; from the teaser vids they've released, I'm still not decided whether it'll be a disaster or not, but I'm sure I'll enjoy watching the rainbow action sequences lol
Iron Man is my favourite superhero movie of all time at the moment, and RDJ is my favourite American actor, there is no way I will not enjoy this sequel 8D
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