A Random Blog of Everything I like
The title kinda gives impression it’s SO NOT ME!! ;)
Apparently, in attempt to try watching all kind of movies, I ended up with 4 movies with love as it main theme. 3 of them are musical. HOWEVER, since the other three didn’t give good impression on me…I will just share a bit why I don’t like those movies.
In the past couple of weeks I watched The Decoy Bride (a romantic comedy starring the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant), Once, Little Shop of Horrors and Beloved. I only do full review on The Decoy Bride, the rest is more like why I don’t like them that much.
Once (2006) is something I watch because Cillian was offered to play in the movie but turned it down because he chose to be in an independent movie called The Wind That Shakes The Barley. I have to give big round of applause to Cillian as he clearly knew perfectly well which one is a better movie. Once is terribly BORING!!! The only thing that kept me from watching it is the soundtrack. The music in this movie is really beautiful and easy listening. I basically left the movie half through by twitting and replying comments on my blog. There isn’t any ups and downs moment in the movie that can keep me interested. You can read the story in wikipedia as I don’t even remember the leading characters’ names anymore. Rating:
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) is something I picked out of my friend’s movie collection because it sounds fun. I didn’t know it was a musical movie till I watched it 2 weeks ago. To be honest, I like this one better than Once. LSOH is a dark comedy and it has a fun side story beside the love related one…and I really enjoy it. An alien plant lived on eating human is really interesting. The music is also fun…in the spirit of rock and roll. Although I quite enjoy it, but I don’t think I will see it again. Review in Wikipedia. Rating:
Beloved – Les Bien-aimés (2011) is something I watched because I though I can use it for my French movie for World Cinema Series…but I find it difficult to write a full review as I really don’t understand where the movie is going….plus, I am not a fan of infidelity movies. The story is just full of women (mother and daughter) acting as an easy lay. Other people might see it differently but for me the only good part about the movie which happens to be a musical is listening to them speaking in French. It’s a free movie so I don’t have anything to lose ;). You can read a better review on Inspired Ground. Rating: (I think this movie is better than Once because it still has ups and downs moments which can make me interested once in a while)
I watched Beloved as part of ‘What’s Next After Blogging‘ workshop in Kineforum TIM, held by Muvila.com. It was a workshop about people who success in movie industry because of blogging. One of the speakers was my student who graduated in 2008 😉 I wish I have more time to chat with him. The movie came right after the workshop…so I couldn’t chat much with him. I went to the workshop with Andina @ Inspired Ground .. it was fun meeting her 🙂 You can read bits of the workshop at her blog, Inspired Ground.
Aw…the cute David Tennant is adorable in this movie. He is so tall and skinny and something about him made me want to put him in my pocket 😉 . I also like Kelly MacDonald, I first saw her in Intermission as Cillian’s girlfriend. She has an interesting beautiful face.
You know, I never been able to watch serious romantic movie because it always bored me (yeah I know, I am a weird woman who enjoys serial killer more than serial lover) however I made an exception toward romantic comedy…mostly because I love its comedy (..and that’s why I love Sandra Bullock!). When I found out that David Tennant is staring in a romantic comedy…I know I have to watch it!
James Arber (David Tennant) is a not so good writer who is loved by Lara Tyler (Alice Eve). Lara is claimed to be the most famous and beautiful actress in Hollywood. Paparazzi are swarming around her wedding. I feel that they way paparazzi hawk over her wedding are just a bit too exaggerated, but since it is a rom-com, I can accept that part a little. Lara decided to hold her wedding in a remote Scottish Island called Hegg. But even in Hegg, one determined paparazzi still able to find it. Lara runs away and her assistant makes his own decision to continue the wedding by bribing a local girl named Katie (Kelly Macdonald) to pretend to be Lara. Now that James married Kelly by mistake, will James still believe that Lara is his true love?
I believe you can easily guess the ending 😉 … we can easily guess the ending of all rom-com…what differentiate enjoyable rom-com with boring rom-com is the process that leads to the common happy ending.
I like how the couple, James and Katie, is not heaven and earth couple (like that too much of a fairy tale, Maid in Manhattan)…they are just ordinary people stuck in someone’s stardom. I love Kelly’s character, Katie, she is so funny and her accent is really cute. The chemistry between James and Katie is really fun to watch, Katie with her slightly in love feeling and James with his denial…they make such cute couple. Too bad David Tennant doesn’t use his Scottish Accent even though the movie is set in Scotland.
Those are the movies I watched recently…it seems that romance is still not my favorite genre, except for romantic comedy (not a favorite but I can still enjoy it).
You know…I quite enjoy watching movies in theme. My previous reviews were also in specific theme, like All Movies by Benedict Cumberbatch and Movies From the Great Britain. For the next review, I already have a perfect theme for it 😉
So…have you watched any of those movies above? What do you think…I bet you like it better than me 😉