Happy International Women’s Day!
Finally got around to seeing this.
Atmospheric, beautiful, exhausting, bleak.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Leonardo DiCaprio completely immerses himself fully in the role (and in the belly of a horse *spoiler?*) in order to make the audience feel as hopeless and exhausted as he does, at points some of the expressions we see through some close-ups are quite disturbing . Not that i’m complaining; the film may lack some emotional character development and seems to half-bake a back story that we never quite get to understanding fully, but you can’t help but really feel like you are there, shivering and trudging your way through the wilderness. Tom Hardy continues to play a bad-guy well, although at times, he also continues to be borderline inaudible (See: Bane).
Starsuckers Watch Free Documentary Online on Vimeo on Vimeo Here’s a link to watch Star Suckers FREE online on Vimeo (Mr Hembling in legal video link shocker).
Related Guardian press complaints commission (PCC) and wider issues: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/oct/15/starsuckers-celebrity-surgery-tabloids
B-Movie Name Generator. – Just a bit of fun.
For that professional film poster look:
Is Kick-Ass an example of how we are desensitised to violence in the media?
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BBC. BBC News – ‘Kick-Ass unglamourises violence’ says creator. August 12, 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23667041 (accessed January 18, 2014).
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Kick-Ass. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Performed by Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chlo Grace Moretz, Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage. 2010.
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Kick-Ass 2. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Performed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chlo Grace Moretz and Jim Carrey. 2013.
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Do you understand film classifications? I’m guessing the reason you watched those horror films and bought GTA V is because you might not!
Have a go, leave a comment so we know how you scored.