"Out of the furnace" (film) is the kind of film that comes across as all too real to the audience. Imagine putting a lens around a certain period of time of a group of characters who are tied together by family bonds, love, and old debts. The main character Russell Baze (Christian Bale) comes across as a man who is bound by honoring those ties. I enjoyed the film because family bonds, love , and old debts are concepts that I think everybody can appreciate and relate to. The film is very honest in portraying the flaws of its characters, which makes the movie all the more believable and plausible. But I do think that because of how real the film was, it does cone across as gloomy. I reccomend that you go see it once. Probably not worth being given as a gift, or watching again though, unless you feel like getting bummed out. You will enjoy having watched this film because it makes you relate to the characters and it reminds you that their is real people out there that go through real life problems just like you do. Some people say that this movie is some what in the Oscar category, but given the films that are out, and that are coming out this Oscar season. I would have to disagree. It was a good movie...but best picture worthy or best actor worthy...I don't think so.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sometimes when it's quiet and I sit and I find my self frustrated with certain challenges that I face I ask God to please let me know he's there...then I am reminded that somewhere in the world there is someone who is praying on his knees with tears in his eyes that he could be where I am now, in a comfortable chair, in a warm room, eating a plate of food with their mother...and it is in this thought process that I immediately turn from being in a state of vulnerability to being in a state of appreciation for all of the blessings God gives me everyday, and I then ask and prey for all those Men, Women and Children who do not have nearly the same, may they find refuge in your arms my lord, and may their suffering end soon. While I know God will never forget about me or any of us, the challenges I face will be overcome as I feel God in my life and for him nothing is impossible.
Posted by Real Life Poet at 6:47 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This film is a story that is layered in three different dimentions. On one side it's about AIDS in the 1980s and finding a way to help treat those infected with the virus and the discrimination they faced in every aspect of there lives. The other side of this story is about a healthcare system that is not setup with common sence laws that will allow people to find treatment for themselves when there sick, by any means possible. But who instead must crawl through a maze, and wait to be called on to possibly receive some sort of relief. The last side of this story is my favorite, and that is that this is a story about our humanity's resolve to simply not roll over and accept the circumstances we are facing. The main character in this movie Ron Woodroof ( Matthew McConaughey) comes across as a guy who is so stubborn that he literally smiles back at the grim reaper and says "not yet, so keep walking". Despite whatever opinions or beliefs you may have or where they originate from, Dallas Buyers Club is a movie that is worth seeing if you like great acting and really want to see Matthew McConaughey like you've never seen him before.
Posted by Real Life Poet at 1:20 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013
For a movie whose entire spoken script consists of less than a paragraph. This movie is heartbreaking, inspiring , and intense all at the same time. Stories that tell a persons fight for survival are always interesting, but the way this film (All is Lost) captures every last effort that the films only character (Robert Redford) put up was heartbreaking and motivating. Heartbreaking because you see him struggle and fight with every bit of whit and strength that he has and he still comes up short, and motivating because it really makes you reflect on your self and ask your self, "Have I done everything possible to succeed before I call it quits?" This movie is for those who can relate to the kind of person in a circumstance where all they have is their will to not fail.
Posted by Real Life Poet at 12:25 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Captain Phillips (film) comes off as more of a documentary than a regular action movie based on real events. The Director (Paul Greengrass) chose to shoot the the entire movie using handheld cinematography, with the intention of giving the film a real life live action feel to the movie. But instead it made me dizzy and gave me a headache and gave me temporary motion sickness. After the film was over, many in the audience complained of the same affect because of the film. The camera is constantly shaking ALOT. So viewers beware if you easily get dizzy. Tom Hanks portrays Captain Phillips, but he is the only mainstream actor in the movie. Every other actor in the movie are all low key actors/extras. I didn't really take away anything from the film. It was all based on actual events, and the best acting happens at the end, and you get to see very raw and real emotion out of people. Everything prior to that just feels like a guy who got kidnapped and is reacting to being kidnapped. There is no in depth storyline, there is no character development . Over all it was an ok movie, but I probably wish I would have waited for it on Red Box or Netflix .
Posted by Real Life Poet at 12:25 AM
Friday, October 4, 2013
If you think Gravitys just about some Astronaut (Sandra Bullock) floating up in Space, then your thinking exactly what I thought before I saw the movie. And we were both WRONG!! This film was about a lot more. It was about what it means to be human. It was about not giving up when we have every reason to give up. It was about the beauty of this tiny planet we call home. Sandra Bullock did an amazing job, and she made you wanna cheer for her the whole movie. George Clooney was as cool as he always is and played an amazing supporting role in the film. I saw the movie in 3D, and to me it was worth it, but if you see it as a regular movie I still think you will enjoy it. This is probably the best movie out right now. Go see Gravity...
Posted by Real Life Poet at 11:56 PM