Monday, August 18, 2008

Latest flicks


We finally caught Juno, the famous movie dealing with the serious subject of teen pregnancy, and both enjoyed it tremendously.

It's an impressive movie because of the balancing act it achieves; it does not take sides or moralize in regards to Juno's choices. Also, it doesn't present Juno as blameless, stupid, or helpless. She is very much in control of everything, soup to nuts, and she is both adorable and sophisticated. Ellen Page, as Juno, successfully carries the entire movie. Everyone else is just supporting her, though they all do an excellent job of that.

Michael Cera was suitably funny, innocent, and smart as the boyfriend, too. In the end, I couldn't help but find these two teens extremely charming.




I am grateful to have seen Mamma Mia on the big screen. Yes, it's a silly musical, but it is worth the price of admission for the scenery, since it was shot on a Greek island. GORGEOUS. I wanna go. Now. Anyway, the cast obviously had so much fun making this movie that they really should not have been paid. I always love Meryl Streep, and she can even sing, plus Colin Firth was in this, too. So, go look at a beautiful island, sing along with ABBA, and enjoy the funny scenes in this romantic comedy of a musical! You will be happy when you leave, even if you don't wanna be.

8 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

I'd love to see mamma Mia, too. There's nothing like a silly musical with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and the best James Bond ever. :-)

Ariel the Thief said...

Oh and that guy I have first seen in sly fox Lars von Treer's movie, Stellan Skarsgård.

Ariel the Thief said...

Strange crew! But isn't it strange to write depressed lyrics and then the happiest music to them, too?

Ariel the Thief said...

There was a Hungarian songwriter and singer who did the other way around. He wrote optimistic, cheering lyrics and then he added music so dark and hopeless that you listen and want to kill yourself. He did, actually...

actonbell said...

Oh, my. I guess it really is the beat that's important, huh?
Btw, "the best James Bond ever" cannot sing. And I like the latest James the best:)

TLP said...

As you know I loved Mamma Mia! Everyone should go see it. Except silly men. Silly men don't appreciate these things.

Doug said...

This silly man didn't need a warning.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Our TV film critics here in Oz were divided about this film. One of them felt the choreography was awful. But I felt it was just right for the film, which was, of necessity, 'amateur'. You felt people really could have suddenly launched into those silly steps.