Hi guys! Sorry it's been a while since I've done one of these. My last few Fridays have just been kind of busy, But I'm back now!
I had the ultimately fun privilege of watching 80% of Jupiter Ascending. What a terrible, amazing, awful movie, right? I think I heard someone on Buzzfeed or Tumblr describe it as "the fanfiction/scifi fantasy novel we all wrote when we were 14 come to life". That's pretty much what it is. It reminds me of lame fantasy stuff I would write when I was younger. I mean, so it's kind of awesome in that way, but this movie is just so ridiculous. How do the Wachowski's get money anymore? Basically everything and my thoughts on this movie can be summed by this commentary of it I found on Buzzfeed.
Also, I watched Ain't Them Bodies Saints a couple weeks ago. How lovely and pretty is that movie? I actually really enjoyed it and thought it was just so lovely and kind of heartbreaking. Why is Casey Affleck not a bigger star? Seriously, I've watched a few of his movies in the past few weeks and I'm just not sure why he's not as big a deal as his brother, Ben. Rooney Mara was also lovely in this movie, and I'm glad she's as respected and getting as great parts as she is. But seriously, Casey Affleck needs more love.
And speaking of the Affleck's, I also finally got around to finally seeing Good Will Hunting. Baby Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck are just so cute. They all have these Boston accents and run around causing trouble, but this movie is quite sentimental and uplifting without being too heavy-handed. Robin Williams was also in this, and actually won an Oscar for the part of Matt Damon's therapist. I'm not actually sure why he won? I mean, it was a good performance, and the speech he makes on the bench about love was a great clip for Oscar nominations, but I don't really see what the big deal was? Is this an unpopular opinion? I really don't know, but I thought he was good, just not like Oscar-winner worthy. Also, this was one of Matt Damon's best performances that I've seen so I'm glad to see he was nominated. Also, Ben Affleck in sweatsuits with a Boston accent (being all youthful and with that Italian hair or whatever) is much less attractive than he is now. 40's suit Ben really well, I think. Peaking in Gone Girl.
If you hadn't heard, TIFF movie listings are starting to trickle out! The first round of films have been released, and I'm pretty excited. I live close enough to Toronto to probably catch a movie or two, but not really close enough to buy a package of tickets. (It's a hassle getting into Toronto if you don't actually live in Toronto, FYI). So much looks really good. I was lucky enough to see The Theory Of Everything there last year, so I'm hoping I can snag seeing something equally as exciting. Legend, Black Mass, Spotlight, Brooklyn, Demolition, The Martian, Trumbo, Sicario, Beasts of No Nation, and Colonia all look really great, so hopefully my husband and I can find time/tickets to see one or two of these. We'll see!