Crazy, stupid, love. Three words that are commonly associated with romantic comedies. Crazy. Stupid. Love. does not fail to deliver these three words. The story follows Cal (Steve Carell) who finds out his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), cheated on him and she wants a divorce. Cal who is still in love with Emily complies but can’t get over the fact that she cheated on him. In comes Jacob (Ryan Gosling) to try and help Cal get out of his rut.
The title Crazy. Stupid. Love. not only describes what to expect it the movie, it also describes how the movie is organized. The movie starts out crazy, then gets stupid and finally ends in love (it’s a romantic comedy after all! So trust me and don’t expect it to end like Hamlet). (Read more…)
Here we go with another romantic comedy, this time with former pop star Justin Timberlake and That 70s Show actress Mila Kunis. The story follows Dylan (Timberlake) being recruited to New York by headhunter Jamie (Kunis) to work at GQ magazine. Both of them have recently had breakups and now consider themselves emotionally unavailable. Being the new guy in town Dylan doesn’t have many friends and ends up hanging out with Jamie very often. Eventually one day a conversation turns into a discussion of sex and the complications arise from this agreement.
The strongest point of this movie is the chemistry between Timberlake and Kunis. Both characters were able to work off each other very well. Throughout the movie the characters are very likeable and not very over the top. The only negative comment I have to say is that Justin Timberlake is now getting typecast into a geek. (Read more…)
Captain America is the last of the films made to introduce people to the team that will be featured in next year’s The Avengers movie. It introduces Steve Rodgers, a young scrawny kid who just wants to stand up to bullies who ends up becoming Captain America and the face of the war. In the movie Steve mentions this line, “I don’t like bullies, no matter where they are from.” That line does an excellent job in describing Steve Rodger’s character throughout the movie.
The movie does an excellent job in making the audience believe why Steve was fighting and why we should be rooting for him. At times during the movie I just wanted to start yelling out “USA! USA! USA!” (Read more…)