Sunday, May 12, 2013
Director Baz Luhrmann brought writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to life, through the works of talented actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton. Luhrmann has a unique vision for the work he creates. In 1996, Luhrmann modernized one of William Shakespeare’s most tragic plays, Romeo and Juliet, which also starred DiCaprio. Everything in the film was up to date, except for the dialogue. In The Great Gatsby everything is set in the 1920’s except for the music. The film begins with Nick Carraway (Maguire) describing his life living next door to the great Jay Gatsby. He resides in a mental institution retelling the psychiatrist his tales of the lavish parties and luxurious life Gatsby charmed him with. But, the parties come to an end, and the beautiful life of millionaire Gatsby turns dark. Carraway can’t speak the pain and disgust he endured on Long Island that summer, so the doctor encourages him to write his narrative to give him solace, and thus begins The Great Gatsby.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Robert Downey Jr. is back as the witty crime fighting genius Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. The film is the third and possible final installment of the Iron Man franchise. The film is directed by Shane Black and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes. Iron Man III centers on Tony Stark’s apparent vulnerability, when a man from Tony’s past resurfaces and destroys Tony’s world, leaving him to strive to rebuild, and fight back before it’s too late.
The summer of 2013 is finally almost here, and it's packed weekend after weekend with some of the most anticipated films of the year. Although the month of May isn't considered "summer" it still heralds the beginning of the major blockbuster flicks this season. Other than awards season, (Golden Globes, Oscars, SAGs, etc.) summer is the time where film fans can finally enjoy some of the best, fun, action packed movies made this year. The past few summers have been filled with superhero flicks, so why should this summer be any different? There are tons of sequels, superhero flicks and comedies thrown into the mix. So sit back, relax and check out my picks of what to watch this summer.