She’s one of Disney’s most iconic villains and she’s the “evil” fairy that casted a spell on Princess Aurora – the princess we came to know as the beloved Sleeping Beauty. This film was told from the perspective of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) – the once good fairy whose heart was shattered by the only man she loved which turned her into a lost and angry villain. Truly, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The events on the film mainly focused on what transpired after she gifted a curse to the newly born princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) and from there we see another persona of Maleficent as the misunderstood, hurt, angry and someone who is also capable of love.
Angelina Jolie owned this character into perfection. Her portrayal was beyond graceful. I’d even think that this was Angelina at her best. She was graceful, composed and that evil smirk just gave me goosebumps! I thought the that narration went well into the film highlighting each event and the characters. I was particularly drawn to Diaval (Sam Riley) because he’s got it good with Maleficent. There were some fun moments in there. Fanning was an okay choice but was rather dull most of the time. Perhaps, that’s what her role was supposed to portray (Anyway, I find the character of Sleeping Beauty the most boring amongst the Disney Princesses – no pun intended) and if that’s the case – she did well then. Sharito Copley was barely there and I could easily replace Brenton Thwaites with any other actors who could play a good prince charming role better than him.
The whole vibe of the film was okay. ‘Love the scoring, the story development and the animation but it’s really Angelina who gave the film an absolute curiosity to be seen. It’s a movie about this villain Maleficent and she did her part to make it all about her. Angelina Jolie is one and only – singular. And I should think that she’s enough reason for you guys to watch this one.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharito Copley, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites
Babel is a riveting tale that encompasses continents, people and their stories entangled into a socio-political and personal struggles that is inevitable and prevalent in the world that we’re living in today.
It stars Brad Pitt who perhaps delivered one of his most noteworthy performances. He played Richard Jones who along with his wife Susan (Cate Blanchett) were in Morocco for a vacation. While traveling Susan was accidentally shot by a young Moroccan boy that was immediately assessed by the US government as an act of terrorism. Meanwhile, in the US – the Jones’s kids nanny (Adriana Barraza) was forced to take the kids with her in Mexico to attend her son’s wedding without the Jones’ permission – an event that led to them being detained by the immigration. In the other side of the world, we have Cheiko (Rino Kikuchi,) a deaf-mute Japanese girl , traumatized by her mother’s suicide and whose father (Koji Yakusho) was the person who gifted the pistol that was used in the shooting in Morocco when the latter went there for a hunting trip – the girl herself was battling her own demons coming to terms with her mother’s death and her dad’s lack of support. The entanglement of each story was an outstanding and thorough display of how humans are connected at one point in time. The outline of the film was so big and as it is “multicultural” that it was easy to be fascinated by it and be at the edge of your seat and breathless, expecting things to happen hopefully in favor of the characters you’re rooting for. The emotion was heavy here that somehow it’d make you exhausted and you almost want to smack each character but in the end – it may provide you some realization – good or bad at that.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Mohamed Akhzam, Adriana Barraza, Gael Garcia Bernal, Elle Fanning, Nathan Gamble, Rino Kikuchi, Koji Yakusho
via 2014 Pinoy Exchange Movie Challenge – Movies Nominated In The Academy
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Tagged Adriana Barraza, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning, Film Review, Gael Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Mohamed Akhzam, Nathan Gamble, Rino Kikuchi
Emma Watson is in a chich Marchesa dress that totally complimented her short do. Emma can do no wrong tbh. With that being said, she’s our Ultimate Best Dressed for this year’s ceremony!
Emma Stone looked stunningly perfect when she arrived wearing a lace dress and a satin pumps! Her look’s an Easy A!
Elle Fanning was in a Dolce and Gabbana Floral romper with matching floral wedge sandals! Cutie little Elle is giving sister Dakota a run for her money!
TV Star Holland Roden look ravishing in this sequin covered silver dress with a train! We’re simply mesmerized by her!
Lily Collins was wearing a leopard-print D&G dress. We love how it looked very simple yet elegant!
Amanda Bynes was wearing a Herve Leger Bandage dress a a Christian Loubotin’s Change of the Guard sandals. We’re not really loving it. It kinda look “snooki-ish.”
Lil Mama wearing a Sherri Hill corset dress with this very high boots. It feels so 2000 and late.
Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld was in a Louis Vuitton tuxedo and we’re just not buying it this time. It’s risky and she knows it didn’t work. Sorry baby girl. We still love you.
There fashion people…give us your take!
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Tagged Amanda Bynes, Best Dressed, Elle Fanning, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Hailee Steinfeld, Holland Roden, Lil Mama, Lily Collins, MTV Movie Awards, Worst Dressed