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So this was the break-up letter from the film Eat Pray Love that Liz (Julia Roberts) sent to her younger lover David (James Franco) whom she left in New York while on a sabbatical in Italy. I just find it so touching because it rang true in every sense.
We haven’t had any communication in a while, and it’s given me time I needed to think. Remember when you said we should live with each other and be unhappy so we could be happy? Consider it a testimony to how much I love you that I spent so long pouring myself into that offer, trying to make it work. But a friend took me to the most amazing place the other day it’s called, The Augustium. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the Barbarians came they trashed it along with everything else. The Great Augustus Rome’s first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, one day would be in ruins. It’s one of the quietest and loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over centuries. Feels like a precious wound, Like a heartbreak you won’t let go of cause it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same David. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked around in this place at the chaos it’s endured. The way it’s been adapted, burned, pillaged, and found a way to build itself back up again…and i was reassured. Maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, It’s just the world that is. And the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. Even in this eternal city. The Augustium showed me that we must always be prepared for endless waves of transformation.
Both of us deserve better than staying together because we’re afraid we’ll be destroyed if we don’t.
This film is an adaptation of the classic Wizard of Oz with a modern twist, that is. It is about Oscar Diggs (James Franco,) a con artist cum magician in a travelling circus whose main goal in life is to be “great” and “powerful” in the likes of Einstein, Edison et al. Until one fateful day, while being chased in a hot air balloon by a fellow circus worker – Oscar was flown to the magical Land of Oz where he met Theodora (Mila Kunis,) a witch who have been waiting for the “wizard” who will soon be king after defeating the witch of the dark forest. Oscar played along because he likes the idea of having power and being king. He was introduced to Theodora’s sister – the wicked witch and royal advisor Evanora (Rachel Weiz) who commanded the “wizard” to defeat the dark witch Glinda (Michelle Williams) before being able to get all the perks (like having all the riches of Oz) as a king. Oscar obliged with the request but things turned out differently when he met Glinda who happened to be the one who’s really preserving and protecting the land and the people of Oz.
This film was very nice to say the least. It was enjoyable enough but there’s nothing new about it. It was borderline boring but keeps up tremendously with the graphics. I supposed that I should watch it again on 3D to appreciate it more but I actually do liked it. It’s not that bad but it’s not very good as well. There was something lacking in it. I don’t know if it’s the charm of the film altogether or the story development but it was just okay. James Franco’s attack on the role was very commendable. It was almost slapstick comedy without being overly done. Mila Kunis was meh while Rachel and Michelle breeze through with their respective roles. They are magnificent!
So without the stunning images and Franco’s onscreen presence, the film would have suffered tremendously. It was slow paced but it was tolerable. It lacks agility for a fantasy film but covers up with the acting. This movie’s begging for a second try but I’ll pass for now.
Director – Sam Raimi
Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Posted in Books, Movies
Tagged Bill Cobbs, Film Review, James Franco, Joey King, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Oscar Diggs, Oz The Great And Powerful, Rachel Weisz, Sam Raimi, Wizard of Oz, Zach Braff
This was the first time that I’ve seen any “Planet Of The Apes” films. It started with Will (James Franco), a scientist who is trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease hoping that it would cure his father who is suffering from the it. They experimented the virus with chimpanzees and it mutates giving the chimpz a human level of intelligence. One of the subjects who secretly gave birth became upset and causes chaos into the lab and into the board meeting where Will was presenting, thinking that her baby is in danger. Will’s boss, Mr. Jacobs orders to put all the chimpanzees down but Robert, who was tasked to do it cannot bring himself to kill the baby so he gave it to Will who names him Caesar and raises him in his house. From then on, Caesar displayed the intelligence of a human that he inherited from his mother.
The film was actually a nice combination of technology and human emotions. The Chimpanzees all look real especially Caesar. Andy Serkis who played Caesar was very effective in portraying all the emotions that his character felt. I didn’t get much of James Franco but I love his command on the film. The whole “evolution becomes revolution” thingy was a very interesting plot but I find it too anti-climactic. The “revolution” was like 30mins of the film only. I love how the chimpz terrorize the San Francisco Bridge. Tom Felton was actually really good in here playing the cruel son of the primate facilities where Caesar was brought to after causing havoc at Will’s neighborhood.
Other than my cravings for more “Chimpz Terror,” I’d say the film execution was actually good. The graphics are amazing! I just wished that the film didn’t end like that, or perhaps – there would be a sequel huh?
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis
Gateway Cineplex 3
October 09, 2010
Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins, Christine Hakim
It was after the Oscar this year when I found out that Julia Roberts will have another film (other thanValentine’s Day -where she shared the screen with practically everyone in Hollywood) for which she top-billed the role of the writer Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote the book where the movie was based. I’ve been waiting for this film for like forever and it was only shown here two months after its release in the States.
Was it worth the wait? I would say yes because Julia is simply one of my favorite actors and seeing her being “Julia” again even though she is playing a real life character makes me love her even more. The film was engaging and funny at times–not very moving at all but it would make you think something about life. About freedom, choices –what exactly do you want to do in life?
My only problem with this film was that it tends to be a bit draggy. It was 2 hours and 22 minutes long and I am like –Okay, so when does she go to India? My favorite part would have to be her Italian escapade. It makes me want to go to Rome –and seriously, I HAVE TO GO TO ITALY!
James Franco was very charming as usual but I did not really connect with his character while Javier Bardem on the other hand was such a darling to watch!
I’d probably recommend this film to people who loves watching long “Julia Robert” films –I’m not expecting too much from this film because I really haven’t read the book (which I ought to do soon) –but I’d say I really did enjoy it –it was really a feel good film.