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Review: Her (2013)

Her2013PosterHer without a doubt should be considered as a frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay for the Oscars. Its premise of falling inlove with a machine (an operating system) was a reminiscent and was very much like the obsession of Al Pacino’s character to SimoneThis film however took a direction very different from the latter. The year was 2025 and Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), someone who writes under a company named beautifulhandwrittenletters. Theodore was in the brink of divorce with his wife Catherine (Rooney Mara) and was desperately in need of company until he met the OS which he named Samantha. Together, they talked about love and life with Theodore seeking love advise from Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) which eventually led to them falling in love with each other.

Now this seemed to be a bit out of order, yes? But you gotta remember that it’s the year 2025 and falling in love is yes – that simple. Funny thing is, since Sam’s a microchip the two cannot have sex – an indication that the relationship to work in the long run is impossible and there can’t be no physical human connection that could transpire.

I thought Joaquin Phoenix portrayal was very commendable for there was a feel of longing and sadness in his approach which so become him

The premise may not seemed original at all but it’s charming and has character. Director Spike Jonze delivered a passive yet arresting sequences of events that is both endearing and unique.

Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Matt Letscher, Sam Jaeger, Luka Jones, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Spike Jonze, Portia Doubleday, Soko, Brian Cox

Rating: 8/10

*Her  received five Academy Award nominations, including the Best Picture category.

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Review: Despicable Me (2010)

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Gateway Cineplex 7 – September 3, 2010

P181 with D.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Sergio Pablos

Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBayer, Ken Jeong, Danny McBride, Minsy Kailing

Watching this film was truly a delightful experience because it’s dubiously funny, free-spirited and well –very touching.

There’s a lot of good things to talk about this film.

First, there’s Gru – claiming to be a super villain (Steve Carell is genius!), how I love his accent! Gru is such a character to watch — a very tender soul inside but a funny and kind of evil in a weird/ humorous way in person.

and then the Minions, they are just the cutest thing ever – they’re funny, smart and dependable! LOL

There is the three orphan girls namely Margo, Edith and Agnes — they are just so adorable!

There are tons of good scenes in this film but my favorite would have to be the part when they went to the Super Silly Fun Land and Gru got that Fluffy Unicorn toy for Agnes! It was just so hilarious!

I could watch this film a million times and still laugh and be moved by it. It’s a perfect family movie!

I’d give a deserving 9 /10 ratings for this film.