Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Review “I am a loner... a rebel” Pee Wee tells his lady friend as she asks him out to the drive-in movie theater. He could not be more right. Pee wee is one of the most unique characters there is in the history of film. The crazy comic rebel is played by Paul Rubens, who captivates the magical and mischievous little boy living in a mans body with such clarity. The comedy later inspired an Emmy Award winning children's series that ran on CBS from 1986-1991 called Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Jena Malone plays Donnie’s love interest in the film. Gretchen Ross is just as much a confused teenager as Donnie is, if not for different reasons. Gretchen and Donnie are like magnets, in the fact that they are drawn together by a malevolent force, that leads to a tragic conclusion. The story begins at the end, showing an unexplainable event that happens in the lives of an all American family. At the start of the film the camera smoothly sweeps across the
It also uses humour occasionally to make viewers laugh and to relieve some of the tension built up by the suspense. Finally, it presents believable characters like Gordie LeChance, played by Will Wheaton, and Chris Chambers, played by River Phoenix, as real people. Therefore, suspense, humour, and the ability to present characters as real people make Stand By Me a highly entertaining film. First, the plot of the movie is captivating because of the suspense. This is what compels the audience to keep watching, as the viewers never know what is around the next corner.
They also show that when you experience change, you will most likely enjoy it and realise that it has actually helped you. In the movie Chocolat, there were many cases where the theme of change is evident. In each of these instances, the change is not welcome at first but later it makes people very happy. For example, before Josephine changed, she was a mess. She was stealing and getting beaten by her husband on a regular basis.
The 60s is obviously a popular era for film makers both from a stylistic point of view and also as a narrative setting. The social revolution of the time (feminism, race, sexual orientation) provides a perfect backdrop for an emotional storyline and several modern films have taken advantage of this. Films like A Single Man, which tells the story of a gay man dealing with the lack of acceptance of his relationship in his community and even among his friends in the early 60s, use the decade as a setting to show conflicting societal views. A Single Man is a highly stylised film and uses costume and setting to great advantage. The women can be seen in tight capri pants, high necked shift dresses, Jackie Kennedy style short jackets with matching skirts and big hairstyles.
“Glamorous settings, glamorous clothes, (and) glamorous sex: This remake is a deluxe vacation for adults,” (n.pag) exclaimed Charles Taylor, a movie critic on behalf of Salon.com. The uncontainable excitement by Taylor’s voice referred to the remake of the 1968 motion picture, The Thomas Crown Affair, staring the heartthrob Pierce Brosnan, and his beautiful co-star, Rene Russo, directed by John Tiernan. In this action-packed film, audiences could unravel the cat-and-mouse relationship between Brosnan, who played Thomas Crown, a billionaire Manhattan financier who pulled off a $100 million dollars Monet heist, and Catherine Banning, played by Russo, an insurance investigator that must use her wits in order to out maneuver the charming, yet deadly, Crown. Suspenseful, and romantic as this blockbuster may be, The Thomas Crown Affair opened up certain aspects argued by Susan Bordo, a philosopher on culture and representations of the body, about the roles of men and women in the contemporary society, and the stereotypes that follows. Based upon closer inspection of Crown and Banning’s relationship and their interactions with one another, it could be argued that Bordo’s point of view does indeed, confirm the stereotypical side about sexuality and relationship between genders.
This is separating the “star” from the person and letting the audience see that these famous actors really do live their own lives with their own problems. I liked how real old films were used in the movie of Adam Sandler as a child to make it more realistic. Another example the film is reflecting on reality is with Seth Rogen’s character. He is an up and coming comedian trying to make it, and he ends up becoming a famous comedian’s assistant which ultimately puts him in the limelight. Overall, I thought Funny People was a good movie that
However something is different today when i watch my beloved childhood favorite, I find myself seeing different things about genie that i did not, or could not, see when i was seven years old. As a kid i remember him being the character with the most vibrant personality and best sense of humor, but now I see more of a sad undertone in the genie’s character, after all he is a slave who is controlled by Aladdin or whoever his master happens to be. Throughout the movie the genie takes on a variety of forms and wheres many different disguises used to generate comedy, yet these disguises hide something deeper and more meaningful in his character. Yes the genie has infinite power and is portrayed as deeply enjoying his magical abilities, but at the root of his
In The Great Gatsby, we see an abundance of shallow characters. There is a surplus of lying, cheating, and thinking only of oneself. Nick Carraway gives a more than accurate characterization, both direct and indirect, of multiple characters. For example, Tom Buchannan “had established dominance over his face” and spoke in a “gruff husky tenor, [adding] to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed”, with “a cruel body” (pg. 7) Later, it is revealed that “’Tom’s got some woman in New York’”, even though he’s married to Daisy (pg.
The Five-Year Engagement (Universal Pictures) 2 hrs. 4 mins. Starring: Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Mimi Kennedy, Lauren Weedman, Chris Parnell, Mindy Kaling, Brian Posehn Directed by: Nicholas Stoller MPAA Rating: R Genre: Romantic comedy Critic’s Rating: ** stars (out of 4 stars) There seems to be the continual explosion of Hollywood romantic comedies surging on the scene that specifically devotes itself to the trappings of marital bliss. Last year’s heralded Bridesmaids lit a fire under the “wacky wedding woes” genre so naturally Tinsel Town wants to further fan the flames in hopes sharing the wealth with the marriage mayhem theme. Let’s not kid ourselves though…we were long bombarded by rom-com wedding-oriented chucklers that ranged from Meet the Parents to The Wedding Date to The Wedding Planner.